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The Calhoun School

160 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023

(212) 497-6575


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The goal of a Calhoun education is that all students fully develop their capacity for learning, oral and written expression, scientific and artistic pursuit, critical thinking, thoughtful analysis, true scholarship and compassion. We prepare them with all the practical skills needed for further developing these qualities beyond their time at Calhoun. We encourage skepticism, we insist on the discipline to present arguments based on careful research, and we expect evaluation of all available evidence. We seek to cultivate (or restore!) the innate curiosity and passion in every child."
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Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school