Facilities and Location

Calhoun has three buildings, each of which are easily accessible via the #1, 2, or 3 subway, or the M5, M104, M7, M11, M10 buses. If you are arriving by car, take the 79th Street exit from the Henry Hudson Parkway. 

Lower School students who live at least one mile from school may be eligible for the free NYC yellow school bus. Students may also be eligible for free and half-fare public transportation; information is available upon request.

Main Building 81st Street


3rd-12th Grades
433 West End Avenue at 81st Street
212-497-6500

Calhoun's main building on West End Avenue and 81st Street serves students in 3rd-12th grades. Academic areas are organized by division — Lower, Middle and Upper School — with each discipline divided into seminar spaces. In addition to the academic floors, the nine-story building is home to:

  • Science center with three laboratories for biology, chemistry and general science in addition to science areas on division floors
  • Athletic center with full-size gymnasium, locker rooms and weight-training room
  • Performing Arts Center with theater; music, theater and dance rehearsal rooms; woodshop for theater tech
  • Art studios equipped with kiln
  • Photography/digital videocenter and darkroom
  • Music rehearsal rooms
  • Green Roof Learning Center
  • Outdoor terrace on the third floor
  • Calhoun Commons: Cafeteria and event space
  • Neen Hunt Library/Learning Resource Center

Robert L. Beir Lower School


3's-2nd Grades
160 West 74th Street at Amsterdam Avenue
212-497-6550

Completely renovated in 1989, the Robert L. Beir Lower School building is a distinguished five-story townhouse on West 74th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. Approximately 200 children, 3's-2nd grade, enjoy large, bright classrooms, library, music room, theater/auditorium and rooftop garden. An outdoor terrace and gym at Calhoun's 74th Street Lower School building provide our youngest students with ample space for programmed physical education classes and recreation.

Older students also frequent Central Park and Riverside Park, both within walking distance.

Calhoun Townhouse


Administrative Offices
West 81st Street

Connected to the 81st Street facility is the Calhoun Townhouse, a five-story brownstone that houses the school's administrative offices, including the office of the Head of School, College Counseling, Admissions, Communications, Development, Business and Technology. The townhouse was purchased in 2000 from none other than Mick Jagger (hence, it is sometimes referred to as The Jagger House).

Main Building 3rd - 12th Grades 433 West End Avenue New York, NY 10024 212.497.6500

Robert L. Beir Lower School Building 2.8 Years - 2nd Grade 160 West 74th Street New York, NY 10023 212.497.6550

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