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Clapham Blog

Felting Feelies Fosters the Habit of Attention in Youngsters

When I began teaching felting to seven- and eight-year-olds, I was curious to see if they could give steady, focused attention to the task. After all, felting, as is the case with all handwork, requires much patience before any visible results...

Meet Miss Nelson, Class Three Teacher at Clapham School

This summer Clapham School welcomes a new face to the faculty. Even though Miss Nelson started teaching at Clapham last Spring, we want to give our new C3 teacher a warm welcome. Whether you've already met her, or she's a new face for you, this...

The Student Becomes The Master: A Mom's Joyful Discovery

When I think about how Clapham school has influenced our family, my heart overflows with gratitude. To list the things I am thankful for could take up an entire blog post: the culture, ideas, habits, and training that have permeated the way we...

Meet Mr. Whiteman, the New Science Teacher at Clapham School

This summer Clapham School welcomes a new face to the faculty. Recruiting a strong science teacher was a top priority for the administrative team. There is a lot of excitement about Mr. Whiteman. Learn more about our new science teacher for the...

Student Testimonial: Choosing the Best Learning Environment

Isabele Southard is a current eleventh grader (Junior) at Clapham School. During the Fall Benefit of 2019, Isabele shared her educational journey with the community. Here is a transcript:

Improving Study Habit Efficiency: 9 Tips from Outside the Box

I have been tinkering with “experimental” studying for most of my academic life. For instance, in high school, I would sleep and work at two-hour rotating intervals during exam week. This, I do not recommend!

11 Tips to Raise A Child Who Loves to Read

A guiding question that we have asked ourselves a million times throughout the child-rearing years is: What does it Matter in Eternity?   The answer to this question has guided us in making choices that shaped our family's lives not only for the...

Q & A with Beth Kleitsch and Nathan LeMahieu

The school year is in full swing and the students are settling into their new routine. As a parent you may have touched base with your student's teacher but you may also have seen an unfamiliar face or two on the faculty. We caught up with two of...