You’ve been accepted to Charles River School!

We have loved getting to know you through the process…now you have questions. We’ve tried to anticipate some of the information you might be seeking but we know everyone’s needs are different.  Please reach out to the Admissions Office if you have questions that aren’t addressed here!

Join us for a Family Cookout with new families and the CRS Parent Association

Thursday, June 6, 5:30-7:30 pm on the CRS Plagground.

This casual event for the whole family is a great way to meet other incoming students and caregivers, to connect with your Host Family, and to refamiliarize yourself with campus.
Please RSVP here


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Learn the Lingo

What’s the difference between EDP and the ECB? Who is the Otter? And, where is the Playbarn? Don’t worry – you’ll quickly learn the CRS lingo when you’re here next year.

Get a headstart with this quick cheat sheet!

Meet Our Head of School Gabe Burnstein

Gabe Burnstein, the 11th Head of School at CRS, joined our community in July 2023, moving to our Dover campus with his wife Rebecca and their children. Like you, he’s a parent of CRS students: Max will be joining our PreK in the fall and twins Moses and Juliette are rising 3rd graders. His oldest child, Remy, is a high school student in Rhode Island. If you haven’t met Gabe yet, we hope this video, which was filmed right before he began at CRS, serves as a helpful introduction.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Grade-Specific Information & Curriculum


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Welcome from the CRS Community Association

Molly Carney, Chair 

The main purpose of the Community Association is to strengthen the sense of community at CRS. All parents and caregivers are part of the CA and invited to attend our monthly meetings– we welcome your participation, ideas, and feedback! The CA Board, made up of parent volunteers, organizes, staffs, and funds scores of events throughout the year to offer activities that fall under our three pillars: Community Service, Parent Education, and Social Events. In the 2023-24 school year, these events have included the Welcome Back Party at the start of the year, our annual Fall Fair in October, parent education lectures, service projects, and the DJ dance party, trivia night,  and movie night to name just a few.

All members of our CA were once in your shoes: trying to make a decision about the best school environment for their children. The Parent Association has volunteers on hand to answer ANY question you have about CRS.  To connect with a parent, email Additionally, if you have questions about parent involvement and would like to connect, please email Molly Carney, CA Chair, at