Welcome! We are so pleased that you are considering Charles River School for your child. We look forward to getting to know you and your family throughout the admissions process.

Since our founding more than 100 years ago, Charles River School has been dedicated to challenging and nurturing young minds. Our PreKindergarten through Grade 8 school offers a global curriculum grounded in thematic, hands-on teaching and learning.  CRS classes are small, learning is personalized, and teachers are dynamic and accessible. Our graduates have a terrific educational foundation and possess the self-awareness, the confidence, and the 21st-century skills to know that they can make a difference in the world.
Students enter Charles River School at all grades from PreK (4 years old by September 1) through Grade 7.  Prior to visiting our campus, we suggest that parents think about what their goals and expectations are - both for their child and for a school. While there is no “typical” CRS student, our children share a love of learning and the ability to succeed in a collaborative learning environment, and are ready for the rich course of study and academic challenges of interdisciplinary education.
We have an incredibly strong community of alumni, parents and students, and look forward to welcoming new members into that community. There are multiple ways to get to know the school, from open houses and monthly information sessions, to individual tours, to events we sponsor throughout the year. As you review our website, we hope you are inspired to visit our campus: please feel free to email us or call Kat Whitten at 508-785-8213, or click here to request an information packet.
We look forward to meeting you!

Meet the Admissions Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Katherine Whitten

    Kat Whitten 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Lane Dussault

    Lane Dussault 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Annie Kenney

    Annie Kenney 

    3/4/5 Science Teacher & Admissions Associate