Carroll School

  • Carroll School specializes in the education of children who have average to superior intelligence and have been diagnosed with a language-based learning disability and/or reading disorder. Children are grouped according to their language competency and grade.
  • In all subjects, teachers use a multisensory approach to learning and place emphasis on improving reading, writing, and organizational skills.
  • Carroll also integrates cognitive development programs into every grade.
  • The use of technology in the curriculum provides innovative methods of learning in conjunction with a variety of educational software, web applications, and internet resources.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-9
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-Based Learning Disabilities
Year Founded1967
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students405 students
Student Body Typen/a
Students by Grade Carroll School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers156 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size7 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$48,300
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorStacey Daniels
Admissions AssociateDavid Barkin


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyIce Hockey,
Track and FieldWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Fab Lab, Supervised Study

Arts and Music Programs:
Creative Dramatics, Performing Arts, Studio Art

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Athletic Team Competitions, Bounders, Recreational Games

School Notes

  • Please contact Carroll School Admission Office for detailed information about testing and records required for admission or go to
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Carroll is a magical place for dyslexic children. I have two children there. The school partners with parents. The school is caring. Teachers are dedicated, energetic, happy. Administration is responsive and involved. Parents are friendly and supportive of one another. I am truly blessed to be able to have my children attend. And last but not least - my children LOVE school. My children are HAPPY and SUCCEEDING. Carroll is everything a school should be! Lots of sports in middle school and everyone can participate and is welcome to participate. Great arts education as well.
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