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Clapham Blog

Theseus and the Minotaur

One aspect of a Clapham education that sets our school apart from many is our focus on narration. Why have students narrate? One cannot narrate well, unless one has listened and digested the information given. Narration requires the habit of...

The Napoleonic Human Heart

by Kolby Atchison, Class Seven Teacher

In Classes Seven and Eight, our history class has recently concluded our study of Napoleon and the First French Empire which lasted from 1804 to 1815. It is amazing to think that during these eleven years...

Creation and the Image of God: A Reflection on The Zeal of Thy House, by Dorothy L. Sayers

by Hannah Bramsen, Upper School Humanities Teacher and Middle School French Teacher

Classes Nine and Ten just finished studying Dorothy L. Sayers’ play, The Zeal of Thy House, in Medieval Humanities Seminar. As we were reading, this question came...

Doing One's Duty

by Cheryl Ward, Middle School Coordinator and Class Eight Teacher

Theodore Roosevelt said, "The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight." Doing one's duty is rarely pleasant;...

A Clapham Distinctive: The Art of Observation

by Christine Escareno, Directior of Instruction Lower School and Explorers I Teacher

"You can be there, but not be there.  You can see, but not truly see.  You can hear, but not listen.  Be fully in the moment."  These words challenged me as I...

Love and Sanctification

by Katie Klos, Class Five Teacher

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit...

The Pursuit of Wisdom

by Elise Redfield, Class Four Teacher

"A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke." How often has this proverb from God's Word been a reminder to me after I have failed to be the "wise son”? Too many times to...

The Importance of Service at Clapham

By Kolby Atchison, Class Seven Teacher and Director of Athletics and Service/Leadership

One particularly intriguing element of Clapham School is its inclusion of service, not simply as a core value, but as an objective in its own right. Within the...