Carroll School’s mission is to provide an education to students with a diagnosed language-based learning disability which impacts reading and writing. A strong emphasis is placed on training teachers to work with this very specific population. Grade-level appropriate content is provided in all subjects, while teachers simultaneously address weaknesses in oral and written language.
Course content is consistent with that which is offered in mainstream schools. Classes are small, with six to eight students. Teaching is direct, multisensory, and integrates technology into the learning process. The remediation of language-based learning disabilities is central to all teaching that occurs at Carroll.
The school is committed to the principles of the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) approach for reading remediation, and all teachers are required to have studied O-G within their first three years of hire. This ensures that consistency and support are provided curriculum-wide throughout a student’s day.