Each year, Calhoun 12th graders engage in a multi-layered experience called Senior Work, which consists of an internship/mentorship combined with in-school programming designed to provide students with tools that support the transition from high school to their next steps.
Sixth graders participated in a Mutual Aid Project, experiential work that encapsulated Calhoun's progressive values and connected students to their community.
In the spring of 2021 Calhoun's Upper School theater program took on an unprecedented project — filming an entire movie from home.
Students in Calhoun's 3rd through 5th grades are exploring the exciting and diverse field of science one hands-on project at a time.
The shift to hybrid learning challenged Upper School Theater to innovate. The result was She Kills Monsters, a virtual production that stretched student actors as performers and offered a unique opportunity to learn new skills.
Calhoun's lunch program, Eat Right Now, launched in 2002 and changed the face of school lunches. Nineteen years later, the program's impact has reached far beyond the walls of 81st Street.
In an effort to stay connected to their peers Little Calhouners inspired a building-wide letter writing project. Harnessing student interest, teachers found opportunities for curricular connections while fostering community.
The Upper School elective Women in Science explored the scientific contributions women have made through the ages and shed light on the complex history of women in the field, as both scientists and subjects.
Calhoun celebrated Black History/Futures Month in the classroom and beyond. With special guests and community events, students across divisions engaged in work that explored this year's theme of The Future is Black: Radical Joy and Justice.
Calhouners have maintained a sense of community throughout hybrid learning. Through the use of new technology tools and intentional planning by educators, students are finding new ways to connect.
Calhoun teachers have created innovative ways to teach during hybrid learning. Explore creative lessons from each division that engage at-home and in-person students alike.
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