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Calhoun Book Fair at Barnes & Noble, May 24

Support Calhoun while stocking up on gifts and summer reading! Everyone can participate—parents, students, faculty/staff, grandparents, friends and neighbors—by going to Barnes & Noble (82nd Street & Broadway) on Thursday, May 24, 9am-10pm—OR by making purchases ONLINE, May 24-31! A percentage of all purchases of books, toys, games and gift items goes directly to the school. Plus, don't miss the Calhoun Chorus at 4:15 and guest author Nancy Collier at 6pm.

Sign up for Calhoun's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program

Sign-ups are now open for Calhoun’s fall 2018 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. The CSA parent volunteer team will be available for sign-ups on Mon., May 21, at the 74th Street lobby from 8-9:30am, and at the 81st Street lobby from 2:30-4pm (please bring a check to sign up). Be among the first ten people to sign up for next fall’s CSA program and you'll receive a free reusable CSA tote bag!

Register for Calhoun Summer Camps

Calhoun offers a series of popular performing arts camps for creative, passionate kids in 2nd-12th grades. Camps are open to kids from all schools, so share the news with your friends. Details and registration info at Calhoun Summer Camps. 

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Reflecting on the Power of Words

Every year, MS English teacher Larry Sandomir introduces his seventh graders to the power of language and its potential to create beauty, magic and change. His hope, he says, is to impress upon his students that even one person can change the world by using his or her voice

Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders

Calhoun is shaping a community of leaders, one student at a time. From an early age, our students are trained to think deeply, to be confident in expressing themselves, to take responsibility and to work for new solutions, innovation and positive change

Calhoun Fest

“Calhoun Rocks” was the mantra for 2018's Calhoun Fest, held days before Thanksgiving. The event offered students and faculty a chance to reflect on who we are and what we value as a community.

Gingerbread Study Brings Literature to Life

It was a familiar sight during the holiday season: children making homemade gingerbread houses in the weeks leading up to Christmas. But for Tillie Scarritt’s first grade class, this was more than a festive baking project; it was one element of a dynamic literary study

Mindfulness Matters

Today’s high school students experience stress like never before. From schoolwork, college applications, peer pressure and parental expectations to the stress of 24/7 connectivity and digital information overload, it’s a lot for young brains to handle. Calhoun faculty note that external pressures—and those self-imposed—are impossible to totally avoid, so Calhoun makes an enormous effort to reduce stress for its students; one way is by introducing the concept of mindfulness into the classroom.

Middle School students raise their hands and show their enthusiasm to share their voice in the classroom.

Why Is Student Voice Important and How Do We Encourage It?

Lower School Director Alison Max Rothschild ’85, Middle School Director Danny Isquith and Upper School Director Lorenzo Krakowsky talk about one of the central tenets of Calhoun’s progressive approach to learning—student voice—and explore what it means, why it’s important, and how it finds expression in the daily life of our children.