Parents recognize the importance of the elementary and middle school years in creating an intellectual and social-emotional foundation that will enable children to achieve success and well-being throughout their lives. CRS families appreciate the value of the small classes, individual attention, academic excellence, and emphasis on joy and discovery that Charles River School offers, and see this education as an investment in their child's future.
Nonetheless, there is no question that an independent school education is costly. CRS is committed to making its education affordable to families from a wide economic range. Enrolling a talented and diverse student body - bright children with a variety of experiences and backgrounds - is central to our mission. We allocate funds to help qualified families defray some of the cost of a CRS education; currently, 25% of our students receive financial aid.
Charles River School uses the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) to process financial aid forms. To apply, parents or guardians should complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online
and submit it to SSS by February 1. You will be asked to upload tax documentation; if your most current income tax return is not available, please submit the previous year’s and update your application when it is complete.
Please contact Kat Whitten in the Admissions Office (508-785-8213
) or David Riedell, Director of Finance (508-785-8212
) for more information.