Calhoun School

  • Calhoun School serves 728 students in grades Prekindergarten-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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students728 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Calhoun School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers107 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 1240 students
    0.8 miles
    5 W 93rd St
    New York, NY 10025
    (212) 749-6200
    0.8 PK-12
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 1317 students
    1.3 miles
    108 E 89th St
    New York, NY 10128
    (212) 423-5200
    1.3 K-12
  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 957 students
    0.7 miles
    291 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 724-6360
    0.7 PK-12
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 655 students
    0.2 miles
    260 W 78th St
    New York, NY 10024
    (212) 812-8521
    0.2 K-12
  • New York
    Grades: NS-12 | 788 students
    1.8 miles
    312 East 95th Street
    New York, NY 10128
    (212) 426-3360
    1.8 NS-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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