LAW Information


7:45am - 2:45pm

Phone Number

(978) 975-5956


(978) 722-8530


41 Lexington Street

Lawrence, MA 01841

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Jessica MacLeod , Principal

Principal Message

Welcome to the James I. Lawlor School!  Welcome to the Lawlor school!  We are all very excited to get to know you and your young learner.  The Lawlor school is a kindergarten only school, a special design that allows us to focus on the developmental and academic needs of our young students.   I began my principalship at the Lawlor in July of 2019, but I had served in Lawrence as the Director of Early Childhood for three years before joining this great school community.  Partnering with families to support student success is my passion, and I look forward to working with you and your child this year!

The James I. Lawlor School will be successful only with your support.  I encourage you to meet with your child’s teacher on a regular basis and most importantly, read with your child every night.

Thank you in advance for you support!  We have high hopes and high expectations for our students. I am looking forward to a successful year as we begin the educational journey working together to ensure that your child receives the best educational experience that he/she deserves! 


Kindergarten hours are 7:45 am to 2:45 pm.  Breakfast is served daily in the classroom from 7:45 to 8:05am.  Children should not arrive before 7:45 am.  Half day dismissal is at 12:00 pm.  Please note the half days on the school calendar.  Please drop off and pick up you child at the specified times.


Lawlor Building

The James I. Lawlor Early Childhood Center was built in 1931 and has only Kindergarten students. It houses approximately 200 students and 30 staff members. The Lawlor School strives to ensure that all Kindergarten students, who attend for the full academic year, attain the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare them for entrance into first grade.