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Annual Giving

The CRS Annual Fund

Philanthropic contributions to the Annual Fund are vital to the school's budget. Donations help to increase financial aid to support a diverse student body, attract and retain best-in-class faculty, enhance the depth and breadth of the curricula, and maintain our beautiful campus.

Each year, more than 400 members of the CRS community, including parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, staff, and friends of the school give generously to support the school’s operations. The Annual Fund kicks off in September and concludes in June, just like the school year.

Questions when making a donation can be directed to the Development Office at 508-785-8267. Gifts can be made by cash or check by mail to the school. Credit card donations can be made through our secure online form by clicking the "Donate Now" button.

If you wish to make a gift with appreciated securities or wire transfer, please contact the Development Office at 508-785-8267

CRS Otter Pond

The CRS Otter Pond was established with generous contributions from CRS families with a straightforward mission: To retain current students regardless of financial need. CRS prides itself on a strong, supportive community and the Otter Pond enables CRS families to support one another in the interest of maintaining our childrens’ diverse class composition for the benefit of us all. Each year, Otter Pond recipients are determined in February by the Financial Aid Committee and families are notified at the time financial grants are made.

Gifts to the Otter Pond are restricted gifts for immediate use to fund financial assistance and are separate from the CRS Annual Fund. The school hopes to grow the Otter Pond fund to broaden and deepen its support for returning students.
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.