An Update on the Institute for Leadership & Purpose

Jay Parker
Last spring, Calvert School announced the creation of The Institute for Leadership & Purpose, an all-school initiative to formalize and expand our leadership and character curriculum from Fifth Age to Eighth Grade. The exciting endeavor reflects our commitment to provide each child, with a dedicated goal of providing experiences that allow students of all ages to develop and implement skills that will impact our world in a positive way.
We welcome you to take a moment to visit our expanded web pages for The Institute for Leadership & Purpose. This resource provides a detailed overview of our work over past years, highlights upcoming events, recent successes, evolving partnerships, and curriculum development that lie at the foundation of building a culture of leadership amongst our community.

Please mark your calendars for upcoming opportunities to learn more an be engaged in this exciting next step for our school:
  • BEEtalks on October 9, October 11, November 13, and November 15
  • Fall Food Drive to support the Baltimore Hunger Project, October 8-12
  • Bees for BARCS, October 27
  • Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Author, The Good News About Bad Behavior, November 1
Our goal is clear; a commitment to raise leaders. It is a mission we will embark on together as educators and parents - with the hope that each child grows up to be a whole person with a whole heart.

The Institute for Leadership & Purpose at Calvert School recognizes each community member is capable of leadership. We believe a culture of leadership fosters an environment of self-discovery, compassion, and ethical decision-making that inspires a sense of purpose. By emphasizing the quality of leadership and de-emphasizing the individual leader, we maintain that leadership can be learned through purposeful modeling by all members of a community. The Institute seeks to develop confident, responsible, globally aware, and independent thinkers who are empowered to share their voice.

The vision of the Institute for Leadership & Purpose at Calvert School is to create synergy within existing school programs, build upon a learning community of dedicated students, faculty, and staff, and to establish a mission-driven initiative that reinforces a positive and growth-oriented school culture. The Institute will enhance student programming and professional growth, and increase outreach with parents, alumni, community partners, and national organizations. The ultimate goal of the Institute is to become a pioneer in leadership and purpose programming for elementary and middle school students.
Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.