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Notes for Prospective Students
Calhoun's School goal is to inspire a passion for learning through
a progressive approach to education that values intellectual
pursuit, creativity, diversity and community involvement.
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
the innate curiosity and passion in every child.
Our focus on
progressive education assures a studentâ€™s
lively engagement in learning through active experience.
research in cognitive science confirms that rich sensory input and
a high level of active engagement result in broad, deep learning.
Specific skills are effectively and consistently developed within
the context of this rich learning environment.