How to Apply

We're glad you're interested in Carroll School and look forward to helping you navigate the application process.

Carroll students are smart children who may have complex diagnoses. Our application process is designed to help us, and your family, determine if our program is the right fit for your child. If at any time you need assistance, please don't hesitate to email us. We are happy to help.

Carroll School uses a web-based application system called Ravenna. Families new to the application process should create an account on Ravenna. Once you have an account, search for Carroll School to start your application. If you are having difficulty creating an account or logging into Ravenna, please contact

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Admission Process

The Admission process is rolling for all three schools: Lower (grades 1-5), Middle (grades 6-8), and Upper (grades 8-9). Applications are reviewed as they are received and decisions are made throughout the school year. However, after March 1st, applications will be reviewed on a space available basis as some grades may be filled by then. Please note: accepted and enrolled students will start in the fall of 2018.

Our admission process is thoughtful and comprehensive. To that end, our process may vary slightly from family to family so that we may learn about each child more fully.

*Summer@Carroll uses a separate application process. Please visit our Summer Application page for details and information.

Girl at Recess

Step 1

Complete Our Application

To start the process, please create an account and follow the steps in our online admission portal, Ravenna.

Boy at Recess at Carroll School

Step 2

Application Review

After careful review of your child’s completed Ravenna application, we will contact you to discuss possible next steps.

Dyslexic Girl in Class at Carroll School

Step 3


If we feel our program might be able to serve your child’s needs, we will schedule a visit for your family. The structure of the visit varies by grade.

High School Readiness Program for Dyslexic Kids

Step 4


After the visit, we will be in touch as quickly as possible to share an admission decision.

Schools for Children with Dyslexia

Step 5


After a decision has been made, families can check their Ravenna account for official correspondence.

What You Will Need to Complete Your Application in Ravenna


A completed Carroll School preliminary application, including the $75 application fee. If this fee represents a financial hardship, we are happy to provide a fee waiver. Please inquire.

2. Your child's most recent neuropsychological evaluation. This report must include results from the WISC-V (or other comparable) cognitive assessment, as well as any academic achievement and social-emotional testing that was administered. All evaluations and reports must be dated within the last 18 months.


Parent Statement - Please complete in Ravenna.

4. Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) from your child’s teacher(s). Please delegate this form electronically to your child’s current teacher(s). The teacher(s) will then complete and return this confidential form directly to us. You will be able to send this directly to the teacher through Ravenna.

5. The most up to date IEP available (if applicable), including any recent progress reports.

6. Speech and language evaluation (within last 24 months), if applicable. If your child does not have a speech and language evaluation, this step is not required.