Starting this fall, the Legacy School — the only school for dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities in Carroll County — will have the capacity to double its student body due to the completion of an addition to the main building that began last October.
The 3,000-square-feet structure will include six classrooms that can be converted into one-on-one tutoring rooms, a computer lab and a commons room that is over 600 square feet with 20-foot ceilings.
“I think it’s surreal in a way,” said Jamie Caplan, one of the school’s founders and the principal and superintendent. “When we opened there were just 17 of us in this small little building and we didn’t know what to expect. I think it’s fantastic we’ve accomplished this much so quickly.”
The school currently has 33 students between first and eighth grade with varying degrees of dyslexic severity. Caplan said the size of the student body will be slow and controlled over the next five to six years to ensure the focus stays on the students.