Founded in 1995, Lawrence Family Development Charter School serves more than 500 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The school offers a variety of after- and before-school programs, including homework assistance, Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system preparation, science activities, computer applications, art, scouting, project adventure, enrichment opportunities and community service. The school also conducts music lessons in string instruments and piano. Lawrence Family Development Charter School s students practice one-on-one with student members of Academy s Chamber Orchestra. Its summer programs include lessons in swimming, karate, art, cooking and nutrition, dance, theater, leadership and teamwork, crafts, woodworking and sports. Lawrence Family Development Charter School is located in Lawrence, Mass.