Interscholastic & After School Programs

Calhoun's interscholastic sports program is available to students in 7th-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).

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, Calhoun's interscholastic sports program offers varsity competition in volleyball, basketball, cross country, track, baseball, soccer and softball. Junior varsity teams are offered in volleyball and basketball. For Middle School students, soccer, volleyball, basketball, track, cross country, and baseball teams are offered.

ASP Program

Our 3rd-6th grade After School Program (ASP) 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.

See Calhoun's ASP offerings.

Cougar Athletics Center

Calhoun's Steven J. Nelson Athletics 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, Randall's Island, Van Cortlandt Park, and Icahn Stadium.

See the Randall's Island field map.