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Clapham Blog

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...

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...

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...

Classical Education and STEM: a Common Misconception

I’d like to address head on a common misconception about classical education. And this is a misconception that classical schools all over the nation have to address, and it’s the type of thing that sort of hovers on the background of...