Mission & Philosophy of Honor


Fostering a culture of respect, high expectations, and shared experiences, The Calverton School instills in students intellectual curiosity, personal responsibility, and a strong work ethic to prepare them for higher education and responsible citizenship in a democratic and global community.


The Calverton School is a community of respect, tolerance, and learning. In this community honor is of paramount importance, for only with honor do we prosper. All members of The Calverton School live and learn in an environment of trust. With this trust comes relief and freedom: there are no locks on lockers; there are neither hall monitors nor school bells signaling the beginnings and ends of classes. Here, each member assumes responsibility and, with this responsibility, we all enjoy shared independence. Tension will always be present in any environment that fosters independence; yet through healthy, constructive tension, we only improve and prosper.

At The Calverton School there is no external edict that delineates for us right or wrong; instead, our expectation is that each member of our community assumes a personal obligation to act honorably. Here, honor is synonymous with the Golden Rule: it is acting selflessly, respecting guests, faculty, staff, students, and oneself. To act honorably is to uphold integrity, trust, and civility. Honor is valuing each other. Never condoned are lying, cheating, stealing, discrimination, or violence, because when one commits acts that hurt or otherwise dishonor someone else, the entire community suffers. Understandably, in order to protect itself and its honor, the Calverton community will take action should this philosophy be violated.

Everyone will make mistakes—but honor, growth, and learning are the taking of responsibility for these mistakes, making any necessary corrections, and continuing forward.

Be it known that we will uphold this understanding of honor, responsibility, and respect on behalf of all who enter The Calverton School.


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Please join us for The Calverton School's Open House and Scholarship Day on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 9am! This is an exciting opportunity for prospective parents and students in grades PK3 - 11 to get a glimpse into all that The Calverton School has to offer: challenging academics, diverse arts program, unique leadership opportunities, wide spectrum of athletics, activities for every interest.

For prospective NEW students entering grades 6 - 10 and not currently enrolled at Calverton, we invite you to register for our Scholarship Day exam. Scholarships will be awarded to students who combine outstanding performance on a competitive exam with excellent communications skills, academic achievement, and extra-curricular involvement. Exam makeup date will be Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6pm.

Scholarship offerings include a full tuition scholarship for an Upper School student and a 50% scholarship for Middle School. To learn more about Scholarship Day, please click here.

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