They Went to Calvert First

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List of 6 news stories.

  • John Waters '58

    Director, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, Artist
    John Waters went to Calvert School first.

    He drew and painted, learned about famous artists, and performed on stage with his classmates in their annual class play. And he practiced writing. At Calvert, he learned lifelong skills that inspired an illustrious career as a film director, screenwriter, author, actor, artist and collector. His works often drew from the very neighborhoods around Calvert School.

    For John Waters, his first education was the most important.
  • Alastair Cho '15

    Princeton University Squash Player
    Alastair Cho’s journey to become a collegiate athlete at Princeton University began when he was a Middle Schooler at Calvert School. In Sixth Grade, he was handed a squash racquet and given the opportunity to play with the Mighty Bee Squash team, working his way up the ladder to compete in his first national tournament. The discipline he devoted to this pursuit mirrored the dedication he gave to his studies. In high school, he became a nationally-recognized squash player and earned a 2019 National Merit Scholarship. Calvert students are encouraged to follow their interests, discover their passions, and embrace the hard work along the way. While Alastair’s journey is still unfolding, it began at Calvert.
  • Julie Bowen '81

    Actor
    At a very young age, actress Julie Bowen stood on the Calvert School stage reciting lines for her class play. She had studied the script, memorized the lines, and learned how to project to her audience. Calvert students continue to immerse themselves in their annual class play, a ritual that teaches them not only about the stage but also about the value of public speaking and the joy of collaborating on a creative project. Julie Bowen did not know then that she would grow up to become a famous film and television actress, winner of two Emmy Awards. Or maybe she did. For Julie Bowen, it started at Calvert School.
  • Joshua Perry '96

    Fixed Income Associate Portfolio Manager
    From their first days at Calvert School, students learn leadership through modeling. As a K-8 school, our oldest Middle School students buddy with and mentor our youngest boys and girls. This partnership sows the seeds for future leadership, at Calvert and beyond. Joshua Perry, a Fixed Income Associate Portfolio Manager at Brown Advisory, was one such leader. His career path started at Calvert, where he was challenged and inspired in the classroom and tasked with mentoring younger students. Leadership starts at the beginning. Joshua Perry can trace his beginnings to Calvert School.
  • Stacey Ditlevson '05

    Calvert School Lower School Teacher
    Sometimes a journey can trace its way back to the beginning. Stacey Ditlevson has found her way back to Calvert and now shares the foundation of her own education with her Tenth Age students. She is a role model for them, embodying the characteristics that exemplify a Calvert graduate and those to which her students strive- academic success, extracurricular involvement, civic engagement and strong character. In her journey, she excelled as a student-athlete at Notre Dame University and captained her ice hockey team. From there, she traveled to Haiti where she taught Haitian children before returning to Baltimore to teach at the Lillie Mae Carroll Charter School for Girls. At Calvert, she developed the confidence to pursue her passions and to share them with others in meaningful ways. Today, alongside some of the very teachers who imparted these lessons to her, Stacey passes on what she learned at Calvert to a new generation of students.
  • Keith Flaherty '83

    Director of Clinical Research, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center & Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    At Calvert, the process of learning is as important as the product. Drafts, edits, and corrections are all part of the process of creating monthly folder papers. Reading, researching, correcting and hypothesizing encapsulate each grade’s capstone project. As a Calvert student, Keith Flaherty first looked into a microscope and discovered new organisms. He asked questions, researched the answers and presented them to his class. He laid the foundation for his career as a cancer researcher. Today, he is the Director of the Henri and Belinda Thermeer Center for Targeted Therapies at Mass General. Yesterday, he was a Calvert student discovering, for the first time, the power of research.

Featured Alumni

Calvert School alumni hold prominent positions in the Baltimore area and around the globe. The alumni featured below are just a sample of graduates who are putting their talents to work in various industries. They can all trace their first learning experiences to their classrooms on Tuscany Road. Learn more about these distinguished alumni and how Calvert has helped lay the foundation for their success.

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"The first teaching is the most important of all."
     - Virgil Hillyer, Calvert's First Head Master.

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