In-Person and Remote, CRS Students Are Happy to Be Back

It took hundreds of extra hours planning, developing new health protocols, and mapping out many changes in order to reopen the campus safely. And, after a long lead-up, once we "opened the doors" for the first days back, the air was filled with a familiar excitement for the start of a new school year.

Opening week was a series of half days, with a staggered start, in order to acclimate students to their cohorts, class schedule, and new campus traffic patterns. In addition to their primary classrooms, cohorts visited several outdoor spaces, including tents for specialist classes like art and music. Beginning the week of September 14, all grades were back on campus for full days. While teachers started to review and dive into the curriculum, the overarching theme of the opening weeks was building community. It is important for students learning in-person and remotely to build connections with one another, as well as with their teachers, for social-emotional and academic success.

We are thrilled to be back on campus and want to thank the CRS community for their commitment to health and safety first and foremost. It's going to be a year like no other, one filled with personal and community growth and strength. In true CRS fashion, it will also be filled with joy and lots of laughter - even behind the masks!
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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.