Clapham School is a unique school that combines three elements: a Christian worldview, a classical curriculum, and an atmosphere of joyful discovery. The combination of these three elements provides a powerful mix that taps into the God given potential that exists in every child.
There are over 4000 Christian schools across the U.S., with over 300 that claim to be classical and Christian schools. However, only a dozen or so of these schools combine Charlotte Mason's philosophy of education with the classical model -- one that results in "joyful discovery" in the life of a child. We strongly believe that these "three legs of the stool," in concert with each other, are the balance needed to both educate minds and engage hearts, preparing students to serve Christ for a lifetime.
Clapham School desires to prepare students to engage their world for Christ and to live a life of service for Christ and His glory.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
For we are Christ's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Christian education serves the significant purpose of preparing children and young adults to become the kind of men and women God wants them to be. We consider the time students spend at Clapham School as a season of "consecration." Borrowing from the biblical term (Leviticus 11:44, 20:7; Joshua 3:5, 7:13), we mean by consecration the deliberate method by which, while at Clapham, children are separated from the world and its influences so that they can later be sent out to impact a culture which does not acknowledge Christ and His Lordship.
Even as children, students can impact their world, and Clapham School is committed to preparing them to serve in their local context and to learn how to proclaim Christ in word and deed. In addition, our hope is to educate students who will continue to change their sphere of influence for Christ, whether at home, in business, on the playing field or cross-culturally.