At Charles River School, students use inquiry and creativity to build practical skills and take responsibility for themselves, their communities, and the future. We are proud to work with the following local organizations throughout the year; each partnership allows our students to collaborate and connect with the community in meaningful ways and to discover new interests and perspectives.

American Library Association (ALA)
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE)
Educational Records Bureau
Independent Curriculum Group
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Nemnet Minority Recruitment
Primary Source
Progressive Education Network
Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)


Community Cycle
Dover Historical Society
Dover Library
Elementary School Heads Association (ESHA)
Harvard Law School
Headmistresses Association of the East (HMAE)
The Head’s Network
Islamic Academy of New England
Needham Food Pantry (Needham Community Council)
Trustees of Reservations
    • CRS students collect donations for the Needham Food Pantry.

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.