Interscholastic & Intramural Programs

Calhoun's interscholastic and intramural sports programs are available to students in 5th-12th grades, with as many as 25 teams fielded a year. There are opportunities for team sports as well as individual competition. Calhoun is a member of the New York City Athletic League (NYCAL).

See Team Directory for details about individual interscholastic team schedules, practices; intramural teams; and open gym clinics for Middle and Upper School students.

Interscholastic Program & Policies

All 9th-12th grade students are eligible to participate in Calhoun's varsity athletic program. In certain situations, it may be possible for talented 7th and 8th graders to try out for the JV or varsity level.

As a member of NYCAL (New York City Athletic League), Calhoun's interscholastic sports program offers varsity competition in volleyball, basketball, cross country, track, baseball, soccer, softball and golf. Junior varsity teams are offered in volleyball and basketball. For Middle School students, soccer, volleyball, basketball, track, cross country, and baseball teams are offered.

Intramural Program


Our 5/6th grade Intramural (IM) program is designed to build a strong foundation of brain and body skills that our student-athletes can use on and off the court. The goal of the program is to introduce student-athletes to fundamental sport and movement skills, as well as serve as an introduction to the Calhoun School Athletics Department's core values and culture.

We ask that student-athletes make every attempt to attend all scheduled sessions, as the program and curriculum are designed to provide a comprehensive and progressive experience for each participant.

Student-athletes are welcome to sign up for one or more IM options this season.

Sign up for Spring IMs HERE
Spring 2018 IM options:

COED Multi-Sport (for 5th/6th graders)
Mon., March 5–Thurs., May 24
Meets every Monday & Thursday, 3:30-5pm
5th Floor of the 81st Street building

COED Volleyball (for 5th/6th graders)
Wed., March 7–Wed., May 23
Meets every Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm
81st Street Gym

Cougar Athletic Center

Calhoun's Athletic Center at our main 81st Street building provides significant space for the school's physical education programs for Lower, Middle and Upper School students, as well as for interscholastic and intramural programs.

Special features:

  • 10,000-square-foot Athletic Center
  • 5,400-square-foot gymnasium
  • Seating for 200 spectators for games
  • Electronic scoreboards
  • Electrically retractable basketball backboards
  • Weight training room
  • Two locker rooms, with showers

Additional Athletics Resources

Calhoun's students have the advantage of using a wide variety of resources for recreation, practice and competition. Our close proximity to Riverside Park gives us an endless "backyard." Calhoun athletes also claim as their home such city resources as Chelsea Piers and Central Park, Van Cortlandt Park, and Icahn Stadium.

Main Building 3rd - 12th Grades 433 West End Avenue New York, NY 10024 212.497.6500

Robert L. Beir Lower School Building 2.8 Years - 2nd Grade 160 West 74th Street New York, NY 10023 212.497.6550

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