CALHOUN SCHOOL

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433 W END AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10024
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Phone: 212-497-6500
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 5:1
  • Students/Grade: 51.3
  • Number Students: 667
  • Number Teachers: 122
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Angela Fischer
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (29 ratings)
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    School Reviews (25 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-06
    "We think the school is very academic so far. Our oldest went to a different school and based on both schools, we prefer Calhoun. It is a highly organized school and very very engaging."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-18
    "This school is nothing short of a disaster. I strongly urge anyone considering sending their child to Calhoun to reconsider. My child attend until grade 7. He was completely lacking in basic skills. I was told at the end of a semester that my child missed more than half the homework assignments. Their concept of progressive education is a joke. The school approaches progressive education like a religious zealot. Fast forward a few years and we are still feeling the after effects of no skill development in the early years of learning. Please avoid this school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-11-14
    "My daughter started in the 3's program and is now in 5th grade. By the end of 4th grade, she was well into 7-8th grade books (an avid reader) and working on pre-algebra problems. She did not learn to read in Kindergarten and has never received a single tutoring lesson. I do not check her homework (yes there is homework!) since I prefer teachers see what mistakes she makes and where she needs extra help. I am happy with her progress irrespective of where same grade students at other school are at. Yes, the school isn't perfect (is there any?) and I do believe it is a school for self motivated children. But she is extremely happy and well adjusted. She loves school so much she insists on arriving by 8am every day! Regarding diversity, about 40% of my current pre-schooler's class are non-white/caucasian, a surprise given pre-schools tend to reflect the neighborhood demographics."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-15
    "Some of these reviews are harsh. If there were a legitimate Calhoun website forum for parents to freely (without censorship) post questions/comments, there would less public negativity. And fewer disenfranchised parents. (Isn't that the spirit of "community"?) The "open door policy" doesn't suit working parents. It suits the school. No door is open at 9:00PM, when I have the opportunity to address school issues."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-19
    "Calhoun stands apart only via Calhoun logic. Diverse compared to Dalton? Brearly? Not REMOTELY compared to any NY public school. Markers like happiness are subjective, not alternatives to things like consistent, effective teaching. Superior character? Surely not among the Admin. It s an arrogant claim. College acceptance the same or higher, says who? Controlling for what? How many traditional private-school kids receive as much dirty secret tutoring as those at Calhoun? Such comments do indeed say something about parent beliefs! Remaining among many frustrated families at a smug, unresponsive school unwilling to engage (AKA listen to ) parents, and being too lazy/frightened to re-locate your kid says a lot too. We support progressive ed. Yes, six hours of homework/crazy test pressure isn t good. But neither is Calhoun. Crowing high ideals can t disguise muddled teaching championed by a useless PA and tone-deaf admin. Far better compromises exist. The child we transferred remains as happy as before, but challenged. Transferring him out was harder for him and us. For now. But school isn t day camp, and it ll be easier for the rest of his life. Very disappointed."
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