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Academics

Learning in practice

The future our students will know is one we can’t possibly predict. So how can we prepare them for it? Our answer is simple—adaptability. Calhoun students learn to apply the kind of agile, innovative thinking that adapts to any situation alongside the adventurousness and self-resolve to do just that.

Our Calhoun learning practice, rooted in progressive educational philosophy, employs a variety of methods to engage and entice students to demand more of themselves. For each student, demonstration of knowledge looks slightly different, but our intentionally designed curriculum focuses every lesson, and our passionate teachers guide each learner toward the same end result.

At Calhoun, students work toward mastery of their learning alongside mastery of each learning moment that composes the problem-solving process—ultimately instilling the ability to adapt to, influence and positively impact any future they choose to unfold.

“Calhoun emphasizes experiential and project-based learning, and it really enforces students’ understanding. [Students] are encouraged to do what they're passionate about and given a voice.”

Gabby C. ‘17

Explore Our Divisions

Our Lower School offers the choice of two tracks for children in preschool through 3rd grade: Open Inquiry and Montessori.

Calhoun Middle Schoolers feel a sense of belonging that gives them the confidence and ability to be agents of their own academic journeys.

Through a challenging core curriculum supplemented by over 100 electives, Upper School students learn to work hard and discover their unique passions.