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Lawrence, MA
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LFDCS is closed to the end of the school year.

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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.”

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" What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. "
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Innovative Learning Team PDF Print E-mail

Rising to the challenges of remote teaching & learning in 2019 - 2020 

Lawrence Family Development Charter School's Innovative Learning Team (ILT) was established in the 2018-2019 school year to use digital tools in the classroom thoughtfully, effectively, and efficiently.

Here are two examples of the work LFDCS teachers have done, associated to the ILT.


Interested in seeing more? Click on the Innovative Learning Team in the SPOTLIGHT!

Virtual 7th Grade Science Fair PDF Print E-mail
Our 7th graders have just completed their science fair projects under the direction of Ms. Danielle Johnson. Despite working remotely, the projects were a big success and exemplified the spirit of scientific discovery and inquiry needed to solve real world problems in this rapidly ever-changing world. Congratulation to the entire 7th grade class. Our finalists are listed below but all projects can be seen here.
  • Lissette M & Michelle Z (7-2)
  • Xavier & Aliah M (7-1)
  • Lisibel S (7-2)
  • Amerly D (7-1)
  • Sophia B (7-3)
  • Hannaly & Janely P (7-3)
  • Jasmine B (7-4)
  • Darielys & Natalie (7-4)
  • Josmarie & Michael V (7-4)
Update on COVID-19 PDF Print E-mail

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Dear LFDCS Families,

Lawrence Family Devlopment will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Remote learning will continue though Monday, June 22, 2020, LFDCS's 185th day of school which is required by the Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education. Summer Academy will not be held this year.

K-1 through Grade 3 parents and students can access at-home resources on this webpage. At the top right of this page, scroll over to Resources and scroll down to Online Programs and click on Clever. Grades 4-8 parents and students can access at-home resources through Schoology.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility during this fluid situation and will continue to communicate with you through Zoom, AP Notify, email and on this website.

Please click the Google Translate button in the top right corner of the website to read in Spanish.


Ralph L. Carrero, Superintendent

Click here to read the most recent Letter from Superintendent Carrero 

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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