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Clapham Blog

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

I first visited Israel for three weeks in the summer of 2012, as a part of a program through Wheaton College, called Wheaton in the Holy Lands. This trip turned out to likely be the best trip of my life.

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...

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,...


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....

Clapham's Upper School: A New Kind of College Prep

By Heather Hagenberg, College Placement Director


With this year’s Class Nine begins the launching of the long-anticipated Clapham Upper School. Though our first graduating class is three and a half years away, our Upper School is fully planned...

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.