St. Anne’s School (Lawrence, MA)

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As the size of the French community in Lawrence increased the parishioners of St. Anne’s Catholic Church felt the need of a school for their children where they could get a solid religious educations and keep the French language. Fr. Godin opened a school in a wood frame building for both boys and girls in the 1880s. In 1892 a brick building was built for the boys and instruction came from the Brothers of Mary. The girls remained in the old building a received instruction from the Sisters of the Good Shepherd.
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An addition was added in the twentieth century and for many years the boys were in this building and the girls were in the older building.
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In the 1990s the newest building was used by the Lawrence Public Schools as the Haverhill Street School.
It is now the Lawrence Family Development Charter Middle School.

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