Charlotte Mason and the Growth Mindset

By Jason Barney, Academic Dean Fall Curriculum Night Address 2018 Good evening and thank you so much for coming to this evening’s Curriculum Night. I know it’s another evening event in what is generally already a busy week for most of us. But I feel that it’s so central and important for us to come […]

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Natural Science and Philosophy

This last year (2017-18) we’ve been exploring the classical liberal arts tradition together as a school. Our mission is to inspire students with an education founded on a Christian worldview, informed by the classical tradition and approached with diligence and joy, and that second part “informed by the classical tradition” is central to so much […]

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Upper School: A Reflection on Summer Teacher Training at Wheatstone

by Hannah Baker, Class Nine Integrated Humanities Teacher Last July I had the privilege of attending the Wheatstone Conference in southern California, A Noble Risk. To try to give an all encompassing overview of Wheatstone would take more time and more words than desirable in this blog article. But, for a brief synopsis: Wheatstone is […]

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Coming Alive Through Shakespeare: An Experience for a Class Five Student

Coming Alive Through Shakespeare: An Experience for a Class Five Student By Cheryl Ward, Class Eight Teacher In my three years at Clapham, I have had so many “children-can’t-do-that” moments, only to be surprised that, indeed, they can. It happened with Shakespeare. I remember being handed the script for Comedy of Errors and thinking of […]

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Mr. Barney Wins Teaching Award!

Mr. Barney Wins Teaching Award!  by Doug Reynolds, Head of School  We received exhilarating news on Friday morning that our very own Mr. Barney won a prize for excellence in teaching, which includes a monetary grant to the school for use next year! The Henry Salvatori Prize is awarded by Hillsdale College for the express […]

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Clapham and Accreditation

By Doug Reynolds, Head of School Clapham recently submitted our application to ISACS (Independent School Association of the Central States). We are pleased to announce that their board not only approved our application but noted that it was the most organized and well-presented that they have ever received! We have begun work on accreditation with several […]

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Look Up

by Julie Reynolds, Director of Curriculum Advent means “arrival” or “coming.”  During this season we wait . . . for the celebration of Christ’s first advent, and for his second coming in glory and our final redemption. In Luke 21, Jesus describes the events that will precede his second coming and concludes with the following […]

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A Look into Clapham’s Christmas Program

Clapham students learn recitations throughout the year and have the chance to share these recitations, along with songs they have learned in music class, with friends and family at our annual Christmas Program. Our students see songs and recitations as gifts, and what gifts they were, as the video linked below demonstrates. A Clapham Christmas (Take […]

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Thanksgiving Proclamation

by Doug Reynolds, Head of School As we approach Thanksgiving, I wanted to share Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, delivered October 3, 1863, from Washington, DC.  This was the day he proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday. Lincoln’s words remind me of I Peter 1:6, “In this you rejoice.” To what is the word “this” referring?  It’s our […]

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Thanksgiving Thoughts at Clapham

by Susan Carrion, Director of Instruction With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD:  ‘He is good; his love to Israel endures forever.’ And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.  Ezra 3:11 In reading this verse in […]

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