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By Larry Sandomir
7th grade English teacher, Larry Sandomir, discusses how teaching the Holocaust expands the emotional intelligence of his students; inspiring them to question the world around them and to discover the power of their own actions.
Students in 8th grade Mandarin practiced their conversational skills, and explored Chinese culture during a field trip to Manhattan's Chinatown.
Students in 7th grade explored the complex topic of race in their social studies class through a hands-on science experiment.
Students in the Upper School Community Action class are inspired to lead change in their communities — both in and out of the classroom.
The entire Calhoun community came together for Harvest Festival. This year's theme was “Calhoun Spirit in Action,” and the day was characterized by students extending their school spirit outside the walls of Calhoun.
Social Justice is woven throughout the curriculum at Little Calhoun. As children work, play and make connections, they learn important lessons about fairness, and reflect on the ways they can impact their communities in positive ways.
Students in the Upper School explored film through a historical lens. Looking critically at the events of a given era, students explored the subtle political messages conveyed by popular American films including High Noon and Dirty Harry.
Fifth graders brought immigrant journeys to life this semester, through cross-disciplinary writing projects in language arts and social studies classes. In social studies, students researched immigration at the turn of the 20th century, while their work in language arts focused on viewing immigration through a contemporary lens.
Preschool teachers launched a grade-wide study of birds that would tap into their students' natural curiosity. And as soon as the project took flight, it was clear they had found a topic that was full of possibility!
When it comes to searching for a school, an in-person visit is an invaluable tool in determining whether the school is the right fit for your family. But with many schools on your list, what’s the best way to make the most of each visit? Our admissions team shared their tips for what key questions to ask and features to look for on a school tour.
Getting ready for a student visit? We've outlined what you can expect at Calhoun and how to make the most of your time during your time with us.
Read insights from our admissions team on how to successfully complete an independent school application.
Twelfth graders in Advanced Chemistry learned to think like scientists by using their own questions as a starting point for a rigorous scientific research project.
Far from 74th and 81st streets, away from the hustle and bustle of our urban landscape, Calhoun has a forest as a classroom, where our students connect with nature and deepen their learning. Over the years, students from Lower, Middle and Upper School divisions have traveled to Black Rock for experiential, on-site learning in multiple disciplines.
Student-athletes at Calhoun learn the tenets of leadership. They find success on and off the field as they apply the core values of self-awareness, teamwork, empathy and resilience to their athletic endeavors and beyond.