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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...

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...