A longstanding Calhoun tradition that dates back nearly four decades, the Pocket People project is an integral part of the first-grade social studies curriculum that revolves around community and identity. Children design and sew their own cloth doll representing themselves, then collaborate to build a community space.
The Memory Collection is a project that assigns 3rd graders to bring in objects that stir up a fun memory. Through writing, editing, and publishing, they tell the story of that memory in their own words.
A "kindness wall" installation in the Lower School highlights literacy, STEAM and social-emotional classroom work, and showcases children's advice that we can all learn from.
Through play-based learning, STEAM lessons aim to nurture children’s natural curiosity while preparing them to navigate the in-person and digital world around them.
Calhoun alums share their experiences and takeaways from the Senior Work Program.
Equipped with a strong foundation in core math and science courses, Upper Schoolers have access to a broad range of electives that “allow [them] to go deep into topics they are excited about, and really individualize their STEAM journey,” says Danny Isquith, Upper School Director.
For four days in November, fifth grade students had the unique opportunity to call the New-York Historical Society home as part of the Tang Academy for American Democracy (TAAD) residency program. Students examined how democracy has evolved since its initial founding and gained a better understanding of the importance of civic participation.
In third grade STEAM, the curriculum includes investigations into environmental science, climate change, math and robotics. Kyle Anderson, third grade STEAM teacher, also prioritizes an intersection of social justice and inequities in her lessons to help students make connections to the current world.
Dr. Monica Miller, professor at Barnard College, Hurston scholar and Calhoun parent, came to Calhoun to discuss Zora Neale Hurston's legacy and Their Eyes Were Watching God with a few 11th grade English classes. They were able to experience a lecture from a college professor and key insights on Hurston from a scholar of her work.
The robots have come to school! Options for STEAM exploration are expanding at Calhoun through the introduction of robotics courses. Excitement is growing for the program as students roll up their sleeves and dive into cutting-edge technology.
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.