Upper School

In Calhoun’s Upper School, students are firmly at the center of their education. Our students are engaged learners whose voices are heard and respected. Our curriculum reflects our commitment to integrated, place-based teaching, as well as social justice. And students are supported by a strong advisory system, given ample opportunities to develop as individuals and community leaders.

At Calhoun, students are encouraged to examine questions and issues both inside and outside of the classroom. They take advantage of New York City's diverse resources through regular excursions, go on science expeditions to Black Rock Forest, and through our signature programs such as Junior Workshop and Senior Work, students become increasingly independent and self-directed to take on significant leadership roles. 

Learn more about the Upper School's academic requirements, the student assessment process, the advisory and cluster system, daily dedicated community time, and other division details.

Danny Isquith
Upper School Director

Our Curriculum

The Upper School curriculum is a foundation for growth. The breadth of academic opportunities—from advanced seminars to independent studies—challenges students to dig deeper, think outside the box and unlock their potential.

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Capstone Programs

Our Upper School students complete two capstone projects during their time at Calhoun: an independent research project known as Junior Workshop, and an internship program in the professional environment of their choice called Senior Work.

College Counseling

Our college counseling process represents an opportunity to hone our students’ decision-making skills and empower their choices in order to set them up for success far beyond the four years of university.

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