This school has faculty who try and act like bullys because of a lack of intelligence and ability to teach, who resort to bullying students. Does not encourage intellectual learning and has no mechanisms to keep students feeling equal to one another while every student gains nothing while spends money.
This school ensures students enrolled will learn the minimum possible and make tons of accommodations to students that are not interested in learning or becoming smarter. Lots of special ed students although this school is not advertised as being a special ed friendly institution. It is natural for students to have learning differences however this school does not recognize intellectually interested students and will let students coast by without achieving greater mental understandings. Teachers teach on average 2-3 levels below their advertised grade year.
This school will attempt to break down pre existing character natural students have to enforce an outdated worldview and handicap already good students at chances of future success. School will negatively treat students with an intellectual or mentally engaged worldview.
This school does not take an effective approach to homework assigning meaningful assignments that students will leave more intelligent, your student will be assigned lots of "busy work" with little responsive or intellectual value causing sleepless nights and no ideas of value being exchanged between teacher and student. Students will not be engaged by the homework assignments thought of by the faculty here,
Teachers disrespect students on daily basis, be prepared to attend a school with next to no understanding of modern economics or math, and have adults with no ability to count the number of hours a day students should spend attending school. If you want your 6th grader to learn at a PreK level, a good choice for the mentally slow or those who do not want to become smarter. This school will accept the least intelligent and see them to quasi-success, if your child is intelligent he/she will be slowed down by the high percentage of special needs or otherwise limited students who sit in classrooms here. Incredibly low standards for faculty who teach on average 2-3 levels below their advertised class year. Send your student to one of the dozens of more real options in the NYC. Advertised gourmet lunch program does not make up for the low intelligence of everyone employed at this place.
As a lower school parent, I would say that the teachers have gone above and beyond for my daughter. The class size is so small that her teachers have been able to really get to know her and work with her to encourage her love of math and the arts. The teachers seem to love working here, and it shows in their work with the kids.
My son started at Calhoun this past year in the 6th grade. He loves it. I am impressed with the academics and the love for learning instilled in each student.
The students are intelligent and very well spoken. They are joyous. Our family was welcomed into the Calhoun community with open arms. It is a great place.
This is my third year as a Calhoun parent and I couldn't be happier. My two kids can't wait to go to school everyday and my oldest literally cries when she is sick and can't attend class. My kids are independent and confident and I think so much of that is due to their personal relationships with their teachers. The faculty at Calhoun is is wonderful at making learning feel like playing (math games, science projects etc). It is truly progressive education at its best.