In Calhoun’s Upper School, students are firmly at the center of their education. Our students are engaged learners and 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.
Calhoun's Upper School curriculum is a strong 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.