Clapham Christian Classical School

Upper School

Classes Nine-Twelve

High school, also known as Upper School, prepares students to engage the world for Christ. They read the Great Books of Western civilization and take rigorous courses in science, math, ancient and modern languages, Bible and fine arts. Leadership and service opportunities allow them to live out the values they embrace.

Upper School Program

Learn more about the classroom environment for our Upper School students.

What We Teach

Our teachers are dedicated to teaching your child a comprehensive curriculum.
Discussion-based Learning

Students participate in active learning through stimulating discussion.

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While most modern high schools default to lectures from the instructor, Clapham students participate in active learning through rich discussion led by dynamic teachers. This method of learning has proven to engage all students and hone skills of critical thinking, thoughtful listening, and articulate speaking.

Great Books

Students are given the unique opportunity to read several timeless works of literature.

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Students are given the unique opportunity to read the timeless classics that serve as the bedrock for western civilization. From Dante Alighieri to William Shakespeare to Frederick Douglass, students wrestle with the prominent ideas and figures that promise to form their readers intellectually and spiritually.


All students are viewed and treated as developing leaders who will go on to impact society.

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All students are viewed as developing leaders who will go on to impact society through their relationships, influence at work, and community involvement. Through various opportunities to serve and lead, we train every student in the leadership skills of perseverance, responsibility, organization, teamwork, public speaking, and more.


Teachers at Clapham care deeply about their students and desire to see them grow.

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Teachers care deeply about their students and desire above all to see them grow in their love for Christ. In contrast to a contemporary culture that divides young students and adults, Clapham is committed to cultivating mentor relationships between teacher and student through small class sizes and an intentional mentoring program.

Pursuing Wisdom

At Clapham, we seek to equip, guide, and shepherd students to pursue wisdom in community.

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At Clapham, we seek to equip and shepherd students to pursue wisdom in community as followers of Christ. Inspired by the classical tradition, we equip students with the fundamental skills of learning, known as the liberal arts, to develop them into critical and articulate thinkers. We guide students with intentionality, teaching them to love what is true, good, and beautiful, and shape them to be wise and virtuous servants of Jesus Christ.


We believe high quality learning occurs when students know each other well.

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While many high schools today pride themselves on their large size, we believe the highest quality of learning occurs when students who know each other well  in a small classroom setting. Through semester retreats, service projects, and game nights, edifying friendships develop into a tight knit community of students that pursue wisdom together.

From our Journal

20 Skills Every High Schooler Should Master Before Leaving Your Home

Twelve years of formal schooling and maybe an additional two for Preschool and Kindergarten, and suddenly you come face to face with sending your child off to college. Is he prepared? Will she succeed? In a sense, every moment since birth has led you here.

Senior Stories

Adam Gaddy

We seek to share many of these stories through the Clapham blog, and I am excited now to share one that particularly encourages and warms my heart, that of Adam Gaddy.    

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Want to get into the specifics of our high school curriculum and other aspects of student life? Browse these helpful resources to find answers to your questions.

Graduation Requirements

See an overview of our course sequence.

2023-2024 High School Prospectus

Find out about our new schedule, electives and partnerships, and student life.