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From the Superintendent

Mission Statement

 “Strong families, working in partnership with the school as advocates for academic achievement, will create an environment where every child has the opportunity to acquire the foundation skills and habits of mind that foster life-long learning, citizenship participation, and personal fulfillment.”



Congratulations Hector Marquez!

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Picnic Table Scholarship Fundraiser Raises $3,675 for LFDCS Graduates PDF Print E-mail

Congratulations to Hector Marquez, this year's Picnic Table Scholarship Fundraiser Raffle Winner!

Hector is a co-worker of one of our parents. The student who sold the winning ticket was Ideth Matos, a grade 5 student.

Two students pulled the winning ticket:  Scarlett Henriquez from Ms. Doulames's class and Adiel Vargas from Ms. Clark's class.

Thank you to all who participated in this fundraiser--we raised $3,675 for LFDCS graduates to attend the high schools of their dreams!

LFDCS Poetry Club PDF Print E-mail

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the LFDCS Poetry Club had its Poetry Celebration to celebrate its months of poetry learning.

Every week seventh and eighth grade students in the club read, wrote and discussed poetry. Students learned about different forms of poetry and wrote within the rules of different formats. The vocabulary specific to poetry was also a weekly topic.

The culminating project was creating a The Color of Poetry, a coloring book for young children. After reading poems written for young children, students tried writing one and found that it is not so easy! The coloring book consists of a poem written by each student and a poem selected from collections of young children’s poetry books. Each poem was accompanied by a line drawing for children to color.

They were excited to see the book published with enough copies to give one to each child at the Academy.

Mask Mandate Lifted as of 5/2/22 PDF Print E-mail

April 28, 2022

On February 28, 2022, Massachusetts made masks optional in schools; however, you may recall that LFDCS extended its mask mandate until April 22, 2022. In the meantime, on April 18, 2022, federal policy removed masking requirement on public transportation, including school busses. As of April 4, 2022, mask mandates have ended in almost every school district in Massachusetts, and we are also removing the mask mandate at LFDCS based on the following circumstances:

  • Low positivity rates at LFDCS (our latest round of pool testing only identified one positive case)
  • Low positivity rates in Lawrence and in Massachusetts
  • High vaccination rates in Essex County (74% of total population, 78.5% of population 5 years and older, 81.5% of population 12 years and older are fully vaccinated and more than 56% of those populations are also boosted)
  • Unvaccinated or otherwise immunocompromised individuals wear masks in school buildings, on school grounds and on school busses, even when social distancing is observed
  • Individuals who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask, but may do so if desired
  • Please do not send your children to school if they are exhibiting COVID symptoms; instead, immediately seek PCR testing outside of school and report the results to the school

As of Monday, May 2, 2022, masks will no longer be universally required indoors in our school settings and on our school busses. Nevertheless, we strongly urge that you follow these recommendations:

Students should still bring masks to school, as they will be required under the following circumstances: 

  • Masks will still be required in health offices (per Department of Public Health requirements)
  • Masks will still be required for individuals testing as COVID-positive and returning to school from isolation on day 6 or later through day 10 (per DPH and CDC protocols)
  • For athletic events and some other activities, mask rules are up to host school or venue

LFDCS will continue conducting the weekly COVID Pool Testing until the end of the school year.

If you have any questions with regard to our updated mask policy or pool testing, please contact your child’s Head of School. We sincerely thank you for your patience, cooperation and support as we navigated through the complex guidelines and changing circumstances around masking requirements.


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Darshan Thakkar, Phd, JD, Assistant Superintendent



Academic Program

Our program includes a dual-language model with students learning in both Spanish and English. The goal is to enable students to attain advanced levels of functional proficiency in two languages and to promote understanding of and appreciation for the cultures represented by the languages studied. The primary objective is to teach students language and literacy skills that will allow them to function effectively in both their personal and professional lives. We feel the development of literacy will foster a love of learning to read, and then the competency of reading to learn.


We believe there is a strong link between school success and effective and consistent leadership. As a result, our Board of Trustees, is composed of parents, alumni and community stakeholders who provide valuable oversight and focus on creating and upholding policies that support our students and their families. Our administrative structure consists of a Principal and three Heads of School who manage daily operations and discipline. Leadership from the ranks of the teaching staff is also highly evident, as teachers improve curriculum and serve as mentors to novice educators.

Community Partnerships

Our goal is to work with many individuals and organizations in order to provide the resources necessary to enhance and enrich the lives of our students, both during the day and in our extended day and extended year programs. The quality and breadth of our community partnership program is unique. We work with an extensive array of local private schools, parent and community volunteers and organizations providing on-site programs.

Parent Partners

We believe that when parents are actively involved in their children’s education, students have a better chance of succeeding academically. At LFDCS parents are required to be active participants in the education of their children. Parents serve on our Board of Trustees, participate in training programs designed to help them work with their children at home, volunteer in the classroom and on field trips and assist with fundraising initiatives. All parents sign a contract that places high expectations on their participation both at school and at home.


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(K-1, K2 & Grade 1)
  10 Railroad Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
  (P) 978 258-6210
LOWER SCHOOL (Grades 2-4)
  34 West Street, Lawrence MA 01841
  (P) 978 689-9863  (F) 978 689-8133
UPPER SCHOOL (Grades 5-8)
  400 Haverhill Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
  (P) 978 738-0609   (F) 978 651-2207