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.