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Our rich curriculum is a mix of core, elective, honors, and advanced placement classes that teach each student to think independently, logically, and creatively.

Our students benefit from our small class size, approximately 17 students per class. These classes are taught by caring, knowledgeable, professional individuals who help their students develop the skills needed to succeed in our increasingly interdependent, technology-based world, while developing the virtues needed to become Men of Intellect, Men of Faith, and Men of Integrity.
Select a department from the list above to find course offerings and a list of the faculty who teach in each department.

Our team teaching approach is integrated into a number of our lecture-seminar format courses, similar to the university lecture system. Our master teachers have more opportunities to lecture, and our students are able to experience large and small group instructional settings.
Typically, students meet in a lecture setting once per cycle, with the remaining class meetings held in a seminar with their individual instructors. This allows students to experience a variety of faculty and guest lecturers and develop vital note-taking skills. The seminars, coordinated to build on lecture presentations, are interactive and student-centered, and all lecture halls feature integrated multimedia presentation capabilities.
As a college preparatory school, we have a uniquely designed, rigorous program that fosters in each student an active pursuit of academic excellence and intellectual development. Our aim is to provide an intellectually-stimulating and formational program that prepares students for higher education and for a life that is truly satisfying.
Questions about our academic programs should be directed to Jeff Blake, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs by calling 410-825-4266.

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  • Accreditation

    Calvert Hall is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools. We are also affiliated with the Christian Brothers Conference and the Archdiocese of Baltimore and have been twice named an “Exemplary School” by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Grading Scale

    Numerical RangeLetter GradeGrade Point Average
    69 and belowF0.0-0.99
  • Graduation Requirements

    English: 4 Units
    Social Studies*: 4 Units
    Laboratory Science: 3 Units
    Mathematics: 3 Units
    Foreign Language: 2 Units
    Religion: 4 Units
    Computer Apps.: 1/2 Unit
    Physical Ed./Health: 1 Unit
    Fine Arts: 1/2 Unit
    Electives: 4 Units

    * Students who take Fine Arts in ninth grade need only 3 Units in Social Studies.
  • The AP Classes We Offer Are...

    We are one of Baltimore’s leading providers of AP classes, with AP classes in the following 23 subject areas:

    • American Government
    • Biology
    • Calculus (AB and BC)
    • Chemistry
    • Comparative Government
    • Computer Science (A)
    • English Literature
    • Environmental Science
    • European History
    • French Language
    • Human Geography 
    • Micro/Macro Economics
    • Music Theory
    • Psychology
    • Physics
    • Spanish Language
    • Spanish Literature
    • Studio Art
    • US History
    • World History
    • German Language
The educational benefits of team teaching are a core principle of The Hall’s academic program, providing students with a collaboratively created and evaluated curriculum, uniform course pacing, and a consistent approach to assessment. Course and department teams meet weekly to evaluate student progress and make instructional decisions.
The team philosophy extends beyond direct classroom instruction, to our faculty and guidance counselors, who work together to create individualized plans for students’ academic support and enrichment.

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  • Faculty

    Our dedicated faculty, 103 strong, consists of Christian Brothers, laymen, laywomen. They average over 18 years of teaching experience, and 40 percent have taught at the Hall for least 15 years.
  • Schedule

    Students follow a cascading six-day schedule, with individual learning opportunities built into each schedule. Our current student base of 1200 students has more than 840 individualized schedules.
  • Courses

    Students enroll in college prep, honors, and Advanced Placement (AP) variety of electives are available to upperclassmen in all subject areas. In 2013, 291 students took 573 AP tests, and 71 percent qualified to receive college credit. Our goal is to give as many students as possible the opportunity to take AP courses and receive college credit.
  • Resources

    There are a wide variety of resources available before, during and after school
    help drive a student’s academic and personal growth, including:
    • Individual instruction
    • School Counseling Center 
    • Academic Resource Center 
    • Math Resource Center 
    • George Young Library
    • Technology Resource Center
    • Computer labs – writing, language, and programming labs technology 
    • Technology resources
    • Public wireless access
    • TV studio  (Level 2 editing/production)
    • Audio/video conferencing
    • Virtual campus (online learning)
    • Intranet (library resources)
    • 350+ computers on campus