Meet Mcdowell School

McDowell School offers exceptional care and education, starting with our infant program, and grows with your children as they transition through preschool into elementary school. We successfully bridge the real world with the classroom through a challenging and enriched curriculum. Within our optimal classroom settings we can tailor our programs to the unique needs of every student, allowing them to develop the skills needed to be critical thinkers and creative problem solvers.


McDowell students emerge as self-reliant, yet collaborative, individuals who possess independent, critical thinking skills. They will build on their strong educational foundation to become caring citizens who will excel.

Why McDowell?

Specialist taught art, music, PE, Spanish, science, yoga and computer classes

Optimal class and small school size means more individual attention

Advanced academic opportunities

Safe, secure and nurturing environment

Secular, internationally minded school with integral Character Education Program

From six weeks through sixth grade

Extensive, integrated Field Studies Program

Family oriented with over 40 years in the community


McDowell School provides exemplary, infant through elementary, programs and education for the children in our care.

What Do Our Parents Say?

McDowell’s teaching staff strives to bring out the very best in every individual student, making each child feel empowered to take the next academic challenge."

Elementary Parent

McDowell is truly a special place, because not only is it an example of academic excellence, but it is also one of great love and acceptance.”

Preschool Parent

Visit us

We invite you to come and see for yourself! You are most welcome to attend any of our community events but we would prefer to show you around our school personally. Following your visit, if you would like your child to spend a day with us, we offer a “Discovery Day” to see if McDowell is a good fit.