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Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in Carroll.

The family-school partnership starts the moment you connect with us. We're excited to learn more about your family and work together to understand if Carroll is the right fit for your child. Please join us for one of our upcoming Information Sessions.

 

To join a new school is one thing, to join during a global pandemic could be quite another. However, the experience has been amazing! Every day our child is engaged, focused and motivated. Thank you for everything you bring to the students each day.

-Kate and Christoph Schadinger, 6th Grade Parents

 

We Look Forward to Meeting You!


Stacey Daniels, Chief Enrollment and Financial Assistance Officer
Kristin Curry, Director of Admission
David Barkin, Associate Director of Admission and Financial Assistance
Carol Rumpler, Associate Director of Admission
Erika Barros, Admission Associate

 

Learn More about Carroll

We've compiled some videos and testimonials to help you better get to know the School and community.

Student Learning Profile

Though we educate one type of learner, they are not all the same. We have 442 unique versions of this learner. Learn about the general learning profile of a Carroll School student.

HOW We Give Each Child

How do we go about giving each child what they most need? Rigorous and unbelievably thoughtful, careful analysis goes into grouping and creating a customized education plan for each student.

A Day at the Lower School

Scroll through the videos below to take a peek inside a few of our classrooms.

In art class, 3rd graders are drawing from their background knowledge of Harry Potter to sculpt castles with clay. This is a great way to reinforce their knowledge through a interdisciplinary project.

All students start their day in their homerooms of 8 students. Morning meeting is a component of Responsive Classroom, a curriculum we use schoolwide to support social emotional development. It's an opportunity to preview upcoming events, greet one another, enjoy community building activities, and more.

In this tutoring video, Ms. Osagie creatively adjusts a game to provide repeated practice on previously learned skills and concepts. Ms. Osagie will analyze her students' performance during the game and use that information to inspire tomorrow's lesson.

In a small group Orton-Gillingham tutorial, you'll see pairs of students whose reading levels are aligned and who will benefit from a group tutorial. You'll also see some important principles of Orton-Gillingham -- multisensory instruction and repeated practice.

In this 2nd grade Language Arts class, the teacher is using a multisensory approach - symbols and hand gestures to support understanding of terms as well as oral comprehension.

This 3rd grade Language Arts class is learning about perspective-taking through the story, "The Snow Globe Family." Before reading the story, the teacher led the kids on a "walk through" looking at the photos and making predictions about the plot. After, they did a hands-on project to show their understanding of character and setting.

This 4th grade Language Arts class is working on recognizing verbs in a oral reading setting. Like in the 2nd grade LA class, the teacher employs a multisensory approach of hand gestures to check for understanding of the concept being taught.

In 3rd grade math, the students are working on a project using arrays to learn how to arrange things in order and understand numeracy.

In 5th grade science, students work on a conservation project where they head start Blanding's turtles for the year. During the year, they care for the turtles and keep a detailed record of their growth -- both weight and length. The data helps them track growth and overall health of the turtles.

In music, our 3rd graders are working on rhythm and notes using a game called "Poison Pitches."

Bounders is an outdoor education program where kids learn teamwork, collaborative play, communication, and leadership skills. These 2nd graders are playing "One Eyed Goose" - a fun game where the kids have to camouflage themselves while being aware of where the teacher is looking and reacting quickly.

A 42 year old tradition, Fall Festival is fun day enjoyed by the whole community each year ... chicken throws, bubbles, archery, bouncy slides, and more.

A Day at the Middle School

Scroll through the videos below to take a peek inside a few of our classrooms.

Ms. French is using an interdisciplinary approach to help foster "deep learning." Students will first collect data on trees as they explore a question. Then, they will use the data in their math class where they will learn to graph and analyze it.

Morning meeting is a component of Responsive Classroom, a curriculum we use schoolwide to support social emotional development. It's an opportunity to preview upcoming events, greet one another, enjoy community building activities, and more.

