As students conclude their education at The Calverton School, the goal of the Upper School is to help them develop into strong, independent, self-confident individuals with a firm foundation in the liberal arts.
Upper School students are expected to develop the self-discipline to determine their academic needs and ends and to assume the primary responsibility for their own education. The development of cognitive and research skills necessary to succeed as a student is an integral part of a Calverton Upper School education.
As a college preparatory school, Calverton is committed to providing each student a firm background in the basic content areas. At the same time, the Upper School recognizes the importance of athletics and extracurricular programs in establishing a sense of responsibility and commitment to the community.
Each student's contribution to the Upper School is important and students have many opportunities to become involved and to develop their leadership potentials. At Calverton, athletics, the arts, publications and student government are open to any student with the interest and willingness to make the commitment.
A valued goal of the Upper School is to have students learn that they can and should return to the community something for what they have received. A pattern of service to the School is developed early and maintained in the Upper School, while service to a wider community outside of Calverton is strongly encouraged of all Upper School students.