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K-8
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Baltimore, MD
Students enrolled: 606
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105 Tuscany Road
Baltimore, MD 21210

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(410) 243-6054
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March 05, 2014
Where do I even start. Calvert has formed who I am. I am graduating this year and have been at CS since kindergarten. You can tell if it is a Calvert kid from a mile away. Every morning the student walks in and gives the principal a firm handshake and look in the eye, yes, from pre-k all the way to 8th grade. Not even including the rigorous academics, that will help one in the real world. Public speaking, and so much more subjects besides the normal. The facilities are quite fantastic for a K-8, and every student has the ability to play on the sports field, in gym, recess, and interscholastically starting in 6th grade. Calvert teaches co-ed and single sex, which is one of a kind. Now that I have one step out the door, I am truly honored to have gone here, and I will be able to pick where I want to go to high school. The high school placement process has an over 90% acceptance rate for first choice schools. Going through this process, admissions at other Baltimore private schools would say, "Oh, you're from Calvert." This school is amazing, and I don't know who I would have formed to be if I didn't go to this school and had the amazing classmates that I did.

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2013
I am a Calvert School graduate from the lower school. I understand not all of you will agree with my opinion, but Calvert put me through some really rough times. While providing the structure I needed growing up, I found the school very lacking in artistic and creative encouragement. I made some long lasting friends and many good memories there, but all in all, it was a harsh, rigid, extremely structured environment. I would recommend this school to anyone for the first few years, but I needed to get out. It may have changed since I attended, but this is my experience.

- submitted by a community member
October 02, 2013
My husband and I live, literally, paycheck to paycheck to send our daughter to Calvert. Our investment is worth every penny! Yes, the curriculum is challenging. Yes, we love the teaching staff and administrators. Yes, Calvert strikes the right balance between robust academics and opportunities for the students to "get out the giggles and wiggles" via recess or PE. But from our perspective, the intangible benefits of a Calvert School education is the distinguishable feature that separates Calvert from other private schools and why we will continue to sacrifice in lieu of the public school alternative. Our daughter is independent, confident, articulate, intelligent, and well-rounded. She is respectful, compassionate, and responsible. All of the faculty and administrators know my daughter by name; but more importantly she knows each of them, including the indispensable groundskeeping, housekeeping, and cafeteria staffs. Calvert is a cohesive family where everyone is valued and appreciated. While we instill these same values and principles in our child, Calvert teaches and reinforces these values in every aspect to develop a leader and solid citizen in our community.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
We have only experienced the Lower School and so are not in a position to review the Middle School. Calvert has a traditional and structured style. The students learn in a mostly same sex environment, with coed specialty groups. Uniform is comfortable (Khakis & shirts for boys, plaid jumper for girls). The environment is respectful for all. Academic standards and personal attention are balanced. Courses require focus; students have assignments and receive. There is a premium on fundamental abilities: reading, writing, speech, math, problem solving, etc. with exposure to computers and art. Calvert is a haven of childhood holiday celebrations, patriotism, and plays /assemblies. Environment is insulated and safe. The academic preparation is outstanding. You can expect an honest assessment. Calvert is welcoming and actively seeks diversity. Graduates receive an excellent education and will be extremely well prepared and typically successful at the next level. Admission testing is a reliable predictor. Socially, my daughter has made wonderful friends, with whom she plays sports, has sleepovers, etc. The kids are terrific and the families are strong in the community.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2013
Calvert School brings out the very best in its students. Our son and daughter can't wait to go to school each day, and the range of subjects they are learning is, in a word, phenomenal. We are witnessing firsthand how Calvert plays a role in shaping boys and girls into impressive young individuals.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
I am a proud Calvert alumna. My Calvert education provided me with a solid foundation and a love of learning I that would not have received at any other school. The history, tradition, and approach to teaching truly make Calvert a world-class education! I am so grateful to my parents for sending me to Calvert!

