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."
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.
Our winter sports season wrapped up in mid-February, with all eligible basketball teams making the playoffs this year. From new developmental teams to an inaugural table tennis season, the athletics experience at Calhoun continues to grow.
Blackout Calhoun was a success! Both the Boys/Non-Binary Students and Girls/Non-Binary Students Basketball teams won their games against UNIS in a NYCAL double-header on January 21.
It was thrilling to see our student-athletes return to competition in the 2021–22 school year. Not only did the Cougars get back to the court, field and track, but there’s been an uptick in overall participation in athletics this year—a result of the program’s intentional culture-building over the last five years and an exciting sign for the future of sports at Calhoun.