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Students collaborate to mix paint colors

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. 

Journals created by 5th graders as part of their immigration study.

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. 

Preschooler with bird project

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!

2nd Grade Class

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.

Young Calhoun student in classroom

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. 

Upper Schoolers at Black Rock Forest

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.

Reflecting on the Power of Words

MS English teacher Larry Sandomir introduces his seventh graders to the power of language and its potential to create beauty, magic and change. His hope, he says, is to impress upon his students that even one person can change the world by using their voice.

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