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 with language-based learning difficulties who desperately want to succeed but who may not be in the right learning environment. 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 and Summer@Carroll" to start your application. If you are having difficulty creating an account or logging into Ravenna, please contact

Admission Process

The Admission process is rolling for all three schools: Lower (grades 1-5), Middle (grades 6-8), and Upper (grades 8-9). We review applications as we receive them and make admissions decision 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 start in the fall of 2024.

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. For families interested in both our academic-year and summer programs, we now offer a combined application.

Boy in Art Class at Carroll's Lower School

Step 1

Complete Our Application

To start the process, please create an account and follow the steps in Ravenna.

Middle School Boy Outside at Carroll

Step 2

Application Review

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

Boy Visiting 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.

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Step 4


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

When do I hear about the Admissions decision at Carroll

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 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) or Teacher Evaluation from your child’s teacher(s). Please delegate this confidential form electronically through Ravenna to your child’s current teacher(s), who will then complete and return it directly to us.

5. Your child's most recent report card, including any recent progress reports.

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