HISTORY OF CALVERT
THEN AND NOW
Calvert School has stayed true to the educational tenets and philosophy on which it was founded almost 125 years ago, when a young Virgil Hillyer helped establish a tradition of innovation. What began with 15 children has grown to 600 hundred boys and girls in Fifth Age through Eighth Grade. Our commitment to exemplary education has remained steadfast since our humble beginnings above the Croft and Conlyn’s drug store...
BUILDING ON TRADITION
Calvert School has been a beacon of excellence since 1897 with an unrivaled record of achievement. It is a leader in independent Kindergarten through Eighth Grade education, with a proud tradition of academic excellence. In our classrooms, on our playing fields, and in our arts facilities, our students are immersed in an educational environment designed to educate the whole child. Our girls and boys receive a foundation for a lifetime...
OUR STRATEGIC PLAN
Our milestone 125th anniversary, which will be celebrated throughout the 2021–2022 school year, salutes Calvert School’s legacy of educational excellence and our nationally-recognized leadership in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade education. Our challenge: the world is changing. Expectations are higher; competition is more significant. To maintain its high standing among independent schools, Calvert must be bold,...
125 YEARS OF CALVERT
125 YEARS OF CALVERT TIMELINE: 1897 - 2022
THEN & NOW PHOTO GALLERY
A Message From Our Campaign Chairs:
Wendy and Ben Griswold '52
From Ben’s time as a student at Calvert School, Class of 1952, to our role as parents and grandparents of Calvert alumni from the classes of 1979, 1982, 1985, 1990, 2018, and 2021, together we can say confidently that a Calvert education provides a foundation for a lifetime.
Since its founding, Calvert has focused on meeting each child at every stage of their development. Now, almost 125 years since it began, the tenets and philosophy of Virgil Hillyer have proven the test of time: advancing student leadership, focusing on academics, embracing educational innovation, building strong character, and fostering intellectual curiosity. As we officially launch the Calvert 125 campaign, this moment represents a new beginning for our next 125 years.
We are honored to lead this campaign effort together with Calvert 125’s honorary chairs: Jack Luetkemeyer ’53, P ’79, ‘81, ‘84; Nancy & Henry Hopkins ’55, P ’89; and Wendy Bond P ’82, ’89, GP ’15, ’17, ’17, ’19. We are also proud to collaborate with Head Master Andrew Holmgren and the incredible faculty and staff, our tremendous campaign volunteers and donors, and the Board of Trustees.
We are all proud to support the school and help the Board and Head Master Holmgren accomplish their goals for Calvert. To date, this campaign has raised $13.5 million towards our initial goal of $12.5. In response to the financial challenges brought by COVID-19, we have expanded our target to $14.5 million and hope you will join us. Your support will help advance Calvert even further and will undoubtedly be the foundation for the next 125 years ahead.
SHAPE THE FUTURE
We invite you to shape the future of Calvert's next 125 years in the following ways: