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Clapham Blog

Beyond the Allowance: 5 Ways to Build Your Child’s Financial Literacy

Making Allowance for Allowance

I knew I was going to be tackling the subject of allowance in this blog, so I thought I'd invite the input of my kids around the dinner table. I wanted to get a feel for how they viewed money, ownership and a good work ethic. It was fascinating...

Simple Education

 

I recently saw a picture of children working on handwork in their classroom. The classroom appeared uncomplicated, bright and pleasant – sparse, perhaps, but in no way austere. The children wore uniforms; the walls were bare except for some...

Understanding Classical Education Terminology

 
 

As parents and teachers swept up in the classical education movement, it can sometimes be hard to get up to speed on the terminology. Whether it’s from teachers, administrators or fellow parents, there’s a lot of big and fancy words being...

Adventure Israel: Five Must-See Biblical Places to visit in Jerusalem

 

Clapham School's New Website Launch

 

We're so excited to launch the new Clapham School website!

For a while we’ve been looking forward to the opportunity to update our information and visuals. As our school gathers steam in our second decade (Year 13!), we wanted to make sure the...

Cultivating Contented Children in a Land of Abundance

 

"A man’s contentment is in his mind, not in the extent of his possessions. Alexander the Great, with all the world at his feet, cries for another world to conquer." -Charles Spurgeon 

I recently asked one of my kids what she would like for...

Pondering Politics with Our Teens: A Courageous Way Forward

Talking politics with our teens is no doubt a daunting task and one that most of us would probably like to take a pass on!  Here are 7 ideas to help your teens formulate their views on politics.