"People who uniquely extend and add such richness to our language, we call artists. But everyone, to be truly human must be able to respond to the subtle messages only the arts convey. Art education, then, is basic because it extends our language. Music, theater, and the visual arts are languages that reach all people at their deepest and most essential human level. Thus, aesthetic literacy is as basic as linguistic literacy." - Ernest L. Boyer

At Calverton all students, preschool through fifth grade, participate in the arts. In sixth through twelfth grade, numerous arts electives are offered, from basic to advanced levels. Study in the fine arts challenges students to develop perceptual awareness, historical perspective, and creative and performance skills as well as aesthetic sensitivity. Such a program complements the school philosophy by furthering intellectual curiosity, self-evaluation, and self-discipline.

The Fine Arts program at The Calverton School incorporates the disciplines of history, production, criticism, and aesthetics. In keeping with contemporary theories of education, Calverton includes the fine arts within the academic program goals for all grade levels. Study in the fine arts not only develops creative expression, but also allows for creative understanding.


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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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