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Huntingtown, MD
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300 Calverton School Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639

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(410) 535-0216
(410) 535-6934
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January 24, 2015
I am like you, I want to provide my child with the best possible education so he or she can thrive and be all he or she can be in life. The elementary years were wonderful.....a dream come true really. The middle school years were a train wreck to say the least. The school lost all of their heads in the 2011 school year ( going from memory) and since then there has been a lot of discontent with the teachers, back stabbing, parents revolting by creating a website to complain, and a lot of unnecessary drama. In addition, if your child has any learning issues they do not have anything in place to aid them. They talk a good game. Some of the teachers are quite mean and unkind as well. Sadly there are not a whole lot of choices in Southern Maryland for a good private education and if your child is not super confident, strong willed, and smart, this is school is probably not a good fit. Lastly, one of Calverton's core values is integrity and they do not practice what they preach. Is this were you want your precious child. You decide.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
I WAS a student at Calverton and I must it is one of the most fruitless schools in the area. These people pay 18k a year for however many years and end up going to a trash school like Ursinus or Liberty. The sports are trash, no funding except for lacrosse. Extreme lack of diversity which they brag about and say is great. Calverton has bad facilities, bad teachers, bad administration and bad student counseling. For such a small school Calverton is filled with cliques which are usually racially divided. Calverton often brags about a good alumni when majority of the time its usually one person who goes to a top school every year. Calverton has very bad overpriced transportation where the students are on dirty buses that break at least 4 times a year and the Pg county one year was infested with rodents. If youre thinking about taking your child to this school don't even think about. In the 13-14 school year on the 2nd day of school the 8th graders were on a dangerous bus crash that injured teachers and children as well. Calverton is not the school for your child, and if your child is a minority, I wouldn't even think about it.

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2014
new administration is unable to put children's needs first. they concentrate only on what will build their resumes until the move on to another school.

- submitted by a community member
January 20, 2014
This school is amazing! We moved from the county public schools and it's the best decision we made. The teachers have done an incredible job with helping our children meet their standards. They take the time to get to know your children and help you address any concerns. It's such a safe environment due to the strict bully policy here, which we love! Our children talk about the science experiments and different languages they learn. Having my children sing Spanish songs and know what it means is incredible. The Singapore math is very challenging but I feel it's the best way to prepare our children for being college ready. I am also impressed by the critical thinking papers and also an emphasis on cursive writing. I think the biggest thing we love most of all is THE SMALL CLASS SIZES!!!! We feel that our children are able to receive one on one and small group attention that is critical in these primary years. Our children are so happy here. They can't wait for the weekend to be over so they can go back to school...isn't that amazing!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2014
This a great school with great faculty. The administration is new but have added the IB Progamme and IPad 1:1 program in the last year. They are requiring more communication of their teachers to parents and are being creative in their fundraising to lessen the burden on families. Tell me other private schools that have had no tuition increases in the last year. None. Great school. Great Team.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
We, too, have been at the Calverton School for several years and I am *VERY* pleased with the level of education our child has received. Could I have awarded 5-stars to the school just two years ago? No. The Lower School Head and Head of School have made strides and I look forward to what the future holds under their leadership. When your child is disappointed there's no school on Saturday [seriously] and literally skips to class in the morning, you know you've found someplace special. An iPad for every student, genuine care and concern from faculty, staff and parents, unique student field trips to places like a tour of Air Force Two on Andrews Air Force Base--it is the intangibles and the areas that test scores alone can't measure that make this school truly great. Is it an investment? Yes. But it's much more than our monetary investment--the teachers themselves are pouring their very selves into each child and when I see the Lower School kids hug teachers they had 3 or 4 years ago, you know that investment has been nurtured and, indeed, treasured.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
My child has been at the school for several years now and I am having mixed reviews. They have brought in a new Head of School and he seems to be off to a good start. However there seems to be underlying problems that have continued to go unaddressed. Hoping they review and find a solution to the problems. When you focus too much on money and not enough on academics, you will fail as an educational institution.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
This is an excellent school with the best faculty possible. The new principal has brought back energy and drive into the school. There are several facility improvements about to begin as well (new additional gym, new turf field, etc.). I went there and all 3 of my kids currently attend.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2012
This is school is incredible. We receive timely communication, they love our children, and they are excelling in all areas. The leadership team is great at listening and acting quickly on anything that needs to be done. I cannot say enough and how happy we are.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2012
This school has great new leadership that is bringing the school back to its core values of community, respect and responsibility. I have not been more excited in my 10 years as a parent at the school. Bravo to the board on selecting such a personable, forward thinking new head of school.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2012
This school has poor leadership and do not care about children as much as they care about finances. Our children attended this school for a very short time and the Principal of the Lower School was a failure in dealing with a simple bullying situation. The teachers were overwhelmed with the students too. The classroom size is 22-24 not 14 students as advertized. Save your time and hard earned money by going to a school with quality teachers and administration

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2012
We've been at The Calverton School since 2006. The vision for the school is strong with a well developed plan for students to succeed in a competitive world. Although there is a transition of headmasters, the transition has been smooth with the new and current working together over the past 6 months. We are looking forward to our child graduating from this school. Within a week of joining classes at Calverton, our child found students friendly, never clicky and teachers always reaching out to help with succeed on all levels. Great atmosphere, great place to learn.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2011
What a great day in the Lower School-Pumpkin Math and a Kenyan Feast. Combining fun w/ academics makes the Lower School at Calverton worth every penny! Too many schools emphasize homework, more homework and, a little more homework. Young minds can only process so much. Kudos for to the LS teachers @ TCS for getting this! Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2011
While my children have been going here for some time, the board seems to be putting new leadership into place for the next year to address the concerns of the community. I love the school and they love my children. They receive a good education and for that I am thankful. I beleive this school has yet to see its best years that are soon to come.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2011
If you are a low performing lacrosse player, or have learning disabilities and cannot pay full tuition, this is the place for you. The Head is widely disparaged, rude and generally will not take comments or suggestions -Anonymous Parent As a Calverton graduate, I take great comfort in the fact that the current Head and administration ignore comments and suggestions from someone that would take the time to anonymously ridicule athletes, the underprivileged, and persons dealing with learning disabilities.

