High School Readiness (Grades 8-9)

Summer@Carroll - Next Year

We anticipate that Summer@Carroll 2021 will resume with our traditional "on-campus" model. Although we are not yet accepting applications for Summer 2021, we invite you to learn more below. Please Contact Us for more information.

Our High School Readiness camp is for bright children preparing to enter high school who may have executive functioning challenges affecting academic performance.

Supportive, small classes are designed to address the academic and social needs of young adolescents, including research and organizational skills needed to write research papers, note-taking strategies, group skills, and individual leadership. Campers learn these skills and strategies through classroom work, field trips, and a variety of team-building activities.

Scroll through the Typical Day in Camp slideshow below to learn more about our program.

Location: Carroll School, 25 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, MA
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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High School Prep Summer Writing Tutor


Writing Class


Children are organized into small class groups with a teacher and teaching assistant to strengthen reading, writing, note-taking, and study skills. Using the Six-Trait writing process, campers work on a written research project that is presented at the end of camp.

Summer Math Prep for High School


Math Class


In small groups with lots of individualized attention, teachers review concepts and strengthen skills in pre-algebra and algebra. The curriculum is designed specifically for each group following the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for math so that skills taught will help prepare students for the expectations in high school.

Academic Readiness Camp for Kids Entering High School


Targeted Cognitive Intervention (TCI)


Each day includes a class that strengthens the brain to help students become faster and more efficient learners. Children work on the set of activities designed for their specific weakness (reaction time, working memory, or executive function). Throughout the summer, students will reflect on their work and set individual goals.

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High School Prep Summer Camp


Afternoon Camp Activities

(3 hours)

After lunch, campers enjoy an afternoon of summer fun with activities designed to challenge campers physically and mentally, to build self-confidence and self-reliance, and to bolster self-esteem. Activities include Bounders outdoor education, games, challenges, physical activities, creative arts, cooking, field trips, and more.

Every week, kids venture off campus to a variety of locations - Canoeing on the Charles River, Boston Codzilla Cruise, Canobie Lake Park, Kimball's Ice Cream & Adventure Park, and more.