Head's Message

Welcome to Charles River School, a school that encourages children to experience the world around them in order to see what's possible. At CRS, we believe that students' intellect and optimism will carry them far; their inquiry and creativity will help them grow.
Our students explore different angles and think through disciplines by way of real-world themes and hands-on projects. This has a profound effect on what they learn since they understand the “why.” As they build practical skills, they also discover new interests and take responsibility for themselves, their communities, and the future.
It is my honor to be the Head of Charles River School and partner with parents and teachers to connect knowledge, wonder, and outcomes to drive high engagement in our students. As parents and as educators, we want our children to be intellectually engaged in order to become compassionate, independent, and resilient. This is the benefit of a CRS education.
As we like to say: academic excellence and the joy of childhood, too.
Gretchen Larkin

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Charles River School is a PreKindergarten through Grade 8 independent school that honors the pursuit of academic excellence and the joy of childhood. We nurture each child by igniting curiosity, encouraging creativity, and cultivating intellectual engagement. Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.

Charles River School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.