- Calhoun School serves 728 students in grades Nursery/Preschool-12 and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
- The student:teacher of Calhoun School is 7:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-12|
|Total Students||728 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 28%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||107 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- New York Grades: K-12 | 1329 students
108 E 89th St
New York, NY 10128
(212)423-5450 1.3 K-12
- New York Grades: PK-12 | 957 students
291 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212)724-6360 0.7 PK-12
- New York Grades: K-12 | 644 students
260 W 78th St
New York, NY 10024
(212)812-8521 0.2 K-12
Calhoun has a strong academic program with attentive teachers. The material covered is similar to many peer schools. The uniqueness of the school is reflected in the style of teaching where students are expected to participate in all classroom discussions and are taught to be self starters. Children may start the program with shyness, confidence, and everything in between. Through the nurturing program beginning in the lower school, students' confidence develops. They learn to voice their ideas and opinions in a respectful setting. There is a great deal of individual attention from teachers and peer support. The students are engaged and active learners. The class sizes small (~11-13 per group) so there are many opportunities for individual attention for all students. Teachers encourage study across disciplines which is reflected in student presentations and group projects that take place throughout the year starting in the later years of lower school and carrying all the way through high school. The open classroom setting allows for collaboration across disciplines. It is similar to our workspaces today where few people have closed-off offices.
- Posted by Parent - scott
This school is a gem amongst a sea of private schools in NYC! Our children are receiving an excellent education in an environment that values individuals and actual learning! We have two children at Calhoun and couldn't be more satisfied with our experience. The middle school is everything we had hoped it would be. The teachers are thoughtful and dedicated. The homework load is both challenging and appropriate. The high school encourages students to steer their own path while simultaneously providing the support they need to navigate their way. The Calhoun community is supportive, lively and warm. We look forward to watching our children mature and blossom at this school that is truly in class by itself.
- Posted by Parent - doris
My son has just started his second year at Calhoun and is in the 3"s program. We couldn't be happier with his experience thus far. He is excited to go to school everyday and has become such an enthusiastic learner. We are equally as excited to be a part of such a supportive, caring and forward thinking community. Calhoun is not just a building where our children go to school, but a community base for the entire family. Calhoun is a progressive, project based school that is committed to continuously reflect upon and better itself. We look forward to many years at this wonderful school!
- Posted by Parent - jill
I am a current middle school parent at Calhoun and am very pleased with the progressive program. I'm impressed by the depth of understanding the students attain by learning in small groups. Teachers expect full participation in classroom discussions. My children's classes average 12-14 students so teachers understand each child's level of comprehension: who need more challenge or more support. At the culmination of an area of study, middle school students complete projects including a written report, presentation, and art project. These occur throughout the year in Humanities, Science, and Spanish/Mandarin with students either working independently or collaborating with classmates. At the middle school level, children receive a moderate amount of homework and are expected to be more thoughtful and thorough with the assignments. As a result, the students develop a deep understanding of the subject matter.
- Posted by Parent - susie