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By Robin Otton, Director of Lower School Admissions
Calhoun's Director of Lower School Admissions Robin Otton provides tips for prospective parents on navigating school visits and finding the best learning environment for students.
Sophia Morel '98 has spent the last 15 years making an impact on the youth of New York City. Having worked her way from an intern at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) to its senior director of Education, Career and Enrichment Services, Sophia has used her love of education to help young people thrive.
Students in the 3's program engaged in an inquiry-based study all about kites. Using their own questions as a guide, preschool students investigated the topic through books, hands-on learning and cultural exploration.
By Jaia W. '20
For her Junior Workshop project student-athlete Jaia W. ‘20 developed a test-taking guide for fellow athletes. Comprised of information relating to sports psychology as well as neuroscience, the guide provides student-athletes with the tools they need to improve their test-taking performance
Sydney A. '20 set a high goal for herself after joining the Girls' Varsity Volleyball team -- to play Division I in college. Through self-determination and hard work, Sydney made her dream a reality and will play for Virginia Commonwealth University next fall.
Upper School English teacher Ellen Kwon helps students build a connection with literature by presenting works from a diverse group of authors, all while placing emphasis on building essential analytical skills.
By Hamida Butt, Learning Specialist and Curriculum Coordinator
Calhoun Learning Specialist and Curriculum Coordinator Hamida Butt shares simple strategies for enhancing literacy development in young learners at home, using family activities as a catalyst for learning.
Students in two of Calhoun's Upper School science courses are learning core skills while exploring the impact science has on our society. As they learn of the implications of scientific innovation throughout history, they build the foundation for analysis and informed decision making.
By Chef Bobo, Executive Chef & Director of Food Service
Calhoun's own Chef Bobo sheds light on how he creates learning opportunities in the Calhoun kitchen, using each meal to teach children about food, culture and nutrition.
By Alison Rothschild
Calhoun's Lower School – Early Childhood Director Alison Rothschild '85 shares tips for helping your preschooler transition into their first school experience.
By Larry Sandomir
Teacher Larry Sandomir shares insight on the many ways progressive education impacts students, shedding light on how this approach simultaneously nurtures and challenges each student uniquely.
Will D. '20 used Junior Workshop as an opportunity to combine his love of science and music. After studying acoustics, he developed a proposal for improvements to Calhoun's Mary Lee Johnson Performing Arts Center with the goal of giving back to his community.
For his Junior Workshop project, Oscar L. '20 combined his passion for sustainability with his interest in architecture. Looking to Calhoun as inspiration, he sought out to redesign the 81st Street building to make it more sustainable.
For her Junior Workshop project, Khadijah R. '20 wrote and compiled a poetry collection that shed light on the themes of personal and cultural identity.
Asher B. '20 combined classical music and social justice for his Junior Workshop project. Through research and a discussion group, Asher's project shed light on issues of equity and diversity in the classical music community.