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Clapham Blog

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...

Student Harnessing Entrepreneurial Skills For The Benefit of Others

Before Chris and I had children of our own, we chose to sponsor two children through Compassion International. Habtamu is now 21, and Jose is 12, and it has been a joy for Ellie and Weston to write letters to them, share about life, encourage...

Summer 2020 Reading Suggestions

It is that time of the year again: cold snow turns into humid days, dark mornings turn into long, bright days, and strenuous school hours turn into carefree leisure time. Every year the Clapham community put their heads together and come up with...

Clapham School's 2020 Washington DC Trip

Written by Heidi Thomason

A lot happens at Clapham that parents are not privy to, and the Washington D.C. Trip is just such an event. Fortunately parent volunteers can be our eyes and ears on the ground. One of these parent volunteers, Heidi...

4 Tips to Move Forward with COVID-19

As we are preparing for a new normal with smaller groups and masked faces, anxiety in children may rise. Add to that the "Don't touch that," and, "Don't hug them," commands, and we are creating a world filled with uncertainty where what was right...

Surviving Middle School Moods: 3 Scenes

Before I jump to the subject at hand, I'd like to tell you a story from my childhood. Its relevance will become apparent, hopefully, by the end.

Babysitting: An Antidote to Entitlement!

 

Sometimes it seems to gradually creep in, other times it rears its ugly head seemingly out of nowhere. The beast I am describing is Entitlement. Subtle hints of it can become entrenched patterns, and we recognize it in our children or teens...

The Danger of Abdication

Clapham welcomes Chad Smith, a pastor and Clapham parent, to the blog. He recently wrote this insightful piece which may serve to encourage us all.

Clapham School is a stirring community of which to be part. The teachers, administrators, and staff...