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Clapham Blog

10 Tips to Encourage Dinner Time Conversation

Tonight's dinner was Thai Red Curry - and as we sat talking, by the end we were discussing if it is possible to drive from here to Hong Kong. So we tightened the query to whether it is possible to drive from Alaska to Russia. We were pondering...

Alumna Highlight: Laura Egan

Laura Egan was in the inaugural class of Clapham's Upper School until her family moved to St. Louis. She is currently attending Wheaton College where she will be a Senior this year.  She is majoring in English Literature and minoring in French....

Charlotte Mason and the Growth Mindset

Fall Curriculum Night Address 2018

By: Jason Barney, Academic Dean

Good evening and thank you so much for coming to this evening’s Curriculum Night. I know it’s another evening event in what is generally already a busy week for most of us. But I...

On Theology

By Kolby Atchison, Secondary School Principal

Our culture is hungry for truth, or so it claims. From news headlines to commencement addresses to talk show discussions, the concerned demand for truth seems to be as a strong as ever. And yet, at...

Natural Science and Philosophy

This last year (2017-18) we’ve been exploring the classical liberal arts tradition together as a school. Our mission is to inspire students with an education founded on a Christian worldview, informed by the classical tradition and approached...

Educating for Piety

by Jason Barney, Academic Dean

I see no way to sum up the offense of modern man except to say that he is impious…. He has taken up arms against, and he has effectually slain, what former men have regarded with filial veneration. He has not been...

Biblical Integration: Christian Schooling as Discipleship

by Katie Klos

Class Five Lead Teacher, Middle School Girls’ Bible, and Middle School Literature

I borrowed the title of this blog post from a conference that Jon Simons and I had the pleasure of attending at Cairn University last summer.  I was...