About Us

Our Mission

For 50 years, Carroll has never wavered from our singular mission:

Carroll School empowers children with language-based learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, to become academically skilled students who are strong self-advocates and confident lifelong learners prepared to enter other academic settings.

How we approach this incredible task changes constantly. At the heart of every decision we make is the 419 students that come to Carroll. We strive to give each of them exactly what he or she needs to become a confident, happy, lifelong learner. They are what drives our choices for how we design curriculum, how we train our teachers, how we strengthen the brain, how we hire employees, what we fundraise for, and so much more.


How We Fulfill Our Mission

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Girl Counting Fingers for Math

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Utilizes both proven instructional methods and innovative approaches founded in emerging scientific research.

RAVE-O Class for Kids with Dyslexia

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Meets individual student needs in small, supportive classroom environments.

Study and Learning Skills for Kids with Dyslexia

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Teaches students skills that enable them to become responsible active learners who understand that their success is a direct result of their effective effort.

Teacher Teaching Students with Dyslexia

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Contributes to the understanding of language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, by offering professional development for Carroll School faculty and educators worldwide, and collaborating with other professionals in the field.

Cognitive Brain Activities for Kids with Dyslexia

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Conducts innovative research projects, and actively creates and distributes new instructional approaches.

Dyslexia Education for Middle School Students

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Serves a culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse population, and believes that multiple points of view enrich the school’s community.

Dyslexic Art Class

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Celebrates the unique gifts and perspectives of individuals with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.


Our Belief Statements

In August 2016, the Carroll faculty and staff collectively generated the following “We Believe” statements to accompany our mission statement:

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Social-Emotional Learning for Middle School Dyslexics

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...that our commitment to a child’s healthy social emotional well being goes hand-in-hand with their academic success. We strive to create an environment where students feel safe, valued, connected, and secure, empowering them to take risks and become confident independent members of our community.

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Special Ed Assessment for Kids with Dyslexia

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...that through a dynamic process informed by parents, teachers, counselors, data, and student performance, we can identify and provide each child with what she or he most needs in order to optimize performance in both academic and social/emotional realms and become strong self advocates and lifelong learners.

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Growth Mindset Approach to Teaching Kids with Dyslexia

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...teachers are lifelong learners and have the power to change the lives of students by instilling a growth mindset for learning.

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Helping Kids with Language Based Learning Disabilities

We Believe...

...that our diagnostic, prescriptive, multisensory, student-centered teaching guides our decisions about how to give each child what she or he most needs, including capitalizing on students’ strengths and addressing learning struggles.

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