Upper School

Christopher Hayes
Upper School Head/Head of School
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As our students enter the final chapter of their Calverton experience, we emphasize the important process of developing independent self-advocates who are disciplined and confident learners. We are a rigorous college preparatory school with a small and supportive day and boarding community. The mission of our school aligns well with the mission of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and our Philosophy of Honor is at the heart of all that we do. Our graduates are caring and active leaders in their local, national and global communities.

The International Baccalaureate Organization’s description of the Diploma program illustrates the profile of a Calverton student and affirms the quality of education that our students experience:

Promoting open communication based on understanding and respect, the IB encourages students to become active, compassionate, lifelong learners. IB learners strive to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective. These attributes represent a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond intellectual development and academic success. They imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

Over half of the Class of 2020 has chosen to pursue the full IB Diploma, a two year course of study involving six disciplines, a major research project, the Theory of Knowledge capstone course, and the Creativity-Activity-Service component.

Each student's contribution to the Upper School is important and students have many opportunities to lead. At Calverton, athletics, the arts, publications and student government are open to anyone willing to make the commitment. Service to the school is expected while service to a wider community outside of Calverton is strongly encouraged of all Upper School students.


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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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