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!
Coaching workshops in Calhoun Athletics help to create an environment that pushes student-athletes to compete at the highest level while building leadership skills that will help them both on and off the court, track and field. The workshop in the fall focused on the theme of belonging and how coaches can make students of all identities feel accepted and welcomed.
Calhoun Athletics hosted its annual four-day retreat for fall season teams at the beautiful KenMont and KenWood Camp in Kent, Connecticut. What started as a way to get teams more field time at the beginning of the season has grown to encompass much more than skill development.
The 2023 spring season wrapped up in late May after an impressive showing in regular and tournament play. We're proud of all our student-athletes for the hard work they put in through practices, wins and losses. Go Cougars!
The Varsity Boys/Non-Binary Students Volleyball team won the NYSAIS state championship on May 24. They beat Horace Mann to secure their fourth state championship in a row! Go Cougars!
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!
Throughout the fall season, our Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity teams worked hard in practices and competitions. Two claps for our fall student-athletes!
The Calhoun Girls/Non-Binary Students Volleyball teams hosted the annual Dig Pink volleyball games and fundraiser on Wednesday, October 19. In addition to competing against UNIS, the volleyball teams sold t-shirts and baked goods to help fund metastatic breast cancer research and treatments through the Side-Out Foundation.
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!