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Clapham Blog

The Pursuit of Wisdom

by Elise Redfield, Class Four Teacher

"A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke." How often has this proverb from God's Word been a reminder to me after I have failed to be the "wise son”? Too many times to...

Geography: Utilitarian or Imaginative?

by Elise Redfield, Class Four Teacher

                Geography can mean many different things to people. Much of what we feel and know of this subject is linked to our school experience. Rarely do adults have an indifferent attitude. It can...

Cursive Handwriting

by Zach Ward, Middle/Upper School Science and Art Teacher

 

My relationship with cursive handwriting is one that is probably not uncommon to many, up to a point. It began when, in the upper half of primary school, I had to begin practicing my...

Beautifully Create As You Were Created Beautifully

By Sara M. Smith, Music and Art Teacher

In the beginning, God created…

These are the first five words of the entire Bible. We are creative people because we have a creative God. In some respects, we were created to create. How do we know this? We...

Hillsdale Salvatori Prize Acceptance Speech

by Jason Barney, Latin Teacher

I am incredibly grateful and honored to receive the Salvatori Prize on behalf of Clapham School, and for the generosity and courageous vision of Hillsdale College and Academy to be a model of educational reform that...

Moments in the Class Four Classroom

by Cheryl Ward, Class Eight Teacher 

The first thing that strikes me as I walk into Class Four is the beautiful round spider-web windows on the west wall. They look like Hobbit windows, complete with plants and flowers nestled in the spherical...

Who Were the Clapham Saints?

By Doug Reynolds, Head of School

In reflecting on an increasingly partisan and negative atmosphere during this election season, I’m reminded again of the importance of training up future servant leaders who can engage our culture in a winsome way...

Literacy and Morality

by Katie Hassler, Class Six Teacher

I don’t think I’d have much trouble getting most people in the Clapham community to agree with the statement that it isn’t enough just to be reading—it matters what we read.  Why, though?  Are we just interested...