The Calhoun School is a co-educational, progressive independent school on NYC’s Upper West Side, serving students in preschool and kindergarten through 12th grade.
At Calhoun, teaching and learning begin with the strengths, needs, questions and diverse life experiences of the individual student.
Our teachers know their students well. Small class sizes provide faculty with the time and space to craft a personalized approach to the subject material for each student, drawing on each student’s strengths to nurture her or his growth. By creating a space in which children feel comfortable, we empower students to cultivate their own unique voices, whether they are journaling, designing elective classes, or asking the hard questions to help them better understand the mathematical problems they are trying to solve.
Calhoun Students are Thinkers, Innovators, Leaders
Age 2 - grade 12
Years Established: 1896
Average Class Size: 12-15
Calhoun inspires a passion for learning through a progressive approach to education that values intellectual pursuit, creativity, diversity and community involvement.