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“The first teaching is the most important of all.”


Virgil Hillyer, Calvert’s First Head Master


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. The experience we provide for our students and families, and the success our students achieve, keep our enrollment strong, our high school placement stellar, and our alumni proud and devoted. As we move forward, we celebrate our rich traditions and generational connections while embracing the possibilities of the future.

Throughout our 125-year history, we have remained guided by our mission:


Calvert is dedicated to educating boys and girls through its time-tested method of teaching and its rigorous curriculum. Particular emphasis is given to mastering essential skills, inspiring a lifelong love of learning, and instilling enthusiasm, responsibility, and self-discipline. Calvert seeks to develop students of high academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, and strong moral character within a supportive and diverse community.

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