Carroll Springs School

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Carroll Springs




Carroll Springs School

495 South Center Street

Westminster, MD 21157


Fax: 410-751-3928

 Gretchen Rockafellow, Principal

CSS Building


Carroll Springs School is a the public separate day school for students who need special education, and related services, have multiple severe disabilities and/or chronic health issues and who are between three and twenty-one years old. All students receive instruction in the Maryland College and Career Readiness State Standards and participate in all age-appropriate local and state assessments.

All classes at Carroll Springs School offer a low student to adult ratio, a highly structured classroom routine, and differentiated instruction to maximize student access to curricular content and materials. 

The Carroll Springs School campus also houses other Carroll County Public Schools programs including Partners for Success, the CCPS Assistive Technology Team, and CCPS Post Secondary Programs. 



An all inclusive learning environment which strives to provide authentic life experiences by ensuring safety for all, building relationships, accessing curriculum, and respecting communication and learning differences.

Our Mission

  • Collaborate with other professionals, families, community, and students
  • Respect all (teaching styles, learning styles, personalities) by openly communicating
  • Giving our students a voice by utilizing individual communication systems (communication autonomy)
  • Provide hands on, authentic, multi-sensory learning experiences based on curriculum