Carson Long offers a structured college preparatory learning environment for boys in grades 8-12 and a postgraduate year. Class size averages 7 cadets and never exceeds 16. With small class sizes and caring, experienced faculty - most of whom live on campus - Carson Long is able to differentiate instruction to best meet the needs of each learner, and when the standard courses aren't enough, cadets may petition the Academic Dean for independent study or a new regular course offering. In order to graduate from Carson Long, which is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, cadets must complete 18.5 credits, in English, foreign language, math, science, social studies, arts, and JROTC. English as a Second Language (ESL) is offered to many international students. Advanced Placement courses are available in several subjects for students ready for a more demanding curriculum. Each evening Monday through Friday, cadets attend a two-hour, faculty-supervised study hall.