North Carroll Community School

Tel: (410)386-0655
Grades: K-8 | 114 students
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NCCS is Learning without Limits
North Carroll Community School is a community learning together without limits.
Our goal is to provide multi-age, differentiated instruction, while providing timefor in depth study.
An emphasis is placed on connections between disciplines.
All learning styles are nurtured through authentic learning experiences designed to extend and enrich our curriculum.The mission of North Carroll Community School is to develop life long learners with a passion for knowledge.
By providing a strong academic program with an emphasis on character building, our students will become productive citizens.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 2005

Student Body

Total Students 114 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,850
Tuition Notes Increase for Middle School
Admissions Director Sharon Evans

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Gardening Club, Variety of Musical Instrument Lessons, Voice Lessons Gardening Club, Voice Lessons, Variety of Musical Instrument Lessons,

School Notes

  • What are the school hours?  Our "drop off window" begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 8:25 a.m.  School begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.  Students are dismissed at 3:15 p.m.
  • Do you provide before and after-school care?  Before School Care is offered beginning at 7:30 a.m.  Beginning in the fall of 2016, After School Care will be provided from 3:45 - 6:00 p.m. through a partnership with our neighbor, Sprouts of Westminster.
  • Do the students wear uniforms?  No, Our students do not wear uniforms.  We do, however, have a dress code for the school.  We believe that school is a child's work and, therefore, we expect neat, clean, modest dress, as well as attire that will allow for active learning and freedom of movement.  The dress code is outlined in detail in our fmaily handbook.
  • Do you have a hot lunch program?  For the most part, students bring packed lunches to school.  On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays we work with an outside school lunch company, Wholesome Tummies, that provides healthy meal choices to our students.  On Tuesdays, students have the option of ording from a limited Chick-Fil-A menu and on Fridays, we have "Pizza Day," and pizza-by-the-slice is available from a local restaurant.
  • Why do you employ multiage classromms?  We firmly believe that learning is developmental - just as are so many other aspects of childhood.  Therefore, multiage classrooms allow students to learn at a pace that is developmentally appropriate and free from the pressures of having to meet "grade" expectations.  All students are placed in classrooms based on their social, emotional, and academic needs.  Individual expectations ensure that each child is challenged in accordance with his/her abilities.How do multiage classrooms work?  Instruction in a multiage classroom does not differ drastically from what one should expect in a quality "graded" classroom.  Within the classroom, students are grouped for lessons, according to their academic needs.  Groups are flexible, and students move in and out of groups as necessary.  In cases where all students are studying the same content, for example science, geography, and history, the expectations for performance are adjusted to meet each student's academic needs.
  • What if my child has special education needs?  North Carroll Community School is not a special education school and, generally, our classroom teachers are not trained in special education.  That said, we do have a Literacy Resource Teacher on staff who is trained in the Orton Gillingham Method of teaching reading.  She is available during the school day for students needing additional support in or outside of the classroom.  She is also available for private tutoring outside of school hours.  We also have a Math Resource Teacher on staff, whose job it is to adapt math instruction and provide additional support for learners who may benefit from this.  In addition, since our program is designed with an emphasis on individual needs, and since our class sizes are small, many "learning differences" can be actively addressed and necessary modifications put in place to ensure the success of each child.
  • What is your school's philosophy on homework?  We believe homework to be practice and reinforcement of concepts taught in class.  That said, we plan homework to be purposeful and as brief as possible for students to gain that practice.  Often, students are given several days to complete an assignment, giving them practice in time management.  In addition, we do ask all students at our school to read for pleasure each evening.
  • Do you offer "extra-curricular" opportunities for students?  Yes.  Our students have the option to participate in drama, enrichment, and sports activites that are independent from our program.  These are provided at extra cost to families.  We seek out opportunities to bring quality, after-school experences to our students whenever possible.
  • Is foreign language part of your curriculum?  Yes.  Our students recieve instruction in Spanish and French.  Our elementary students receive French once a week and our Middle students receive Spanish twice a week.  
  • What "Specials" do you offer?  All students receive instruction in Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology once a week.  In addition, Elementary students have library once a week.  
  • How does NCCS report progress?  Students receive progress reports three times per year.  Our progress reports endeavor to give families specific, relevent information about each child's progress.  Our younger students are graded using a number system which indicates their progress in terms of expecations for their ages.  Our older students receive "letter grades" based on their performance on both formal and informal assessments.  All students receive a lengthy narrative report outlining specific strengths and needs both academically and socially.

Profile last updated: 04/08/2016

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