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    receives another gift of $1,000 from Cummings Foundation of Woburn, MA.


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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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ESL Family Math Night for Grade 1 - March 7, 2017

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Lawrence Family Development Charter School's Academy for Early Academic Preparation held its first ESL Family Math Night of the year on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Over 80% of Grade 1 ESL families attended the special evening. The Grade 1 ESL Family Math Night included sessions on subtraction, measurement, money and time. In these evening workshops, parents work with teachers and their children to build language and math skills. Enrichment activities create a vocabulary-rich learning environment and reinforce academic skills and language development. Parents are provided special assistance and take home materials to reduce students’ performance gaps. This program is aligned to both WIDA and Common Core standards and coordinated by ESL certified teachers and led by RTI/ ELL Coordinator, Hali Castleman, and Head of School for the Academy for Early Academic Preparation, Erica Crescenzo.Prior to hosting these evenings for families, ESL teachers work in professional development sessions with regular education teachers to design activities on Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) techniques. Lawrence Family Development Charter School received a grant for this program from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for $19,353 for use with English Language Learners (ELLs) who are in the school’s K-1, K-2 and Grade 1 programs. These funds include resources for beyond- the-school-day programming which will take place in the summer of 2017 as well as Family Math Nights which are held during winter and spring of the school year. This grant allows ELL students and parents to attend family math nights based on the students’ grade level and learn math skills which can be reinforced at home. The Lawrence Family Development Charter School shares its gratefulness for successes with its funding agents.


The mission of the Lawrence Family Development Charter School is rooted in parent engagement. The dual-language program and beyond-the-school-day programs for ELLs highlight the emphasis LFDCS puts on strengthening both academic and language skills for the school’s diverse students. The Grade 1 ESL Family Math Night was a testament to the hard work of the school’s Parent Liaison, Zori Davidovich, and the rest of the LFDCS staff who work to cultivate parent relationships and support for the school. It also highlighted the commitment LFDCS families have to their children’s success in school and beyond.

Grade 8 Students Experience Full Day of College-Level Science Immersion PDF Print E-mail

Grade 8 students from LFDCS recently visited Northeastern University’s STEM Center in Boston for a full day of college-level science immersion. Read More...

Girl Scouts and New Lego Robotics in the After School STEM Program PDF Print E-mail

In the spirit of engaging female student participation in the sciences, LFDCS recently hosted an event for our 4th grade students on computer programming. This coding program was a joint effort between Comcast, the Girl Scouts and the LFDCS After School STEM Program...Read More...


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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