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Upper School

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Calhoun’s Upper School is a place where students carve a unique path through a robust and engaging curriculum, and where their passions are ignited. Our challenging core classes are supplemented by over 100 advanced electives, helping students develop the drive to explore their curiosities and think for themselves.

From the moment they begin their high school careers, students are given extensive opportunities to cultivate their interests. Spurred on by the close teacher-student relationships that are the cornerstone of our community, Upper Schoolers are motivated and inspired to stretch themselves and grow as thinkers and learners. At the end of their time at Calhoun, no two graduates have the same transcript – but they all have the skills to continue challenging themselves, and to actively influence whatever path they choose to take.

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“It's fun to challenge yourself at Calhoun. The teachers enjoy what they're teaching. They have so much passion, and you just want to reciprocate that passion.”

Sokhnamai K. '22

Upper School Curriculum

The breadth of academic opportunities challenges students to dig deeper, think outside the box and unlock their own potential. Learn more.

Capstone Programs

Upper School students complete two capstone projects: Junior Workshop, an independent research project, and an internship program called Senior Work.

College Counseling

Our college counseling process empowers students' choices and sets them up for success far beyond the four years of university. Learn more.

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