Calvert Hall President, Br. John Kane, FSC
greets students as they arrive for the day.


by Mr. Joseph Baker – Chief Administrative Officer & Danielle Hladky – Director of Communications

On August 31st, Calvert Hall began its 179th academic year with an enrollment of 1,235 young men, the highest level since 2009. A rigorous academic program remains at the core of a Calvert Hall education. Students choose from more than ninety academic electives. Last year, 395 students took 903 Advanced Placement exams, and eighty-two percent of them received a score of three or better on AP exams.

Responding to the academic interests of our students and the ever-evolving job market, Calvert Hall has implemented a three-year engineering program following the nationally acclaimed Project Lead the Way curriculum. Two dedicated engineering labs have been created to increase students’ practical engineering skills. Signature programs include the McMullen and Br. Tom Miller Honors Programs, the La Salle Program for students with diagnosed language-based learning disabilities, and The Leadership Institute. An extensive fine arts program includes instrumental, vocal, theatre, and visual arts. Individualized scheduling allows students to take advantage of academic, fine arts, and school counseling resources throughout the school day.

This year, we are implementing a House System. Students, faculty, and staff have been divided into ten “Houses” named after legendary Hall alumni, faculty, and staff; including Br. Kevin Strong, FSC, the school’s first president, and 59-year faculty member Augie Miceli, AFSC. House activities are expected to be spirited and add a unique quality to our community.

At Calvert Hall, we believe that learning does not end at 2:45 pm, and a student’s education extends beyond the classroom. After the end of the academic day, the Calvert Hall campus continues to be filled with enthusiasm, creativity, and conversation. Our activities program allows Calvert Hall students to pursue their interests while they make new friends, develop new skills, and grow a sense of confidence. With more than sixty faculty-moderated clubs, student publications, and community service organizations, along with seventeen music and performance ensembles, we have something for everyone. An active campus ministry team provides many opportunities for students, including Peer Education, Peer Ministry, Liturgy Band, immersion trips, and outreach experiences. Calvert Hall also offers seventeen sports and forty MIAA “A” teams. During the 2022-23 academic year, the Cardinals won fourteen team and fourteen individual conference titles, along with being named the 2022 National Boys’ Soccer Champions.

This is the final year of The Hall 175: Campaign for Calvert Hall. The comprehensive campaign is primarily focused on growing the school’s endowment. Through the campaign, forty-seven new scholarships have already been established. Other campaign initiatives include several facility projects, and strengthening annual giving performance. The school community’s support for the campaign has been outstanding. With the campaign due to close on June 30, 2024, campaign commitments to date have brought us to 96% of the goal.

Archbishop William Lori meets with Calvert Hall students after opening the school year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

Br. Charles Filberg, FSC, brings the German language to life for his students.