The Francis J. Carey, Jr. ’38 Global Outreach Program supports a comprehensive geography program which embraces the qualities of a Calvert education and best practices in 21st-century learning. Students experience an interactive, student-centered curriculum that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and global citizenship.
Through interdisciplinary academic studies, experiential global education, local and global community service, and international travel, students increase their global awareness, heighten their appreciation of diversity, and learn leadership skills that will expand their ability to work in and contribute to an increasingly interconnected world.
Calvert begins global education in Lower School. From Seventh Age through Fifth Grade, they will experience Expedition Calvert, Calvert's innovative geography curriculum that establishes global connections.
While the program is designed to be educational, it is also meant to be fun and create a feeling of adventure for the children. When they embark upon studying a new country, students are given passports and travel journals to “go through customs.” As they travel the globe, Calvert students get a sense of the experience of real travel. Having experienced Expedition Calvert, our students will be inspired to embark on a life of cross-cultural exploration and inquiry.
A key feature of the Global Outreach Program is our international partnerships, through which students communicate and collaborate across cultures. Calvert partners with schools around the world to prepare our students to become global citizens who have a sense of belonging in a world community.
1. Mexico – Apostólica
2. Brazil - Graded, The American School of São Paulo
3. France – École Paul Aguilé
4. India – Teach for India, New Delhi
5. China – Shanghai American School
Seventh and Eighth Grade students have the opportunity to travel abroad every other year. Calvert School students have traveled to Paris, Barcelona, and Provence. Upcoming trips include Peru and Canada. During their travels, students partner with local schools where they will meet students of their own age. Students will also be able to explore a new city and immerse themselves in the local culture.