Like all independent schools, Carroll is a philanthropically-supported institution. Tuition covers approximately 88% of the budget, leaving the balance needed for our yearly expenses to be provided by the Annual Fund and other income. The Annual Fund supports all aspects of life at Carroll: faculty compensation and professional development, academic curriculum and programs, financial assistance, and care of our three campuses.
Give ... because teachers matter
Last year, tuition covered 87.9% of the school’s expenses. Due to Carroll’s steadfast mission to “GEC” - give each child what they need most - Carroll’s faculty:student ratio is twice that of other independent schools and six times that of public schools. This means that nearly 80% of our expenses each year are directed to compensating our highly trained faculty and staff whose talents, as research has proven, are the most critical factor in the success of our students.
Give ... because Carroll changes lives forever
An extraordinary measure of the long-term impact of a Carroll education can be seen in the number of parents who continue to show their gratitude for their child’s experience through their support of the Annual Fund long after their child has graduated. Last year 216 of our donors were parents of alumni.
Carroll Teachers Think Differently
Talented. Passionate. Masters of teaching. Thoughtful. Joyful. Committed to innovation. Life-long learners.
These are just a few of the words used to describe our faculty’s child-centered approach to teaching — and our 442 current students and over 6,100 alumni, alumni parents, and grandparents can’t say enough about the depth of their impact. Our teachers are given the freedom to shape their curriculum and program around the needs of each student, ensuring every child has a clear path to unlocking their potential.
We asked teachers to share their thoughts about teaching at Carroll. Here are a few things they said.
What does a successful day in your classroom look like?
How does Carroll's focus on being on the "cutting edge of language literacy" influence you as a teacher?
What is unique about how Carroll teaches students with dyslexia?
What do you love about teaching at Carroll?
How does Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion fit into your work as a teacher?
How has Carroll changed the way you think?