Elementary School (Grades 3-4)

Summer@Carroll 2021

We will resume our on-campus program for Summer@Carroll 2021.


Our Elementary School summer program is for bright children entering grades 3-4 who struggle with reading and other language-based skills. Most have been formally diagnosed with a specific learning disability (SLD) in reading or a language-based learning disability (LBLD), such as dyslexia.

In the morning, tutoring and small classes in math and writing are designed to enhance each student's ability and confidence by introducing appropriate strategies and reinforcing previously taught skills to improve efficiency.

In the afternoon, children enjoy some fun summer activities aimed at building self-esteem and friendships.

Scroll through the Typical Day in Grades 3-4 slideshow below to learn more about our program.


Location: Carroll School, 1841 Trapelo Road Waltham, MA
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4 pm

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Orton-Gillingham Summer Tutor for Dyslexia

Typical Day in Grades 3-4

Orton-Gillingham Language Tutorial

Working 1:1 or in small groups with a trained Orton-Gillingham tutor, children work on decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) skills. fluency, and comprehension.

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Summer Tutor for Writing & Literacy Skills

TYPICAL DAY IN GRADES 3-4

Writing Class

Children are organized into small class groups with a teacher and teaching assistant to strengthen written language skills. Through journal writing, creative writing, and formal written pieces, children are instructed in the use of graphic organizers, transitional words and phrases, grammar, and editing.

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Math Tutors for the Summer

TYPICAL DAY IN GRADES 3-4

Math Class

Using a multi-sensory approach, teachers use math games and cognitive activities to review and strengthen math skills. Curriculum is designed specifically for each group following the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for math so that skills taught during the school year are reinforced.

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Academic STEM Summer Camps

TYPICAL DAY IN GRADES 3-4

Enrichment Class

(45-minutes)

Each day includes a class that enhances the dyslexic strengths of children - science, art, yoga & movement, and more.

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Blueberry Picking at Summer Camp

TYPICAL DAY IN GRADES 3-4

Summer Fun Activities

Children enjoy an afternoon of on-campus summer fun with activities designed to build self-esteem and friendships. Activities include games, arts & crafts, water play, and more.