Held each year, the Benefit brings together parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty/staff and friends to celebrate the school and to raise vital funds which help to ensure that Calhoun remains a leader in progressive education. The 2019 Benefit was held at The Ziegfeld Ballroom and was a wonderful celebration of our community that raised important funds for our school. Please save the date for the 2020 Calhoun Benefit which will be on Friday, February 28, 2020. More details to come in the fall.
Annual Fund Leadership Society Events
The Calhoun Annual Fund hosts special events throughout the year for its leadership society members from The Beir Society ($2,500 or more) and The Steve Nelson Society ($10,000 or more).
Calhoun Cultural Excursions
In an effort to connect Calhoun to the world around us, Calhoun occasionally organizes trips to special exhibits and experiences taking place in New York City in partnership with adults in our extended community. These cultural excursions give us an opportunity to bring Calhoun Everywhere as we discover Calhoun families, grandparents and alumni making an impact on the cultural life of our city and beyond. For more information, contact Nicole Nelson.
New Parent Reception
The Board of Trustees invites parents who are new to Calhoun to a special welcome reception in mid-September. The 2019 New Parent Reception was held on September 17.
State of the School
Guests of this event hear directly from the Head of School about Calhoun including the wonderful achievements of the year, the financial status of the school, how we compare to our peer schools on a few key dynamics, and the opportunities and challenges Calhoun faces, as well as the plans to address them. Current parents, grandparents, alumni and faculty/staff are welcome to attend. This event will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 and again on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
The Development Office hosts annual and special events throughout the year for grandparents of Calhoun students, some of which are described above. Communications about upcoming events are sent exclusively by email. Please subscribe by sending Calhoun your email address.
Grandparents and Family Friends Morning: Grandparents and family friends of our youngest students are invited to visit Little Calhoun and spend time in classes. Grandparents and Family Friends Morning in 2020 will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020.
Parents of Alumni
In addition to being invited to many of our annual events--including the Benefit and Performing Arts Series--Calhoun offers a special annual social event to welcome back Calhoun parents whose children have recently graduated in the past five years. It's a fun chance to hear from the Head of School while reconnecting with old friends! This event will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2020.