- submitted by a community member
September 27, 2013
Calvert has a special way of challenging children while making it fun and interesting. My children never want to miss a single day!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
We absolutely LOVE Calvert School! We have two boys who attend the school and they have grown by leaps and bounds in the time they've attended Calvert. The faculty and staff are engaged, enthusiastic and incredible communicators. They are also compassionate, caring and supportive. We truly feel like we are part of the "Calvert Family"! We also feel incredibly fortunate that our children are able to attend such a magnificent school. The Seward Family

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
Our two daughters love to learn at Calvert School. Calvert focuses on the fundamentals -- excellent writing skills through weekly compositions, reading and mathematics with developmental-based small groups, and a teaching staff that is supportive and caring while expecting the most our of their students. Calvert also focuses on all the great extras, like foreign language, art, history, science, physical education, mythology, music and art history. My daughters can use the new piano lab before school starts three days a week for practice time, and they learn about astrology by using the Calvert planetarium. Here's just one reason to love Calvert: One member of the administration -- including Lower School Head Dr. Ed Trusty and Headmaster Andrew Holmgren -- sit down with each student every month and comment on their folder papers. They are truly engaged with the students' academic lives!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
We have had four children thrive as students and grow as individuals at Calvert School. No two kids are alike and we are grateful that Calvert has been able to academically challenge and accommodate the interests of our children.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
Calvert School has been a gift to me as a former student, a past parent and a current teacher. I am most appreciative of the people- all of the students,the families, the teachers, the staff and the administration. The connections made at Calvert are so meaningful and will last a lifetime. Students at Calvert learn so many important lessons at such early ages: respect, kindness, lifelong study skills, the importance of hard work, and the rewards of taking risks. It is such a special place! I will be eternally grateful for Calvert School!

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2013
To be honest, there are so many wonderful schools in Baltimore, but what makes Calvert unique is the focus on fundamentals and the mix of single gender and coeducational learning. Students are challenged, but also nurtured and encouraged along. My son is thriving at Calvert School, and I thoroughly enjoy working at such a wonderful place as well!

- submitted by a teacher
August 29, 2013
We love Calvert! Both of my children love their teachers and going to school each day. The Pre-K through 8th Grade model allows the School to focus all of their energies on the younger children rather than getting overlooked by the high schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
Calvert School is an incredible place. It offers a unique co-ed environment with small class sizes, talented teachers, and supportive administrators. Calvert provides each student with a strong foundation while also challenging them to grow academically and personally. The athletic and fine art opportunities are extensive and each child is able to find their niche. Graduates extol the virtues of their education and seek out opportunities to give back to their school. The facilities are unmatched by any local K-8 school and fit the needs of the students and faculty well. Calvert provides an unmatched education while meeting the individual needs of each student and family.

- submitted by a teacher
August 29, 2013
Calvert School is absolutely the best lower and middle school in Baltimore! The teachers are amazing.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
Calvert School is an incredible place, unlike any other educational institution I have attended or worked for. Children who attend Calvert need to be able to keep up with the rigorous curriculum, but the caring, attentive and highly experienced teachers are able to work with a range of interests and abilities nontheless. Students will master essential academic skills while also obtaining experience in public speaking, foreign languages, the arts, and character education. After ten years since opening, the Middle School has found its groove and is a robust, student-centered learning environment that will prepare students for the demands of high schools and higher education and later for a competitive job market. It's not about how often a PTA meets or if there is 'old money' or perceived snobbery... what matters is what happens in between the walls each day between the students and the teachers, and that, I can assure you, is pure magic.

- submitted by a teacher
August 26, 2013
My school is terrific! My daughter wakes up every day eager to shake hands and get to Calvert!

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
I am thankful to have a school like Calvert because of the amazing colleagues that I have come to know. The students are curious and ambitious in everything that they do. They take pride in their work whether it is a small task or their culminating 8th Grade Castalia project. The parents and alumni are an amazing group to work with as well. They truly believe in Calvert and have dedication to their school. Deep in traditions, it is an amazing experience to see current parents (who are also alumni) speak an experience that they and their child both had while at Calvert. It is a special place for sure!

