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Our Graduates

CRS graduates have the self-confidence and self-knowledge to excel academically and personally in their chosen secondary schools and beyond.

We prepare students for a wide variety of schools after they graduate from CRS. The majority of our high school-aged graduates (68%) are enrolled in independent day schools. Students also matriculate at boarding schools (12%) and their local public high schools (20%) in towns such as Dover-Sherborn, Wellesley, Natick, and Needham.  A list of independent schools to which members of our most recent graduating classes were accepted includes:

Bard Academy at Simon's Rock
The Governor’s Academy
Pomfret School, CT
Beaver Country Day School 
Groton School
Proctor Academy, NH
Boston College High School
The Holderness School, NH
Putney School, VT
Boston University Academy
Kent School
The Rivers School
Brimmer & May School
Lawrence Academy
St. Andrew’s School, RI
Buckingham Browne & Nichols
Lincoln School, RI
St. George’s School, RI
Cambridge School of Weston 
Loomis Chaffee School, CT
St. Mark’s School
Carroll School/C9 
Middlesex School 
St. Paul's School, NH
Catholic Memorial High School 
Millbrook School, NY
St. Sebastian’s School
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School
Miss Porter’s School, CT
Thayer Academy
Concord Academy 
Montrose School
Ursuline Academy
Commonwealth School
Moses Brown School, RI
Walnut Hill School
Cushing Academy
Newton Country Day School
Westover School, CT
Dana Hall School
Noble & Greenough School
Wheeler School, RI
Deerfield Academy
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Winsor School 
Dexter Southfield
 
Phillips Academy Andover
Worcester Academy 
Ethel Walker School, CT
Phillips Exeter Academy, NH
Xaverian Brothers
High School
Gann Academy
 
 
CRS graduates make their mark in the world in fields as diverse as they are. From academics to entrepreneurs, scientists to artists, business leaders to authors, a common refrain from our alumni is that Charles River School set them on the path toward their chosen profession by nurturing their interests, shaping their passions and providing them with real-world skills. Our bonds with our graduates are vital and help shape our strong sense of community.


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.