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|Motto||Curiosity, Mastery, Purpose|
|Faculty||65 (42 K-4, 23 5-8)|
|Enrollment||533 total (372 K-4, 161 5-8)|
|Campus||Urban, 13 acres (5.3 ha)|
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
Calvert School is a lower and middle co-educational private school with a day school operation in Baltimore, Maryland and an associated homeschooling division that administers a curriculum shipped to families around the United States and the world. Developed in 1906, the home school curriculum grew by being advertised in the National Geographic magazine as a kindergarten program for those wishing to offer a better education to their children.
The Calvert homeschooling program was originally developed by Harvard graduate Virgil Hillyer, one of Calvert's earliest Head Masters. Through advertising in the National Geographic magazine he established a desire for a homeschooling program, and Calvert set up a homeschooling program. This developed quickly and five years later there were almost 300 children using the program.
In 2001, Calvert Education Services (formerly the Home Instruction Department) moved to nearby Baltimore County. In 2007, Calvert partnered with Jemicy School to create Verticy Learning, a comprehensive homeschool curriculum specifically for students with language-based learning differences.
Calvert School has been internationally recognized as the first homeschooling curricula accredited by the Commission on International and Trans-regional Accreditation (CITA). Courses are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education and accredited by the Commission on Elementary Schools, a division of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Calvert’s materials are used in all states and numerous countries.
Calvert also operates a virtual and distance learning program. Calvert partners with virtual schools, such as Columbia Virtual Academy, to provide online instruction that students access at their own pace.
- Hart, Archibald (1947). Calvert and Hillyer. Baltimore, U.S.A.: Waverly Press Inc.
- "The Home Study Option". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
- "Partnership of Calvert and Jemicy School". Verticy Learning. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
- "Calvert Education Services". Commission on Elementary Schools.
- "Columbia Virtual Academy's Calvert Curriculum Option". Columbia Virtual Academy. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
- Calvert School Official Website
- Calvert Homeschool Curriculum
- Calvert Day School
- Verticy Learning
- Calvert Partner Schools