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Clapham Blog

Senior Thesis Preview 2021: Allison Dumper

It's that time of the year again, when the Seniors of Clapham School display an important outcome of their schooling. The defense of their Senior Thesis is a rite of passage that ushers these well deserving students into early adulthood, as they...

Core Values Vlog, Part 5: Relationships

Core values express the fundamental beliefs and guiding principles of an organization. Clapham School is a value-rich environment that provides a different kind of education, especially in a day and age where so many values have eroded.

 

 

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The Triune God Loves Me—This I Know, for the Cross and Tomb Tell Me So

“Jesus loves me, this I know.” This profound truth (and, yes, it is both profound and true) often feels nearer to my heart now—as the snow melts, jelly beans are stashed in the pantry, and pastel-colored shirts temporarily enter my wardrobe—than...

Alumna Highlight: Shannon Egan

Shannon Egan was part of the second class of Clapham's Upper School. After attending Clapham School for five years, she moved to St. Louis where she completed high school. She is currently attending Wheaton College and will graduate in May . We...

The Good Soil Study - A Lower School Perspective

Maybe you’re like me and have kids spanning a variety of ages. My oldest is 13 and my youngest is 3, with a few kids sprinkled in between. The benefit of having this age span is that we’re not so surprised any more by the antics of a...

Core Values Vlog, Part 4: The Personhood of the Child

Core values express the fundamental beliefs and guiding principles of an organization. Clapham School is a value-rich environment that provides a different kind of education, especially in a day and age where so many values have eroded.

 

 

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Long-Term Family Vacation Planning: Making Memories with Intention

Last year, with our oldest turning eight and our youngest out of diapers, we realized that we were entering the golden era of family vacations. We had, at most, a ten-year window in which to accomplish whatever travel priorities we had as a...

Six Great Books for Middle School Readers

The winter doldrums set in during February, a month that feels so long despite it being the shortest month. This is a great time to find a great book to curl up with on the couch. It is often most difficult to find good books for Middle School...