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First graders become researchers through an interdisciplinary study of mammals. Students then share their knowledge with the Calhoun community during the annual Mammal Museum—a special display of their detailed work.
Kindergartners engaged in an in-depth study of superheroes and emerged with new powers of their own— the skills to research topics of their interests and the confidence to drive their own learning.
Calhoun alums in a variety of industries – from tech and law to theater and finance – shared valuable career advice to current junior and senior students at the 9th Annual Cougar Career Symposium.
Oliver R. didn’t discover his passion for art until his junior year, let alone consider artmaking as a future path. But since then Oliver has found his distinctive voice through a thorough exploration of the diverse experiences Calhoun offers. We chat with Oliver to learn more about his path to artmaking and the creative process behind his first stop-motion animation film.
By Larry Sandomir
Students in seventh grade English welcome a number of guest writers, artists and speakers into their classroom throughout the school year. These guests inspire the students in their writing and share their perspective on how language has the power to move, connect and heal.
Little Calhouners came together for a building-wide study of author-illustrator Grace Lin. Students across age groups engaged in a variety of projects inspired by her work.
Middle and Upper Schoolers gained real-world experience with advocacy, rallying on the steps of City Hall in support of foster youth before meeting with local representatives.
During the first-ever Changemaker Assembly, Little Calhouners shared their knowledge of a diverse group of changemakers, and were empowered to become changemakers themselves.
Lower School students celebrated 100 days of school by creating a 100 Day Museum featuring a variety of projects, showcasing their skills in math, reading, writing and more.
Upper School science teacher Naomi Choodnovskiy gives her students the freedom to make discoveries on their own as they become scientifically literate problem-solvers.
Fifth graders explored the complex topics of immigration and citizenship through the process of writing and performing in their own original play.
Calhoun students across divisions celebrated Lunar New Year and deepened their study of Chinese culture through special assemblies, performances and art projects.
Individualized teaching is central to the Calhoun learning experience. Here, Calhoun teachers explain how they tailor their methods to ensure students reach their potential and demonstrate their understanding.
Nina Harmande uses theater to teach students about social justice. By putting creative power in their hands, the work is personal and serves as an outlet for students to grapple with complex issues.
Lower School Teacher, Carl Bellamy, places emphasis on individualized learning, building the foundation Little Calhounders need to continue to thrive throughout their educational journeys.