Location

The Lowell School is located at
1640 Kalmia Road NW
Washington, D.C. 20012

Lodging

The following is a short list of hotels we recommend for the Summer Institute.

Hotels in Silver Spring, MD within 2 miles of the Lowell School:

Hampton Inn Silver Spring

Double Tree Silver Spring

Sheraton Silver Spring

Hotels in Silver Spring, MD within 1 mile of the Lowell School:

Holiday Inn Express

Days Inn Silver Spring

Travelodge Silver Spring

Travel Details

Driving Directions

Note: The school’s entrance is on 17th Street NW. Parking lots can be found at the end of the main driveway, or just past the entrance on 17th Street. Details: https://www.lowellschool.org/about/directions

Getting to Lowell School from Ronald Reagan Airport:

Metro Options

  1. Take the yellow line towards Greenbelt. Get off at Fort Totten station and take the red line and get off at Silver Spring Station. Takes about an hour.
  2. Take the blue line to McPherson Square Station. Catch the S4 bus line to 16th St and Kalmia Road and walk to Lowell School.
  3. Take the blue line to Metro Center Station. Take the red line to Silver Spring Station.

Fares range between $2.25 and $6.00 each way.

Uber/Lyft

A shared ride is about $20-25. A private one is about $35-40.

Getting to Lowell School from your hotel:

Walk

The school is a 15 minute walk (about a mile) from the Holiday Inn Express, Travelodge, and Days Inn hotels. It is a 30 minute walk (about 2 miles) from the Doubletree, Marriott, Hampton Inn, and Sheraton hotels.

Bus

From the Holiday Inn Express, Days Inn, and Travel Lodge bussing options are limited and walking is recommended.

From the Doubletree, Marriott, Hampton Inn, and Sheraton hotels, it is a 25 minute bus ride on the S4. This page contains more information on bus routes: https://www.wmata.com/schedules/index.cfm

Depending on the time of day, bus fares range from $1.50 to $2.50 each way.

Electric Scooter

Lime electric scooter rentals are available in the area. Details on how to rent scooters are available here: https://www.li.me/

Bike

Bikeshare rentals are available through Capital Rideshare and LimeBike. Details can be found here: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/bikeshare/

Rideshare

Uber and Lyft are both available. From the Holiday Inn, Travelodge, and Days Inn hotels, a shared ride is $6 to $8, and a private one is $7 to $10. From the Doubletree, Marriott, Hampton Inn, and Sheraton hotels, a shared ride is $8 to $10, and a private one is $9 to $12.

Driving Directions

Note: The school’s entrance is on 17th Street NW. Parking lots can be found at the end of the main driveway, or just past the entrance on 17th Street. Details: https://www.lowellschool.org/about/directions