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Striving For Academic Excellence at Calvert School

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At Calvert School, the youngest students begin their education with a focus on the fundamentals. Children are taught the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic to develop a mastery of these subjects through their course of study in the Lower School.

As early as Fifth Age, children are learning reading and math skills, as well as being introduced to a foreign language. Beginning in the Seventh Age, students learn the formal Calvert Script and how to develop and write compositions. Also at this time, students begin to keep folder papers, a collection of work that is corrected and perfected over the school year so that students learn from their mistakes and master those skills that will prepare them for future academic excellence.

By Tenth Age, students have mastered these fundamentals and are ready to enter the Calvert Middle School with a sense of purpose and pride in their work.

At Calvert School Passionate Teachers are Instilling Curiosity in Students

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(from the Calvert School site)

Although a student’s day at Calvert School is full of purpose and concentration, it is also well balanced with opportunities for curiosity and exuberance. Part of our mission is to engage and ignite the inherent desire of all children to explore and understand the world around them.

Our teachers are passionate about enhancing our students’ education through fine arts, technology, extra-curricular activities, community outreach, and athletics. Most important, they transfer this passion to our children, which will lead them to become productive and responsible members of
their communities.

Calvert School prepares its graduates to embrace the challenges awaiting them with confidence, a love of learning, and a growing sense of themselves and their place in the world. We work to preserve the traditions that have been important to so many of our students through generations, but we also strive to inspire students to cultivate new interests and passions.

Independent School Admission Workshop at Calvert School

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Every parent remembers their child’s first day of school. It’s just one of those life moments where you take that big step, hoping for the best—and in this case, hoping you’ve done your best to prepare your kiddo for everything that awaits them through those doors. School is where our children spend most of their waking hours, and the kind of education they receive varies greatly, depending on where they go. In a city like Baltimore, there are so many decisions to be made about where to send our children, and what kind of educational experience we want for them. Thankfully, the folks at the Calvert School are happy to help make that decision making process a bit less overwhelming. Thursday, May 8th, they’ll be offering a workshop about the admission process for independent schools. As experts in the field, they’ll offer helpful tools and ideas to get parents started on the right foot.

Calvert School Appoints New Headmaster

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Andrew Holmgren, appointed Calvert's seventh head master.
Andrew Holmgren, appointed Calvert’s seventh head master.

Calvert School last week announced the appointment of a new headmaster. Mr. Andrew Holmgren, currently Head of the Middle School at New York City’s Collegiate School, will take the helm as Calvert’s seventh headmaster beginning July 1, 2013.

Holmgren comes to Calvert with an abundance of professional experience in academia. Prior to his current position, he served as dean of Academic Affairs and director of Admission at Fairfield Country Day School in Fairfield, Connecticut. Holmgren also has taught Latin and coached several sports.

Holmgren’s affiliation with independent schools began with his own education. He graduated from the Roxbury Latin School in Boston, Massachusetts before earning a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Arts from Fordham University; he focused on Medieval Studies in both undergraduate and graduate school.

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