Welcome to Cougar Nation!
We believe in the power of sports done right. More than winning or losing, sports can help us connect with ourselves and with each other. Here at Calhoun we know sports aren’t separate from what happens during the school day, but an integral part of learning—whether it’s supporting classmates in their big game, getting to know coaches and teammates during bus rides to and from competition, or stepping up to try a difficult drill in practice. Through our teams, clinics, training programs and camps, we aim to create spaces in which young people are challenged to take risks, to show up for each other, to practice accountability, and to believe in themselves.
See you on the eighth floor!
"We strive to foster student-athletes who are leaders in their communities, who show up positively and fully ready to engage."
Director of Athletics
Assistant Director of Athletics
Coaching workshops in Calhoun Athletics are working on creating better spaces for students where they all feel comfortable to take risks and have fun. The workshop in the fall focused on belonging, and creating a space where every student feels included and doesn't have to work to fit in.
The 2023 winter sports season was defined by two NYCAL championship titles, impressive individual performances, a new Varsity Table Tennis team and skill-building across all levels. Read to learn more about the highlights from each team. Go Cougars!
The Junior Varsity Boys/Non-Binary Students and Girls/Non-Binary Students Basketball teams both won the NYCAL championships on February 8. Go Cougars!
Before the start of the Fall 2022 season, the Athletics department took the Upper School athletes to KenWood camp in Kent, CT for a retreat. In addition to pre-season practices, Athletics led workshops centered around their four core values: teamwork, leadership, self-awareness and empathy.
Calhoun's Varsity Baseball team worked hard to develop a culture of teamwork, resilience and success. It paid off this season!
The 2022 spring sports season wrapped up in a triumphant way in late May, with gold medals, league titles and a state championship. From our veteran programs, to our newer teams, student-athletes were guided by Calhoun Athletics' core values: self-awareness, teamwork, empathy and resilience.
The Varsity Boys/Non-Binary Students Volleyball Team won the NYSAIS state championship on May 27. They beat Horace Mann 3-1 to secure their third state championship in a row! Go Cougars!
The Varsity Boys/Non-Binary Students Baseball team defeated Columbia Prep 5-1 in the NYCAL championship on Thursday, May 12! Two claps for the hard work and relentless effort shown by the players and coaching team, and shoutout to Mateo S. '22 who pitched the full game for the win!
The Varsity Boys/Non-Binary Students Baseball and Boys/Non-Binary Students Varsity Volleyball teams will both compete in the NYCAL semifinals this week. Go Cougars!
The mission for the inaugural Pride Game is to have a fun, spirited and educational event to shed light on the importance of the LGBTQIA+ community here at Calhoun and beyond. In addition to an MS/US assembly and pre-game fundraiser, the Boys/Non-Binary Students Volleyball teams will compete in a doubleheader vs. Horace Mann in the 81st Street gym.