Applying to CRS
While the application process looks different at different grade levels, our goal remains the same: to communicate clearly our school's mission, philosophy, and program, and to get to know you and your child. We seek to identify students who will thrive in our progressive, hands-on environment and will fully participate in our creative, collaborative and challenging academic community.
To do this we meet with parents to discuss their child in depth and learn what the family is seeking in a school environment. We ask for input from the child's current teacher and consider their previous academic record and school reports. Finally, we have students visit with us as part of the application process.
Charles River School accepts applications at all grade levels from PreK to 7th Grade. Due to the sequential nature of our Middle School program, we do not accept applicants for 8th. While it is most common that students join us in the Early Childhood years, we intentionally grow our class sizes slightly in the Elementary and Middle School divisions, and we encourage applications at each grade level.
The application deadline is January 15th. After January 15th, CRS considers applicants on a rolling basis, depending on space available. For more information regarding rolling admissions, please contact the Admissions Office at 508-785-8213.