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Clapham Blog

Love and Sanctification

by Katie Klos, Class Five Teacher

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...

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...

The Problem of Technicism in Conventional Education

By Jason Barney, Director of Instruction for Languages and Faculty Development


Technicism is not simply an over-fascination with technology as a means of stimulating student learning, though that problem plagues conventional education as well....

Literacy and Latinity

By Mr. Barney, Latin Teacher

Latin is often referred to as a dead language. At one level, of course, this captures a vital truth that students and adults alike are apt to forget: all the native speakers of Latin are long dead.


by Doug Reynolds, Head of School


Thanksgiving offers a wonderful break for extended time with our families. Many of us enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, playing touch football or other traditions. I’d like to share the origins of Thanksgiving in our...

The Ideal Teacher

by Zach Ward, Upper School Math and Science / Middle School Art Teacher


The author John Steinbeck once said of teachers,


“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great...

Valentine's Day in Explorers I

Valentine's Day in Explorers I

by Jane Phillip, Explorers I Teacher


As each year has passed, Valentine’s Day has also come and gone with the overwhelming amount of hearts, every imaginable kind of chocolate, and roses in different sizes and...