Welcome to James R. Lowell Elementary School! Home of the Star Students!

Welcome back, families!

Message From the Principal

Dear Lowell Students and Families:

My name is Maureen Skalski and it is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the new principal of James R. Lowell Elementary School.  I am very enthusiastic to join the Lowell School Community.  For over 27 years, I have worked in the School District of Philadelphia with 20 of those years as a principal. I have always been passionate about developing young children into successful students.  As I begin this new journey with the Lowell School Community, I look forward to building relationships with you and your children.

It is my goal to ensure that all children are immersed in a learning environment that is conducive to academic achievement and personal growth.  As parents, you have entrusted the Lowell Staff to care and nurture your children, and for that we are grateful.  The Lowell team will be working diligently to provide each and every child with a quality education while providing a safe and welcoming environment for our students to learn and grow.  It is my firm belief that a quality education is the gateway to opportunity for our young people.  As we begin this year, please know that we cannot do this challenging work without a strong partnership with parents/guardians and families.

I am excited for the many possibilities this new school year holds.  Thank you for your continued support and trust in the Lowell Faculty and Staff.  I look forward to partnering with you in this great work.  I invite your feedback and collaboration to build a strong relationship to support our goals and ensure each child’s success.



Mrs. Maureen Skalski



Lowell Elementary School