The Calhoun Lower School

160 W 74th Street,
New York, NY, 10023-0100
Tel: (212)497-6500
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.
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 the innate curiosity and passion in every child.
Our focus on progressive education assures a student’s lively engagement in learning through active experience.
Current 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.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 2

Student Body

Total Students 180 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade The Calhoun Lower School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Robert Louis Stevenson School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Blessed Sacrament School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Parkside School (0.2 miles away)
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  • New York Blessed Sacrament School
    (Roman Catholic)
    147 W 70th St
    New York , NY , 10023
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.2  mi  |  245  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • New York
    Parkside School
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    48 W 74th St
    New York , NY , 10023
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    0.2  mi  |  84  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • New York
    West End Day School
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    255 W 71st St
    New York , NY , 10023
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    0.2  mi  |  37  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • New York
    Robert Louis Stevenson School
    Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    24 W 74th Street
    New York , NY , 10023
    Alternative School (Nonsectarians)
    0.2  mi  |  67  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • New York
    Manhattan Day School
    310 West 75th Street
    New York , NY , 10023
    0.3  mi  |  526  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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