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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Come out and support Calverton Sophomore, Charlie Blocksidge, and Team Finish the Fight as they begin their journey of philanthropy! Their Winter Festival will be benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

To find out more information and to donate on behalf of Finish the Fight 2019 Click Here

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We are proud to announce, Julian Jackson, Calverton Class of 2022 was awarded the 2018 President's Volunteer Service Award by completing over 100 service hours in 2018.

He earned the Gold Award by regularly volunteering in his community. Julian was a Peer Leader in a Special Needs Sunday School class and assisted at the Charles County Humane Society.

The President's Volunteer Service Award is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and is administered by Points of Light. Through a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, the President's Volunteer Service Award celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world.

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