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Parent Testimonials

“CRS has been a wonderful school for our family since our oldest son started ten years ago. We have found that it is truly a happy, energetic, engaging and inclusive community in which our children have thrived." Liza and Jeff, Parents

“Our children have grown confident in who they are as individuals — participating in class discussions, presentations, and assemblies. They learned to cherish common ground, respect differences, and articulate their points of view.  CRS prepares and challenges students to think critically and out-of-the-box in a compassionate environment." Olga and Joao, Parents

"We have been amazed to see the incredible impact CRS has had on our son over the last two years. He absolutely loves school and seems thoroughly prepared for secondary school and beyond. We can't imagine a better middle school experience. We only wish we had found CRS sooner!"   Jodi and Ross, Parents

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Quick Facts

  • Creating lifelong learners for nearly 120 years
  • Number of students: 170
  • Grades: PreKindergarten through Grade 8
  • Number of teaching faculty: 36
  • Student/teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Class size: 18-22 with a co-teaching model
  • Average instructional group size: 10-11 students, with groups of 5-6 students for reading and math in Grades PreK-5
  • Racial diversity: 27% of students
  • Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 25%
  • Cities/towns represented: 30
  • Athletics: soccer, field hockey, cross country, basketball, fitness club, lacrosse, tennis, track and field
  • 16-acre campus featuring Wetlands Laboratory and two playing fields
  • Approximately 10 minutes from I-95 or Route 9
  • Co-teaching model (two full-time faculty members dedicated to each classroom) enables teachers to engage and challenge students appropriately
  • CRS students are accepted to top secondary day and boarding schools
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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.