- submitted by a community member
January 09, 2011
I'm currently in ninth grade, and I've been a student at Calverton since second grade. Ever since my first day there I've been learning more and more things about what everyone here wants to give me. Each teacher sees me as a person, and not just a student ID number. They know my name, my parents name, my favorite color, my dog's name--everything. They know me, including my work habits and favorite classes. They know how to relate to me personally, and they always, always, always have time to spend with me, to help me when I need it. Calverton has a great atmosphere. Everyone is friendly, dedicated, and willing to help one another whether that be through academics (like helping a friend with some homework) or social interactions (like inviting the new kid to sit with you at lunch). Everyone jumps at the chance to prove themself, and be the best they can. We all trust and relate to each other like a legitimate family. We don't even have locks on our lockers! Bottom line, Calverton is a great school, with great, dedicated kids, and amazing, skilled teachers. I'm very lucky to have a chance to grow up and learn here, and what I have learned will be with me forever, I know it.

- submitted by a community member
February 02, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2009
I am a proud parent of 2 current students at The Calverton School. My daughter is in the 6th grade, and has attended Calverton since Pre-K. My son is in the 9th grade, and has attended Calverton since Kindergarten. I am very pleased with their academic, social and athletic development. Over the years, Calverton has been a nurturing and safe environment for both of my children. It is a small and community-based school. Generally, the student body is close, as many of the students attend Calverton for the majority of their elementary, middle and high school 'careers'. In addition, many of the parents of current students are also close, as we see one another reguarly and support our children at various school events. On a case-by-case basis, Calverton also affords certain 'athletically gifted' students, who are in 8th grade, the unique opportunity to participate in varsity sports. I highly recommend Calverton.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Wonderful school!! The administration is fantastic..... very caring teachers who are professional at all times..... great role models for the children and excellent with the children. This schools teaches much more than academics! Highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2008
I am a current student at the calverton school and i am really enjoying it. I play soccer lacrosse and basketbal in hopes o playing lacrosse in collge. At calverton i thinkthat you get the attention that is pivotol in being a great student. If you have a problem te teacher always try and help.

- submitted by a student
May 29, 2008
My child really like the middle school-- the teachers, the classmates, the division head was exceptional!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2007
I agree with the parent review from 2003. There continue to be many problems due to poor leadership. The new administration seems more concerned with new buildings and sports fields, yet the school still lacks math specialists, learning specialists, technology instructors, and foreign language for all grades.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2006
My child attended Calverton from 4th through 10th grade. The curriculum and quality of instruction in the lower and middle schools were generally very good. The upper (high) school did not seem to be rigorous enough to prepare a student for college. The school day was unstructured. The sports programs were well-developed. The music and theatre programs needed more leadership. Overall, the school ran smoothly as long as there were no problems.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2006
I attended Calverton for most of my school career, and was thoroughly unprepared for the real world. The academics were less than rigorous on the high school level. Once I left Calverton, I found that high school could not only be challenging, but fun as well. School at Calverton was not good for self-esteem.

- submitted by a former student
August 01, 2005
My son attended The Calverton School from K-12, graduating 2004. He applied to 3 colleges and was accepted at all 3 and offered scholarship money from each one. But aside from that his 13 years at Calverton helped him to grow into a solid, caring, well educated man. He is in College now and doing great well prepared for all he is facing. He received nothing but nurturing support from his teachers and the administration at Calverton. The school made the kids work hard and demanded the best of them. Bottom line, I would do it again in a minute and so would my son.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2005
Our daughter has been at The Calverton School for three years, and we are very pleased. She has developed into an excellent student with strong social skills. Her teachers and administrators have all been talented, highly motivated, and well prepared. The challenging curriculum has allowed her to learn about a broad range of subjects, and the community has provided her a safe place to develop and grow, We have had numerous opportunities to participate in her academic development including, in-house programs, classroom visits, e-mail messages and phone calls with teachers, reviewing homework assignments, and periodic reports from administrators. Our family has found Calverton to be a very special place, and we hope that yours will also.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2005
I have 4 kids currently enrolled, 1st - 9, all since K or PK. The leadership is excellent. The new Head is bringing in fresh ideas and is working hard to implement new programs. The division heads are outstanding. K is all day and the kids are reading by Spring! No class has more than 18 children and in middle school the kids are broken into groups of around 14 for class. The individual attention is great. I hear weekly from their teachers and advisors and can walk in any day and discuss performance issues. All kids can play sports if they like and the program is growing every year. The best thing about Calverton is the atmosphere of general happiness and respect. Kids and teachers like being there. Children of all ages hold the door and shake your hand. Final Grade: A+

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2003
My children have attended Calverton for several years. There are many problems that result from poor leadership that affect the school on all levels. The teachers do their best and are caring and knowledgable. The school's offerings are limited by lack of funding.

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The Calverton School
300 Calverton School Road, Huntingtown, MD  20639
(410) 535-0216
Last modified The Calverton School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
The Calverton School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top