Graduation 2021

Congratulations to the Charles River School Class of 2021!
We are so proud of our soon-to-be-graduates and all that they have accomplished.  

We are excited to announce that there will be an in-person graduation ceremony on Friday, June 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.. Attendance will be restricted to our graduates, their limited number of guests, CRS faculty, and the Board of Trustees. This will help ensure that we can follow necessary health and safety protocols in order to host a safe gathering on campus. Each graduate will be allowed up to six guests; pre-registration and a mandatory health screening will be required for each guest.

We have included all the information you'll need on this page. If you have additional questions, please contact Emily Walberg.

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Health and Safety Information for Guests (limited to 6 per graduate)

    • Each graduate is limited to six guests. 
    • Each graduate's guests will be considered a single household and will sit together under our graduation tent. Your group of guests will be physically distanced (6 feet) from all other groups.
    • Masks are required for the duration of the ceremony.
    • All guests must pre-register for contact tracing purposes. Also, all guests must complete a medical screening form, which will be available several days before the event.
    • In order to adhere to the DESE health and safety guidelines, we ask that all guests leave campus immediately following the graduation ceremony.
  • Seating & Viewing Boxes

    • Due to spacing restrictions, you will be randomly assigned a place to sit under the graduation tent.
    • We have reserved viewing boxes close to the stage! When it's your graduate's time to present or perform, parents (or two guests per graduate) will be invited to the viewing boxes for a front-row view. 
    • We ask that parents remain in their assigned seats until a staff member or administrator can escort them to the viewing box.
  • Graduate Attire

    Outfits should be white, cream, or pale pastel dresses or pantsuits of any comfortable style, or else a suit or a sport coat and slacks with a dress shirt and tie. No sneakers, please.
  • Parking

    We request that people attending the graduation ceremony adhere to the following parking provisions:
    • All parking spaces on campus are available.
    • Absolutely no parking in the carpool circle
    • The Dover town lot, located behind Dunkin Donuts, is also available.
    • Only park on one side of Old Meadow Road and do not block our neighbors’ driveways. It is crucial to provide access to emergency vehicles.
    • Please do not park at the Dover Post Office or the Dover Town Hall.
  • Photography and Videography

    We'll have both a professional photographer and videographer capturing this special day. As soon as they're available, we will send you links to the photo gallery and video recording!

    You are welcome to take photos and/or video from your assigned seats or the viewing boxes.
  • Restrooms

    There will be restrooms available for guests to use. Please maintain social distance when walking to/from the facilities. 
Although students in PreK through Grade 7 aren't able to attend graduation this year, they will have the chance to celebrate the Class of 2021! On Thursday, June 10, all students, faculty, and staff will line campus (masked and socially distanced) for a Grade 8 Send-Off Parade. Eighth graders will walk past their former classrooms and favorite campus spots one last time as they say goodbye to all the friends and Buddies they've made along the way!
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.