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Clapham Blog

Theseus and the Minotaur

One aspect of a Clapham education that sets our school apart from many is our focus on narration. Why have students narrate? One cannot narrate well, unless one has listened and digested the information given. Narration requires the habit of...

Born to Run

by Renee Shear, Class One Teacher

In this season of setting goals and pondering resolutions amidst the dull gray of winter, I have been inspired by Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. During...

Children as Persons: Intrinsic Motivation

by Christine Escareno, Director of Instruction (Lower School)

The teacher looked up from the student’s written narration. Her smile, her eyes, her gentle nudge communicated authority with a knowledge of that child and expectation for his work. The...

Summer is Time for Leisure

by Julie Reynolds, Director of Instruction

What is leisure? After a hard week’s work, we crave total relaxation, rest, time to unwind. We watch the tennis on TV, a movie, or search for something “mindless” in order to reboot.

These activities...

Clapham Curriculum: Handwork

by Kim Sceggel, Class Three Teacher

"The human hand is a wonderful and exquisite instrument to be used in a hundred movements exacting delicacy, direction and force; every such movement is a cause of joy as it leads to the pleasure of execution...

Joyful Discovery at Clapham

Clapham School's model is comprised of three key components: