Founded on a Christian worldview…

This idea of all education springing from and resting upon our relation to Almighty God-we do not merely give a religious education because that would seem to imply the possibility of some other education, a secular education, for example. But we hold that all education is divine, that every good gift of knowledge and insight comes from above, that the Lord the Holy Spirit is the supreme educator of mankind, and that the culmination of all education (which may at the same time be reached by a little child) is that personal knowledge of and intimacy with God in which our being finds its fullest perfection.

Charlotte Mason

We see all truth as God’s truth.

We believe that all learning is only possible through enlightening work of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, all knowledge of the true, good and beautiful comes as a result of God’s revelation, whether by His general revelation through the natural world and human culture, or through the special revelation of prophets and apostles in His holy Word.

We promote a biblical worldview.

Our desire at Clapham School is to teach through the lens of God’s truth.  We do not limit our Christian learning to our Bible class or chapel lesson, but seek to discover the biblical perspective inherently present in all subjects.  In this way, we integrate the heart and mind and nurture the soul.

We see children as created in the image of God.

We believe that because of their God-given role as stewards of creation all children capable of learning and have the capacity to engage ideas at all levels of development. Indeed, children’s minds are “not vessels to be filled, but fires to be ignited” (Plutarch). We each have a capacity for creation ourselves and education should provide opportunities to engage fully, with heart as well as mind, and with hand as well as head. We do not predigest knowledge for students, but give them the opportunity to engage as thinking persons with the texts and ideas in each class.
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