- submitted by a teacher
August 17, 2013
Calvert School is a wonderful school that balances a rigorous education with a nurturing atmosphere. Our children are held to the highest standards but encouraged to be themselves and to emphasize hard work above all else. I am grateful to the school for instilling a strong work ethic and attention to detail in me as a child and now my children. I feel blessed to have attended the school as a child and to be able to send my children there now. I remain grateful to the school for its commitment to excellence and individualized attention to each student.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
Calvert School is a wonderful school. Calvert embraces the students; imparting knowledge, as well as developing the students unique individual skills. Calvert prepares students for the academic challenges of the world, while also fostering a sense of loyalty, responsibility, respect and civility.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
I agree with the comment "There is a heavy patina of Old Baltimore money..". We had multiple children attend this school from Pre-K through middle school. GRADUALLY, the teacher quality slips from Pre-K through Middle. My child who is no superstar, did extremely well, and did not find it super competitive. The Math dept is pitiful, barring ONE teacher. The school clamors about diversity, but thwarts any deviations from WASPiness, a culture driven down from the Board of Trustees who are the "Old money". A middle school principal who was assertive enough to try to change the school culture was helped out of the school. If your child has special needs, don't even consider going there. There are no tools for evaluating special needs, let alone provide any accommodations. If you have plenty of money and don't care whether your kids are nice or nasty, then this is the place for you. Not a great experience overall.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2012
I went to Calvert from Pilot (Pre-K) to fifth grade, and I loved the lower school. I went to school every day ready to learn and totally engaged in what I was doing. Although some of the older, by-the-book teachers seem strict, I feel I learned so much from my days at Calvert lower school. However, the middle school seemed lacking. My first and only year in the middle school was miserable. I was bullied by classmates for not fitting the stereotypical Calvert mold (think preppy, rich, and a bit exclusive). I was assigned to a homeroom with a teacher that I would certainly say bullied students. I find that there is a line between being a strict teacher and being a teacher that has a tendency towards cruelty, and she straddled if not completely crossed that line. Other than that, the faculty was very good and quite knowledgeable. I just wish there were more art options and less of a focus on sports in middle school. It is hard to fit in to the middle school if you are not athletic, as almost everyone there plays sports all three seasons. Overall, however, my experience at the lower school provided me with a one-of-a-kind elite education.

- submitted by a community member
December 22, 2010
You cannot do better for your child. The curriculum is structured and rigorous, but also embraces individual exploration and creativity. I like the focus on written and oral communication -- skills sorely lacking among many young people today. I must respectfully disagree with one parent's characterization of the school community as "snobby." I have not found it to be so, and I do not come from a privileged background. There are many hard-working families who, like mine, make considerable sacrifices in order to send our kids to the school. In addition, I have found all of the families, regardless of income and social status, warm and engaging. I recommend the school without reservation.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2009
For able, motivated kids, this is a great place. Highly committed teachers, a very tight curriculum, wonderful emphasis on some of the lost arts like grammar and geography. Calvert is serious about its commitment to diversity and has put its money where its mouth is. I've had two very different children here and both have been well served.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2009
There is a heavy patina of Old Baltimore money at this school, the culture is a competitive one, the atmosphere is formal, and students are trained more than nurtured. Assuming that your child is a little Spartan, though, he or she will be more than prepared by the Calvert experience to go on to any high school or college, and will have pretty good manners, too.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2008
Perhaps the most challenging middle school in Baltimore -- Hyper-competitive in academics and to a lesser degree sports. The facilities and faculty are top-notch ... the only thing that could make it better would be to get rid of the snobby, clickish parents and their kids. Probably not a good place to 'transfer' from another school because it is so tight knit.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2007
As a former student, I found that because the middle school at Calvert is so new (the first full year was 2003), they are in general not as organized or coordinated as other private schools in the area. This is also due to the small number of teachers and students. One benefit to this is the very small class sizes. I would often have classes with less than ten students in them. However, the arts programs are completely phoned in, and much more emphasis is placed on athletics, although not as much as a school like Gilman or Boys Latin. I had few teachers I liked and many I disliked. There is very little diversity in the student body. They've gone through three middle school heads in the past four years. I wasn't miserable there but there are better schools in the area.

- submitted by a student
November 30, 2006
Excellent Curriculum if child can be placed in the right grade. PTA that never has official meeting, just parties and wine tasting. Grades by age, which may make children transferring in from other schools to be held back. Withdrew my child from day school and looking into day school curriculum to supplement his current institution.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2006
Calvert Home School instruction is a thorough, enriching program!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2005
I was home schooled for the better part of my life. My family was one of the first in NJ to home school without a paid tutor (my mother served as our instructor). The proof, as they say, is in the pudding and I ended up graduating second in my high school class, and received a full-tuition academic scholarchip to a liberal arts college in NJ. I credit much of my success to my mother's dedication to instructing me so diligently over the years and to the excellent academic program available for home schoolers through Calvert. Clearly, this program helped me to excel far above my peers at an early age. Thankfully, the quality of the Calvert program has not changed over the years and I am supplementing my own childrens' education with materials from Calvert. I highly recommend this institution to anyone considering it for their home schooling needs.

- submitted by a former student
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Calvert School
105 Tuscany Road, Baltimore, MD  21210
(410) 243-6054
Last modified Calvert School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Calvert School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top