A group of seventh graders, led by Imani W. and Simone A., initiated a partnership with Aunt Flow to bring easily accessible menstrual products to the MS and US student bathrooms.
For Calhoun's 125th anniversary, we sat down with a few of our history teachers to learn more about how they teach students to understand the complexities of the past and apply those lessons to the present. With their different academic and personal backgrounds, each teacher has a unique perspective on how to cover history in the classroom.
Ben Baron, Director of Winds and Brass, developed Calhoun's Composition Initiative to "address race and gender-related inequities in student music." He commissioned three composers of diverse backgrounds to put together pieces for Calhoun's musicians.
In honor of Black History/Futures Month, first graders in Tina and Latoya's class selected three African American women who had a big impact on American culture: Katherine Johnson, Nina Simone and Mae Jemison. Students made connections between their stories, and were able to identify similar challenges they faced.
Student voices were at the center of the Upper School Theater’s One Act Festival, which featured five short plays written and directed by our very own Cougar playwrights.
In the 74th Street STEAM lab, kindergartners learned to program Blue-Bot robots to travel between their initials on an alphabet map and then created artistic representations of their unique codes.
In the spring of 1975, Calhoun completed construction of its 81st Street building, complete with an open floor plan and a futuristic exterior. The new space allowed the school's learner-centered approach to take root and paved the way for the Calhoun we know today.
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.
Early childhood teachers share how informal assessments give them a close understanding of each student's progress and development, helping them in turn foster children's deep engagement with the material.
An interdisciplinary cell membrane video project challenges 8th graders to apply their knowledge in ways that are meaningful, interconnected, and applicable to the world beyond the classroom.
All school year, students in the 4's classroom have been fascinated by ocean animals, and sharks in particular. Co-teachers Danita, Isabel and Wesley used this natural enthusiasm as the inspiration for a new, interdisciplinary unit of study – combining the best of science, math and art.