The Carroll School is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of children diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, and to supporting the constituencies that serve them. Carroll seeks a culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse population and is an active public champion for persons with learning disabilities.
To fulfill its mission, The Carroll School:
- offers an academic program designed to serve a population of students diagnosed as having a language-based learning disability, such as dyslexia, of average to superior intelligence, and with no primary emotional problems;
- provides diagnostic, intensive, and highly structured instruction in a fully enriched program;
- fosters self-confidence and a willingness to take responsibility for being active learners;
- prepares students to enter other academic settings and to advocate for themselves in a life of learning;
- reaches outside the student environment through research projects, professional associations, programs of parental support, and teacher training. Consistent with the lifelong nature of learning, Carroll and the Carroll Center for Innovative Learning seeks enduring relationships with all of its constituencies.
The Carroll School Specials Program enhances the way children learn through promoting creativity, spontaneity, auditory enhancement, kinesthetic awareness and control, and the development of leadership skills. Consistent with recent research in the connection between physical activity and brain development, the Movement and Physical Education programs are designed to improve right/left brain coordination, increase concentration, and increase self-confidence. In the Performing Arts and Visual Arts programs, students are encouraged to embrace the multicultural nature of the arts and to understand the importance of the arts in history. Carroll’s unique Bounders program builds self-esteem and teaches team-building skills in a variety of safe, outdoor activities.