Curriculum at Carroll School
Educational decisions are guided by the needs of the individual child.
Carroll School is fiercely dedicated to giving each child what "they" most need. 这是什么意思? Your child's learning profile drives what your child is taught each day, not what is written in a curriculum map or textbook by someone who never met your child. This is different from typical schools where a prescribed curriculum informs teachers about what and when to teach.
我们的老师 & tutors assess and track student performance daily and build lessons based on your child’s mastery of essential grade-appropriate skills in reading, 写作, 和数学. In content-rich subjects - 科学, history and the arts - we align with the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework but use a project-based, cross-curricular approach to ensure your child receives an intellectually challenging and enriched set of experiences.
Our Curriculum Guiding Principles
Examine Carroll’s academic program through the lens of five enormously important guiding principles:
诊断 & 规范的教育
在其他学校环境中, students with language-based learning difficulties are often taught in the same way. 不是在卡罗尔. We dig in and identify each student's strengths and weaknesses.
We study each child’s neuropsychological testing which is provided by parents, often through their public school system or through an independent psychologist. 从这个基础开始, we begin to design each child’s educational program in order to provide what each student most needs. 的 loop continues throughout a child’s time at Carroll as we collect more data and design new educational opportunities based on the information.
分组 & 调度
Once we identify each student's cognitive and academic profile, we create small class groupings and a custom schedule that delivers effective instruction.
Unconstrained by large classrooms with few teachers, Carroll School is set-up to place students in classrooms and tutorials with peers and teachers that can address weaknesses, 强调了优势, and challenge students academically. This happens not only in language classes, but all core classes.
At Carroll, a child's education moves forward as quickly as possible and as slowly as necessary.
换句话说, we expect children to make meaningful progress and our teachers push forward optimistically at all times. 然而,, we also make sure that each child can utilize the skills, 策略, and content that they're taught. Simple exposure is often not enough. We check constantly to ensure that students truly understand, 可以利用, and “own” what they experience in their classrooms and tutorials.
Interesting and Intellectually Challenging
We don't just value children's curiosity, passions, and talents - we build an education around them.
Carroll’s program is designed to ensure that each child has daily experiences in areas where they shine. While remediation of language-based weaknesses is also essential, 艺术领域的机遇, 科学, 社会研究, 运动, 体育运动, 户外教育, 社会互动, 领导, 社区服务, and technology are integral components of the Carroll School curriculum. Our project-based and cross-curricular approach keeps our bright and motivated children interested and challenged.
Without skilled teachers and tutors, positive educational outcomes are simply not possible.
卡罗尔的老师, 每一个人, are trained to be experts in educating children with language-based learning difficulties. 的 Hall Copacino Institute of Professional Study courses were created to help identify and train teachers for the different aspects that make a successful teacher at Carroll: (1) Orton-Gillingham, (2)整个孩子, (3) Data-Informed Instruction (4) Pedagogy - 的 Science of Teaching, and (5) New Teacher training.
This ensures that teachers possess the skills that enable children to succeed in ways that typical schools cannot accomplish. Skilled teachers drive the curriculum for each student according to a deep understanding of what each student most needs.