Upper School Text Books

Upper School Text Books can be order through MBS Direct/Calverton, our virtual bookstore. Our store is now open.

Click here to enter the MBS Direct/Calverton Book Store.

For assistance with your order, MBS Direct customer service can be reached at 1-800-325-3252.

MBS Direct is offering free shipping July 9th - 15th.

For IB History, Grade 11, the IB History book Imperial Russia, Revolutions and the Emergence of the Soviet State is out of print at MBS Direct. This textbook can be found and order through Amazon.

In MBS Direct books are grouped by grade, and then by subject. Everything you need should be listed under your current grade. If you are taking a class in a different grade, you may need to go into a different grade to find your course and book.

Some helpful hints are as follows:

  • You may order online 24 hours a day, or by mail.
  • You may pay by major credit card. Personal checks/money orders are also accepted if you order by mail.
  • Used Books – While you may purchase new books, the MBS textbook buyers make every effort to maximize the numbers of used books available, providing you with a 25% savings. (Dan Waldspurger, English, prefers new books so the text is not highlighted.)
  • Textbooks Buyback – An online site is provided for students wishing to sell their books back (http://www.mbsdirect.net/). In addition, two weeks prior to the end of the school year, you will receive an email or letter (if your books have a resale value) listing the price MBS Direct will pay for your textbooks. A prepaid shipping label will be included for your convenience in sending the books back for resale. MBS Direct will send a check directly to you for the value of any books they purchase from you in buyback.
  • Most electives don’t have books or the teacher will provide copies for student use.
  • The study guides are NOT required. It is a marketing tool recommended by MBS Direct, not by The Calverton School.
  • The backspace key can be used to go back to the main menu if you make an error or your order can be corrected before you finalize your bill.

If you have any questions or feedback about your order, please contact MBS Direct customer service at 1-800-325-3252 or Lisa Gruzenski at 410-535-0216, ext. 1103. This is a new process for some – please don’t hesitate to ask questions or let us know if there is a problem. We are here to help.


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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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