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How to Talk to Friends about Clapham School

Have you ever found yourself wanting to talk to your friends about the incredible education students are receiving at Clapham School, but you have trouble sharing the basics? You’re not alone! In our fast-paced world, it can be difficult to...

Handel's Messiah: The Consequences of an Idea

"I did see all heaven before me and the great God himself..."

 George Frideric Handel

The story of the Messiah by George Frideric Handel is drawn from numerous strands that intertwine together to bring the Word through music to millions every...

A Call for Focus in Learning: Part 3 - Practicing Attention

You are studying for Physics. It’s hard. The content is difficult. And truthfully, it’s a little boring. You turn on your music and grab your headphones. Some music will surely help you focus and break up the boredom, right? A text comes through....

A Call for Focus in Learning: Part 1 - Traditional Views of Attention

"The teacher says my child isn't paying attention well in school." 

Such a thought has put fear into the heart of many a parent. We instinctively know that paying attention is what students are supposed to do in school. When we hear that they...

2019 Senior Thesis Preview

The third week of May is an important time for Upper School graduates at Clapham School. This is the week faculty has picked for the defense of their Senior Theses. This one event is the culmination of a yearlong project where students met with a...

Unchecked Ambition: A Lesson from Macbeth

The wonder of studying Shakespeare was brought home to me again during a recent field trip to the Museum of Surgical Science.

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...