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NCCS At a glance

North Carroll Community School is a non-profit, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent school serving grades K-8.  Founded in 2005, NCCS has provided a “whole child” approach for hundreds of students from across Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania.  NCCS strives to meet each child where he/she is and to provide multiple ways to gain knowledge, as well as demonstrate learning. Using a curriculum based on college and career readiness standards, students gain a solid foundation to prepare them for their high school careers.


Our Mission

The mission of North Carroll Community School is to develop life-long learners with a passion for knowledge.  By providing a strong academic program and an emphasis on character building, our students will become productive citizens.

Each day, we will strive to:

  • Generate excitement about learning
  • Foster respect, responsibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, humility, and balance
  • Encourage students to be in charge of their learning
  • Create a learning community with high expectations
  • Promote family involvement
  • Provide open communication between teachers, parents, and students


Started by Diane Havighurst and Scot Lynn, two former public school teachers, NCCS is the perfect mix of traditional and progressive education.

Our Story

September, 2005:

Started with 35 students at a small location on Old Westminster Pike. Employed a staff of 5.

June 2012:

Moved to a re-purposed church building on Lamb Drive, north of Westminster.  Grew to 112 students and 15 full time and part time staff.


Kicked off our official Building Campaign in order to build our dream campus and be able to accommodate our increasing enrollment.  

September, 2017:

Moved into our permanent home -- a brand new, originally designed building on a beautiful 12 acre campus.  

Be Part of Our Story:

Join the other 85 families who have found an educational home for their children!  

North Carroll Community School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. North Carroll Community School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.