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Clapham Blog

Adventure Israel: Five Must-Visit Places in Israel

"Israel is slightly smaller than New Jersey. Moses in effect led the tribes of Israel out of the District of Columbia, parted Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, and wandered for forty years in Delaware."

-P. J. O'Rourke

 

Israel, the land of milk...

What Is So Important About Being Earnest?

"We live in an age of ideals, and my ideal has always been to marry a man named Earnest."

-From Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest

 

The Traditions of Clapham School's Recognition Night

 

It’s the time of year that’s packed with graduation ceremonies and parties! To ease the minds and calendars of Clapham School parents, we’ve packed a number of important graduation moments into one event we call Recognition Night.

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...

Adventure Israel: Five Must-See Places to visit in Jerusalem

 

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...

Why is the study of Western Civilization so important for today?

By Doug Reynolds, Head of School

The ideas and principles that underpin Western Civilization date back to the days of Ancient Greece. The city state of Athens (and others) embraced the idea of democracy as early as the sixth century BC. In Greece,...

Really?

by Julie Reynolds, Director of Instruction for Upper School and Middle School

Really? An A+?

"Christian schools are notorious for grade inflation." That’s the message a colleague and I received at a college counseling conference last Spring....