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My Journey Through Grammar School

Just a few years ago, I dreaded coming to school.

Fear is a weird thing because when you talk aloud about your fears, they rarely make sense. My fear was simply talking to people. To most people, this seems like a strange thing to fear, but there...

My Years at Caldwell

My name is Gabby Black and I recently graduated from Caldwell Academy. I was a member of the varsity volleyball team, Executive Leadership Council, Beta Club and the editor of the 2021 yearbook. Next fall, I will attend the University of North...

A Parent's Summer Reading List

Summer is a great time for reading, for kids as well as parents! In addition to some recommendations below, consider reading some of your kids’ required reading for their upcoming school year, which could lead to a deeper discussion at the dinner...

Can Faith and Science Coexist?

Throughout my life, faith and science have always seemed to go hand in hand. Growing up in a small, west Texas town, all of my science teachers also taught Sunday school. My first exposure to science was in Vacation Bible School. The 5-year-old...

A Grateful Reflection on 2020-21

Caldwell Academy began the 2020-2021 school year with re-opening plans we prayed would give us the best chance at learning in person for as long as possible. Initially, we considered reaching Labor Day a worthy goal. Making it all the way to...

From Kindergarten to Graduation Day

I must admit it has been easier to consider what we have lost over the past year rather than remember what we have gained. Without question, many have experienced great loss during this unprecedented time. Some lost loved ones, others lost jobs...

From Caldwell Student to Caldwell Parent

When I graduated in 2008, I wondered if I would ever find myself back at Caldwell Academy. Class reunions, basketball games, and visiting my younger siblings were distinct possibilities, but would I send my own children when the time came? My...

A Day in the Life of a Caldwell Kindergartner

Ever wondered what kindergartners do all day? I recently spent a day observing my daughter’s class and I can tell you, they do a lot! These kids are busy having fun, learning and playing together all day long.

The Classical Difference

One of the first things people notice about Caldwell Academy is the names of our school divisions. “Grammar School” doesn’t really throw people off very much because some people still use it as a synonym for “Elementary School,” but if you start...

Writing and the Seeds of Communication

I once was a teenager who could have been a poster child for awkwardness. I was uncomfortable that my height made me stand out when what I most wanted was to disappear. I was sure braces and glasses put me on the bottom rung of beauty. My biggest...