In this Language Focus Area class, students are working on building their writing and comprehension skills through a project-based approach. Focus areas are one way we "give each child" by providing additional targeted instruction in an area of great need.

The math lesson in this video is designed to strengthen students' understanding of fractions by identifying, recognizing, and then creating parts of whole numbers. You'll see Mr. Dunckel employ some important principles of Orton-Gillingham, including starting from known to build to the unknown, using manipulatives to allow for multisensory instruction, and providing repeated practice.

Here is a writing lesson with the goal of helping students write descriptive and expanded sentences. Ms. Crement is using a curriculum that uses visual symbols to directly teach parts of speech and help students build "spicy" sentences. Using fun images helps students generate interesting and creative writing.

In this tutoring video, Mr. Summers creatively adjusts a game to provide repeated practice on previously learned skills and concepts. Mr. Summers will analyze his students' performance during the game and use that information to inspire tomorrow's lesson.

In this Improv class, Ms. Schatell is engaging students in fun activities that are also building their rapid naming and reaction time skills -- which are cognitive processes essential for reading. In this space, we often see creativity soar!

Here is a sneak peek at a fun tradition in our middle school - a badminton tournament that results in the golden birdie award! Our Multis (visual art, PE, Bounders, Makers, music, and performance arts) are opportunities for students to explore their gifts and talents while also discovering new ones.

The Arts and Innovation Center at Carroll is a space where students can truly make their thinking visible. It's a chance to show their creative thinking and gifts in really exciting ways.

A 42 year old tradition, Fall Festival is fun day enjoyed by the whole community each year ... chicken throws, bubbles, archery, bouncy slides, and more.

A Day at the Upper School

Scroll through the videos below to take a peek inside a few of our classrooms.

Student starts their day in a small group advisory. Beyond the morning announcements typical in many schools, advisory is a time to set a daily intention or a goal for the day. When students return to their advisory for No Child Left Unorganized (NCLU), they revisit the daily intention and make a concrete plan for being ready for the next day.
In this Physics lab, students are learning the concepts of force and acceleration by launching rockets made of baking soda and vinegar and investigating how weight impacts the amount of force needed to accelerate the rocket.

In this writing lesson, Ms. Ahern is helping students write descriptive and expanded sentences using the curriculum concept of "Why Triangles" and building from basic to complex.

In this tutoring class, Ms. Berns creatively adjusts a popular game to provide repeated practice on previously learned skills and concepts. She will analyze her students' performance during the game and use that information to inspire tomorrow's lesson.

In Biology, students just completed a unit on the circulatory system. To test their knowledge and understanding (and have a little fun!), Ms. Thibodeau has designed an "escape room" challenge where they must search for clues around their classroom and answer questions in order to "escape."

At Carroll, we believe our job is to create better learners. Our Cognitive program gets to the underlying causes of a child’s specific learning challenges and helps strengthen brain circuits that promote effective and efficient learning. You'll see examples of both our TCI program and other games that strengthen cognitive skills.

Our Multis -- which includes visual art, PE, Bounders, and performance arts -- are opportunities for students to explore their gifts and talents while also discovering new ones.

Our Multis -- which includes visual art, PE, Bounders, and performance arts -- are opportunities for students to explore their gifts and talents while also discovering new ones.

Students have 55 minutes of unscheduled time each day for lunch and break blocks. During those times, they can join lunch clubs, Makers/Fab Lab, art club, or use the time to just PLAY and to be kids.

A 42 year old tradition, Fall Festival is fun day enjoyed by the whole community each year ... chicken throws, bubbles, archery, bouncy slides, and more.

The level and quality of the academics is really impressive. That is something that I’m very grateful to Carroll for. In addition to teaching our kids how to cope with dyslexia, teachers are doing it with this underlying assumption that kids are ready for rigorous learning.

Emma Stillman, 8th Grade Parent

Students Share about the Lower School
Students Share about the Middle School
Students Share about the Upper School