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Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Guiding students to become effective learners.

Carroll's Middle School provides a high school preparatory curriculum with tailored academic support. The program is ideal for smart students who struggle with one or various aspects of language skills - be it reading, fluency, comprehension, writing, etc. Our educators recognize that every student has a unique learning profile, and design their curricula to nourish the skills needed to become an effective learner.

Carroll School Curriculum


The driving emphasis in the Carroll School curriculum is delivering what each child most needs. This means that the classroom experiences are tailored specifically to meet the needs of each child. Given our small classes and tutorials, achieving this lofty goal is actually possible. Unlike traditional schools where a prescribed curriculum defines what happens in the classroom, Carroll’s curriculum emphasizes the skill development and learning strategies that each child needs to acquire and pays close attention to the grade-level content delivered in public and other independent schools. Learn about our Curriculum Guiding Principles


Curricula Areas

Click on the specific curricula areas below to discover how this guiding philosophy works in Middle School classrooms:


Whole Child

We believe that a commitment to a child’s healthy social and emotional well-being goes hand-in-hand with academic success.

At the Middle School, students start each day within small advisory groups. Using Developmental Design techniques, students work on preparing for the day, setting personal goals, and enhancing social support and relationships. We also help students make inclusive and positive connections through recess, community service, athletics, clubs, talent showcases, spirit days, our annual Fall Festival, and so much more.

Student Life at the Middle School

Scroll through the slideshow below to get a glimpse of a day in grades 5-8. Learn more about Student Life at Carroll

Middle School boy shaping pottery in the Arts & Innovation Center
Middle School girl smiling in class as she works
Science class at Carroll's Middle School
Middle School boy examining beaker in science class.
Middle School boy building in math class at Carroll School
Group of teens outside between classes at Carroll Middle School
Girl sculpting a dancer in art class at Carroll School
Middle School students with dyslexia working together on cognitive puzzle
7th grade girls at recess outside Carroll's Middle School
Girl taking notes during outside science project at Carroll School
2 friends hanging outside during recess at Carroll School
Middle School girls at outdoor lunch table at Carroll School
Girls walking rope at Bounders Outdoor Education Program
Girl using a glue gun in makerspace at Carroll's Arts & Innovation center
Middle School boy assembling project in maker space.
Middle School student painting in Art & Innovation Center.

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