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 “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.”

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Cazmeer Cruz Shares Class Book at Book Fair

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Book Fair – panel on the importance of Reading - Feria del Libro - panel sobre la importancia de la lectura temprana

The XII International Book Fair in Lawrence took place on Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22. This year’s book fair was dedicated to Columbia and focused on the importance of early literacy readiness, strategies, resources, bilingualism and brain development. On Saturday, October 21 a parent panel for an adult audience was held at the El-Hefni Health Center and children’s activities took place at the Follett Bookstore located at 420 Common Street. LFDCS third grade student, Cazmeer Cruz, proudly shared his second grade classes’ first published book entitled Our Winter Stories Collection to the parent panel and also participated in the children’s event at the bookstore.

SY’2017-2018 will be the 5th consecutive year that students in the 2nd grade have had their work published in a hard-cover book. The 2nd grade teachers coordinate this effort through Students are asked to write, edit and illustrate a story that goes along with a class theme.  Last year the theme was “Our Winter Stories,” and students wrote short stories that included ideas like, “If I lived in a snow globe…” or “If I could be a super hero…”  This project helps bring together student creativity and experience with the publishing process in writing. It’s a great way for students to see their stories come to life and become real published writers! 

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Why is the Merrimack River So Polluted? PDF Print E-mail

This summer girls in grades 5-8 participated in our 2nd Annual Summer STEM Program. The focus of study this year's study was to determine why the Merrimack River is so polluted and then devise strategies to reduce pollution entering into the river. Students soon discovered that the Merrimac River supplies Lawrence with its drinking water which prompted them to take a site visit to the Lawrence Water Treatment Plant. 

After collecting data on the source of pollution, the girls determined the best way to impact this problem is to raise awareness about waste entering storm drains which carry pollution to the river. Their solution was to design stencils which can be spray painted near storm drains, raising the awareness of citizens about  pollution entering our drinking water supply.  

On the last day of their program the girls met with Mayor Rivera to obtain permission to place these stencils around the city.  The Mayor and the Water Department were in full support of the girls proposal and this fall LFDCS students along with the City of Lawrence will be stenciling storm drains around the city as a means to reduce pollution running into our the Merrimack River.The Summer STEM Program done in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. This project was presented to the Massachusetts Department of Education where it received high praise for student innovation and civic leadership.

All About Hamsters... PDF Print E-mail

Our LFDCS Title 1 ELA Teacher, Miss Jones' reading groups are learning about hamsters.  The new Journeys Reading Program, now being used through grade 4, has a leveled reader all about hamsters.

She is trying to make reading as exciting as possible and also get familiar with all the online pieces to the Journey’s reading program. 



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 leaders and provides valuable oversight and focuses 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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  10 Railroad Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
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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
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