Engaging. Innovative. Supportive. Successful.



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

To fulfill its mission, Carroll School:

  • Utilizes both proven instructional methods and innovative approaches founded in emerging scientific research;
  •  Meets individual student needs in small, supportive classroom environments;
  •  Teaches students skills that enable them to become responsible active learners who understand that their success is a direct result of their effective effort;
  •  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;
  •  Conducts innovative research projects, and actively creates and distributes new instructional approaches;
  •  Serves a culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse population, and believes that multiple points of view enrich the school’s community;
  •  Celebrates the unique gifts and perspectives of individuals with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.

Learn more about Carroll in an interview with Steve Wilkins, Head of School.

History of Carroll School

The history of Carroll School dates back to 1967, when Dr. Edwin Cole, a Massachusetts General Hospital neurologist, and a small group of concerned individuals founded a school for children with language-based learning differences. Today, Carroll is a thriving community where children come together in an environment that values their differences and remediates their learning difficulties. While Carroll’s history is a short one, its tradition is rich and its mission firmly grounded.


To read the Strategic Plan endorsed by Carroll’s Board of Trustees in June 2007, please click here.