The Calverton School is located on 159 acres of gently rolling and largely wooded land on Route 2/4 in Huntingtown, about four miles north of Prince Frederick, the county seat of Calvert County, about 36 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 32 miles south of Annapolis, Maryland.
The main part of the campus is set on 24 acres fronting on Route 2/4, and consists of four major buildings: the Upper and Middle School, the Lower School, the Leitch Memorial Gymnasium, and the Bowen-Thomas Science and Art Center, pictured below, which officially opened in April 2001.
The Upper and Middle School building consists of the business office suite adjacent to a cluster of classrooms encircling the library and media center, which features a bank of networked computers used for Information Technologies classes as well as individual student research. Downstairs are five more classrooms which surround a large commons that doubles as an assembly area and lunch room.
The 22,000 square foot Cataldi Lower School provides 12 classrooms for grades preschool through five, a world language classroom, an impressive library, and a brick courtyard. Renovations of the original Lower School building, rededicated as Founders Hall, are currently underway. The building houses a science classroom for lower school students along with the main office, offices for Admissions, Alumni, Development, the school nurse, and the Head of School. Founders Hall will serve as a gathering place for parents and visitors as well as the location for the school spirit store and uniform exchange.
The Leitch Gymnasium houses a full-size basketball court, bleachers and locker rooms, and is the venue for many major school-wide activities, assemblies, and events.
The 33,000-square foot Bowen-Thomas Science and Art Center is the crown jewel of the campus.
On the top floor are four very large, state-of-the-art science labs for biology, chemistry, physics, and middle school science classes.
The building also includes music and art suites with practice rooms, work and storage rooms, and kiln and pottery rooms, plus a photography lab and darkroom. There is a greenhouse room, as well as a graphic arts facility and a large faculty room.
The focus of the building is its 200-seat "black box" theater complex—a two-story theater space, along with a generous backstage area that includes a full-length control room located on the mezzanine level, large scenery building spaces, the "tree house" for theater classes' light and sound work, a video production lab, an elevator, and a "green room"/dressing room that meets AFTRA specifications and union regulations, allowing professional theater companies and acting troupes to perform here.
Adjacent to this 24-acre core campus is a 125-acre parcel of athletic fields, woodland, farmland, wetlands and marsh, affectionately referred to as "The Hundred-Acre Wood" per venerable Winnie-the-Pooh. This property includes the Cougar Athletic Complex and Aude Scire (translation: Dare to Know) Environmental Center. The Cougar Athletic Complex is currently home to Veterans Field, an athletic field primarily utilized by varsity athletic teams, and a 5K cross country course. Alumni Field was completed in 2007, along with the six tennis courts in the complex. The Aude Scire Environmental Center is constantly evolving, as befits Nature's cycles, and is used for a host of environmental activities, including nature walks and studies, star-gazing, and camping. Students and volunteers have helped to create 3.5 miles of trails throughout the diverse ecosystem to provide opportunities for curricular studies, play and relaxation.
In addition to this 159-acre main campus, The Calverton School owns five acres of land at Broomes Island on the Patuxent River, several miles south of Prince Frederick. This undeveloped tract includes significant marshland, and provides boardwalk-access to the Patuxent River beaches, where additional environmental and Chesapeake Bay studies are conducted.