Carroll Stories

At Carroll, we celebrate our community and all those who are part of the Carroll School fabric - students, teachers, parents, graduates, grandparents, former staff, and friends. We're building this page to share the beautiful stories shared with us. We'd love to hear yours - share with us here.

If Not for Carroll Video
If Not for Carroll Video

Thanks to Carroll for helping our daughter to love school again!

William Mitchell, Parent

Andrew Gray Carroll School Alumni Video
Andrew Gray '73
Carroll School changed our lives. It made Bryan believe in himself and gave him the tools to move forward academically and take charge of his destiny. He did that 100% and is starting his freshman year at Stanford University this fall.

Michelle Perla, Parent

Michael Precourt Carroll School Alumni Video
Michaela Precourt '03
Thanks to Carroll and all the wonderful faculty who taught me, I have become a successful molecular biologist, having earned my Ph.D. in 2012. Since then I have been working on understanding various diseases at Brandeis University and now Harvard's School of Public Health.

Adam Osborne, Alumnus

Will French Carroll School Alumni
Will French, Alumnus
If not for Carroll, my daughter would still feel "stupid" and ashamed. Because of Carroll, she is now in Chile working with a leadership group, she loves literature, and she wants to be a lawyer.

Jane Connor, Parent

If Not for Carroll Original Song

"If Not for Carroll" Song

Written & composed by Adam Brooks and Patrick Pate

My daughter went from crying every day to getting up early to go to Carroll School.

Cindy Morrison, Parent

Upper School Student Stories
At my old school, nobody pushed me. When I would say "I can't do this" my teacher would just move on. At Carroll, teachers stay and really help you.

Lilah Daniels, Student

Gareth Benshoff Carroll School Alumni
Gareth Benshoff '08

Thanks to Carroll, my daughter is now a happy, motivated college sophomore. There is not only art and science, but a fair amount of magic at work at Carroll School.

Brenda Clark, Parent

Max Cobb - Carroll School Alumnus

Max Cobb '79

Carroll has always and will always have a special place in my heart. I arrived at the age of eight not being able to read and left many years later a strong student with academic skills that would lead me into receiving a Masters in Education.

Cara DeRosa, Alumna

Brianne Phelan Carroll School Alumni Video
Brianne Phelan '06
If not for Carroll, I never would have received this text from my son: “Can’t chat right now; I’m at a coffee shop reading The Economist.” He has graduated from college and is happily working in finance in New York City. Thank you to every single Carroll teacher who helped him discover his strengths and talents; you made it all possible!

Sydney & Geoffrey Schaub, Parents

Willem Hurd + Bini Hill
Current Students

If you're a future student here, you are going to love it. This place is mind blowing. You're going to want to get up early every morning and say, "I'm going to school!"

Keelin Ercolani, Alumna '18

Sophia Lucontoni
Current Student

If not for Carroll, my daughter would have had a completely different trajectory. Instead of despair, there is confidence. Instead of failure, there is success. Instead of hating learning, she loves it.

Trish Greenhalgh, Parent

Rina Canute
Current Student
Thank you, Carroll, for being a place where my son can learn happily from dedicated teachers in a way that is tailored to his needs. Carroll's specialized education embedded in a caring, warm school culture that supports the whole child is remarkable.

Christine Hong, Parent

Max Black + Miles Hammock Isen
Current Students

Thanks to Carroll for teaching me other methods to learn and building up my confidence to help me be successful today.

Jolie Gorman, Alumna

Thank You Video 2018