We are deeply proud of our storied history and our long-standing traditions. To continue to deliver high quality education and experiences, both as a boys' private high school and as the oldest Lasallian school in the country, we must have a clear understanding of who we are, as a school and as individuals, including where we came from and where we are going.
 
Our Mission, Beliefs, and Philosophy are the reference points and reminders that identify the goals, policies, and aspirations our diverse school communities seek to achieve for our young men, men of intellect, faith, and integrity.
Calvert Hall College, a Catholic and Lasallian college preparatory school, provides a diverse community of young men with a broad and balanced human and Christian education through excellent academic and extracurricular programs that promote leadership, achievement and service within the church and community.

Philosophy

Calvert Hall College is a Catholic and Lasallian school community steeped in the educational legacy of their founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle. The Brothers of the Christian Schools established Calvert Hall to provide educational opportunities to the immigrant church of Baltimore. Today, Calvert Hall reflects its core Lasallian values in its mission and practice.
 
Calvert Hall offers an excellent academic program that stimulates and challenges its students. The Calvert Hall community values ethnic, socio-economic, and academic diversity both in its enrollment practices and in its curricular and extracurricular programs. The faculty holds students to high standards of intellectual and moral development, encouraging them to reach their potential and preparing them to face the challenges of the modern world.
 
Essential elements of Lasallian educational practice are teaching and learning in community. The Brothers and their lay colleagues, “together and by association,” foster an educational atmosphere where the expertise of each staff member is valued. Instructed by St. John Baptist de La Salle to act as brothers to one another and to the young men entrusted to their care, the Christian Brothers have shared this educational approach with lay associates at Calvert Hall. The faculty and staff model a community that promotes a brotherhood enduring beyond graduation.
 
The school remains faithful to its commitments as an institution of the Roman Catholic Church. As St. John Baptist de La Salle envisioned, the school is a steward of that faith for every generation. Thus, campus ministry activities and service opportunities remain key features of Calvert Hall’s Lasallian ministry, helping each student develop his relationship with God, his family and his peers. Calvert Hall focuses on the total person, preparing the student to appreciate his talents and share them with the wider community, particularly those most in need. To that end, Calvert Hall creates an environment that fosters mutual respect, enabling the student to make ethical decisions.
 
Calvert Hall focuses on academic excellence, diversity, community, mutual respect, and brotherhood. Through caring relationships, students are called to live Lasallian values, develop their potential, respect all life and pursue the self-discipline and community action which bring spiritual, personal and academic goals to fruition.

Beliefs

  • We believe that a value-centered Catholic education based on the teachings of Saint John Baptist de La Salle is at the heart of Calvert Hall.
  • We believe that every student is entitled to an excellent academic education.
  • We believe that every student needs to be challenged to reach his full potential.
  • We believe that a college preparatory program provides every student with the skills to be a productive member of society.
  • We believe that every student needs the opportunity to cultivate his God-given gifts and talents.
  • We believe that a caring community develops the interpersonal relationships that are vital to the educational process.
  • We believe that the atmosphere of the Calvert Hall community promotes a brotherhood that endures beyond graduation.
  • We believe that Calvert Hall fosters an appreciation for the uniqueness of each person.