Charles River School

Tel: (508)785-8213
Grades: PK-8 | 201 students
At Charles River School children learn in an engaging environment that builds essential skills and knowledge and develops arts and habits of mind that will help them grow into thoughtful, discerning adults and citizens of the world.
We believe that children learn best when there is context to their learning and therefore our curriculum revolves around central subjects or themes such as Marco Polo's journey or immigration.
Through a powerful program of academic skills, the arts, physical education and athletics, children acquire strong language and mathematical skills as well as self-knowledge, self-confidence and an awareness of others and the diverse world.
We are a community of learners where parents are actively involved in the daily life of the school.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1911

Student Body

Total Students 201 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Charles River School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 11 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from 20520 to 29975
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $17,000
Admissions Director Mimi Earley
Admissions Associate Susan Hughes


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, TennisBasketballField Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Community Service, Math Club, Newspaper, Yearbook Math Club, Newspaper, Yearbook, Community Service,

School Notes:

  • At Charles River School, we: Challenge children with an engaging and innovative academic, arts, and athletic program that stimulates intellectual curiosity, supports risk-taking and fosters exploration and discovery; Honor children as individuals, and nurture their development, self-worth and achievement; Cultivate a community that approaches education as a shared endeavor among parents, students and teachers; Respect ourselves and others, and prepare children to be active participants in our diverse world.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Montrose School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Next Generation Children's Centers (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Next Generation Children's Centers (1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Walpole
    Grades: NS-K | 210 students
    1 miles
    4 Shaker Lane
    Walpole, MA 02081
  • Westwood
    Grades: NS-PK | 41 students
    2.4 miles
    738 High Street
    Westwood, MA 02090
  • Medfield
    Montrose School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-12 | 214 students
    2.8 miles
    29 North St
    Medfield, MA 02052
  • Needham
    The Walker School
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-8 | 80 students
    3.1 miles
    1968 Central Ave
    Needham, MA 02492
  • Norwood
    Grades: NS-8 | 379 students
    3.6 miles
    249 Nahatan St
    Norwood, MA 02062

School Reviews

I am currently a rising 8th grader at Charles River, and I have loved this school since day one ten years ago. The CRS atmosphere is filled with care, motivation, and excitement. Our academics are rich and well taught by very experienced teachers. I have been through every grade that CRS has to offer, and I can tell for sure that CRS''s very personal and thematic learning just gets better with every new grade. This school let me grow into myself while allowing me to learn with understanding teachers and friends.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 08/30/14
Our two children are graduates of CRS. It is the best educational experience we have ever had. We fully credit the wonderful teaching and leadership for the curious, articulate, kind and independent people they are.
- Posted by Parent, 06/07/14
It is a very small school where everybody knows everybody. The teachers are very caring, the atmosphere is friendly and the program is excellent. My two boys are in 8th grade. I am very happy with the choice I made last year to send them to CRS. I only wish I had made this choice earlier in their lives. CRS is the best!!
- Posted by Parent, 04/10/12

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