Frequently Asked Questions
What grades are covered?
Carver Academy started five years ago enrolling full day Kindergarten and First grade and has added a new grade every year. In the 2018/2019 academic year, we have added PreK-4 and 6th grade, and we are working on adding on a middle school for next year.
Do you offer bus transportation?
Bus transportation is provided by the Meriden Board of Education for all Meriden residents Kindergarten and up.
What are the school hours?
The school day begins at 8:00AM and the ends at 3:00PM.
Do you offer extended care?
We offer extended care beginning at 6:45AM before school and ending at 5:30PM after school. The cost for extended care is $7.00 per hour.
Do you offer a music program?
Students have music classes every week. We also offer weekly lessons by great teachers in drums, guitar, or piano/keyboard.
What about physical education?
The students have PE / gym on every Wednesday for Kindergarten and up with Mr. Ben McClain our PE teacher. They wear special "Carver Academy" gym uniforms which are ordered at the beginning of the school year.
What is the cost to attend Carver Academy?
We offer a wide variety of payment plans to make this work for your budget. We believe that we offer the best educational value in Connecticut as you invest in the future of your children! Tuition is $4,820 for PreK-4 and full day Kindergarten, and $5,120 for grades 1-6 for the 2018 / 2019 academic year. We also offer discounts for siblings, New Life Church tithing members, and payment in full (or half) for the year as well as for referring new families to Carver Academy.
How do I enroll?
Stop by the school office and see Kris Bellemare or Sonya Polino, or call us at (203) 626-9794 to pick up an enrollment packet. Or you can print them out right from our website. Because of the pace and rigor of our curriculum, students may be required to take an entrance exam for proper class placement. Registration is complete upon receipt of the application, registration fee, completed health form, FACTS account setup, and parents are notified that their child has been accepted.
When is your open house?
We would prefer you to come and visit the school during the school day so you can see the school and your child's future class "in action" rather than having an open house. If that does not work for your schedule, we can still schedule individual tours off school hours.
How do I schedule a tour?
To schedule a tour or meeting, contact the Principal, Kris Bellemare, at or call at (203) 626-9794.