Advisory - Each Day 2 provides students with an opportunity to meet in grade level advisories to connect with one another, cultivate a love of reading, and increase social-emotional learning and skill sets. Seventh Grade students consider more deeply the characteristics of healthy relationships and how to advocate for oneself, develop resilience, and handle their worries. All middle school students benefit from grade-appropriate information about human development and substance use.
Mountain Institute - In partnership with Experience Learning and the Spruce Knob Mountain Institute in West Virginia, each September two dozen Seventh Grade students choose to attend a four-day wilderness expedition that builds resilience, teamwork, and leadership skills in participants.
Food Drive - In partnership with the Baltimore Hunger Project, our Seventh Grade collaborates each October with our Seventh Age and Tenth Age on this meaningful outreach project to support the children in Baltimore City and County who face food insecurity.
Envision Baltimore - In partnership with The Middle Grades Partnership and its 18 Baltimore area members schools, the Institute for Leadership & Purpose at Calvert School is spearheading a new school year leadership program for 200 MGP students entitled Envision Baltimore. This program promotes leadership development in public, private, and charter school students, and links MGP and Calvert to Baltimore City leaders who are experts in public service, advocacy, and social entrepreneurship. Approximately 25 Calvert students participate in Envision Baltimore.
Sandy Spring Adventure Course - Each October, our entire Seventh Grade spends a day at the Sandy Springs Adventure Course working collaboratively on team-building and problem-solving activities. This day prepares them for growing into school-wide leaders in their final two years.
Holiday Toy Drive - In partnership with local community organizations Paul’s Place and Hampden Family Center, our Middle School Service Club collaborates each December with our Fifth Age and Eighth Age on this meaningful outreach project to support local families and children in need.
Clothing Drive - In partnership with Paul’s Place, our Seventh Grade collaborates each January with our Tenth Age and Middle School Service Club on this meaningful project to supply clothing, jackets, and backpacks to the homeless and in-need members of our city’s community.
City Project - In the Spring of 2017, we launched a Seventh Grade thematic unit focused on social issues in Baltimore and throughout the world. Each student chooses an issue and non-profit to reseatch, and reaches out to community partners to gain more detail, build relationships, and in some cases build action projects for this cause. Students focus ranges from the environment to advocacy to gun violence to hunger.
Ambassadors - Our Seventh Grade students have the opportunity to serve as school ambassadors at a variety of school events throughout the year. This includes Calvert Kitchen & Multicultural Night, Prospective Parents Night, New Students Welcome, the Honey Festival, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Family Movie Night, Lower School Track and Field Day and of course, Family Bingo Night. Our Seventh Graders are actively involved at each of these events in recruiting new families and making connections with lower school students and parents.
Middle School Clubs - Calvert offers robust clubs program that sponsors popular Seventh Grade offerings such as the school yearbook, Students for Sustainability, the Service Club, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Club, and the Model United Nations Club.
Hives Program - New in 2018-2019, our middle school has created a coeducational, multi-grade activity program to promote community and spirit within all of our students. Each Hive consists of 15-17 students from four grades and is guided by a team of Eighth Grade Hive Leaders and two faculty advisors. Get it “Hives” - We are the Mighty Bees after all!