At CRS, our goal in the elementary grades is to celebrate the wonder and excitement of discovery while developing academic skills that will serve as a foundation for all learning. Through our thematic and constructivist approach to education: Science classes participate in full-scale archeological digs; children use mathematical materials and models to build conceptual understanding and solve problems; and students bring history to life through their original texts such as the diaries of Ellis Island immigrant families.
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.