Calvert School is committed to sustainability and aims to foster knowledge, respect, and care for the environment and to understand our impact on it.
Students learn about the environment at an early age. Our Lower School students learn about gardens and how they grow, water conservation, alternative energy, and the three R’s–reduce, reuse, and recycle—and help collect recycling.
This regard for our environment continues into Middle School, where teachers empower students to play an active role in the greening of Calvert. In Sixth Grade, students spend three months investigating the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, which is capped by a week-long outdoor education experience at Echo Hill Outdoor School. Students also spend two months learning the science of climate change and alternative energy.
Each April, Calvert celebrates our green efforts with a full week of activities focusing on being an environmentally conscious school community. Our Eighth Graders join our Fifth Agers as they plant bulbs along Canterbury Road. Our Fifth Grade cleans up trash along Stony Run. Meanwhile our Sixth Graders lead fun and interactive campus green tours for their Lower School friends. All students in all grades lend a helping hand in this incredible week.
Calvert School’s beautiful campus has many areas that help impact the environment in a positive way and serve as wonderful teaching tools for our students: