Charles River School, located in Dover, Massachusetts, just west of Boston, provides a challenging and rewarding academic experience for children in PreKindergarten through eighth grade. Founded in 1911, the school’s mission is to create a community characterized by curiosity and exploration, as well as respect for self and others. In an intellectually and culturally rich environment of small classes, hands-on engagement, and personal attention from teachers and mentors, students learn critical thinking, analytical reasoning, cogent speaking and writing, and both logical and creative problem-solving skills. With a student enrollment of 160 drawn from 24 towns, Charles River School values diversity and works to maintain an inclusive community. The school program includes strong academics,arts and athletics.
Cultural Competency is an essential element of an excellent education and a central tenet of our Mission Statement: “...Our graduates know themselves, understand others, and shape the future of our diverse world with confidence and compassion.”
Cultural competency encompasses both respect and understanding of the many aspects of the human identity including: national and cultural heritages, family structures, gender identities and expressions, races, ethnicities, religious beliefs, abled-ness, and socio-economic backgrounds.
We commit ourselves to:
Cultivating cultural competency and diversity throughout our curriculum, our student body, and our faculty and staff;
Deepening our knowledge and appreciation of the many aspects of cultural identities, both personally and globally in ourselves and in others;
Understanding both historical and ongoing implications of diversity, power, and privilege;
Providing an environment and an education that equips children and adults to be successful, contributing members of a global society;
Engaging in this complex work with careful thought and an enduring dedication.