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Clapham School

Private | PK-9 | 108 students

We are best known for rich, classical curriculum.

 
 

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5 stars

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2011:
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Posted November 3, 2012

Clapham School has outstanding teachers who love our children and present to the students a rich feast of living ideas for them to engage with as they learn how to think and express themselves. Our children are in their 7th year there, and the cumulative effect of this kind of education is outstanding. They have an understanding of the world and history and their place in it. They have learned how to think logically and write beautifully. If you are looking for excellent academics, loving teachers who shepherd hearts, a Christian worldview, you should visit Clapham. Please note they go through 9th grade this year (2012-13 school year) as they have added a grade each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

Our family has 3 children at Clapham, and our experience there has been overwhelmingly positive. We entered the school after several years of homeschooling, and the transition has been very smooth for us for many reasons. The small class sizes allow for constant teacher-student interaction, and the teachers know the students well. It is understood that each child has their own strengths and weaknesses, and each child is given guidance to grow personally, spiritually and academically. The curriculum is full of rich literature and ideas, and my children love interacting with the topics they are studying. They are inspired to think deeply, to love beauty, to look for God s work throughout history, and to serve others in His name. The school community is warm and welcoming, and the families are involved in school life and enthusiastic about Clapham s mission and methods. The dedicated teachers and staff are very accessible, and have a strong desire to partner with parents in the education of their children. We are confident that our children are daily receiving an excellent education in a healthy, God-honoring environment, and we heartily recommend Clapham School.
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Posted October 22, 2010

Clapham School is great in every respect. From the leadership of Doug Reynolds to the commitment of every teacher and staff member, it is everything a parent could want in a school. Their desire for excellence is rightly couched in a commitment to a lifetime of service for Christ and his kingdom.
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Posted January 14, 2010

We could not be happier with and more grateful for this school. We have a daughter in the 6th grade. She is thriving in the atmosphere that has been created at Clapham, which is a blend of solid Christian identity, classical academics, and Charlotte Mason principles of habit/character formation. The expected outcome is to bring forth men and women who are a force for good and for God in the world. My highest hope is for my daughter to know her God and herself deeply and intimately. I see her education at Clapham as an important, almost decisive, component to that. If any these are things that resonate with your desire for your child(ren), I wholeheartedly commend, without reservation, this school to you.
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Posted October 22, 2009

Clapham is a dream come true for our family. It is everything we could want in its academic rigor, its classical method, and its foundation of shaping hearts and minds to love and serve God in the world. We are so impressed by the quality of the staff and faculty. There is a strong family atmosphere and involvement which allows our children to learn in a community of stellar Christians. We can't say enough good things about Clapham school.
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Posted July 10, 2008

I'm a parent with 4 children at clapham. We love Clapham and have been there since it began. My kids now have an appreciation for the arts and a love of learning.
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Posted June 28, 2008

Clapham Schools' Classical curriculum is second to none in terms of academic excellence. We love that our children's hearts are shepherded first and foremost.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 60%
Hispanic 6% 16%
Asian 3% N/A
Black 2% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Hillsdale Teacher Award (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Latin

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Douglas Reynolds
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACCS
  • Association of Classical and Christian Schools
  • CSI
Fax number
  • (630) 597-2449

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Latin
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Gym
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Math club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
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Tuition range for the 2011-2012 school year
$2000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
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Financial aid offered
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P.O. Box 209
Wheaton, IL 60187
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Phone: (630) 547-5125

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