Calhoun inspires a passion for learning through a progressive approach to education that values intellectual pursuit, creativity, diversity and community involvement. The Calhoun School is a co-educational, progressive independent school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side serving students from preschool through 12th grade.
At Calhoun, our teachers and students reflect the rich diversity of New York City. They collaborate as thoughtful citizens and engage in the real work of the school and the world beyond it.
We believe learning is rooted in meaningful relationships. Whether it is the advisory system, the classroom or community time, teachers and students create an environment of shared responsibility in which critical thinking skills are sharpened. In all aspects of the community, we emphasize the value of having many identities co-creating the conversations that form the powerful network of learning that happens at Calhoun.