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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...

Classical Students in the Modern World

Are Caldwell students uniquely prepared to face the challenges of the modern world? Can an education so obviously rooted in the past provide the knowledge, skills, and wisdom needed to be successful, relevant, and impactful in 2021? Having spent...

Act, Love, Walk

This time of year often fosters reflection and 2020 has offered a great deal for us to reflect upon. For a year that began with such promise, collective expectation dampened through the emergence of a life-altering global disruption. In spite of...

My Journey to Becoming a Music Teacher

Children often have exciting ideas of what they want to be when they grow up. They dream of being doctors, astronauts, firefighters, or any number of other things. If you had asked me what I wanted to be when I was five years old, the answer...

From Homeschool to Caldwell

Homeschooling is a beautiful journey. Our family was blessed to homeschool for 8 years. In the beginning of our homeschool journey, we taught a more traditional school curriculum. The amount of resources and curricula available to homeschoolers...

The Caldwell Difference: My Experience in the Dialectic School

Even though I started going to Caldwell in Kindergarten, I was nervous about Dialectic School (middle school) after I finished 5th grade because I had heard stories from other schools about people being exclusive and leaving other people out. I...

Transitioning to Caldwell for High School: My Experience

I first arrived at Caldwell Academy my freshman year of high school. At my previous school, I felt like I was never challenged enough academically. My parents and I chose Caldwell for the classical education model. We valued how the curriculum...

Relationships: Made In God's Image

Before the story we all know and love, the one that starts out “In the beginning…”—even before anything was created—there was God. And from eternity past, God has existed in relationship with himself: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Rite of Passage: The Freshman Bug Project

My phone rang as I was standing in Home Depot at 9:43 pm. It was my dear friend Leslie who generally knows not to call me after 9:30 because I am usually in bed. Since this seemed odd, I decided to take the call, wondering if something big was...

What I Value About My Caldwell Education

I always knew that there was something unique about Caldwell Academy. When I first heard about Caldwell, I was attending eighth grade at a public middle school. A girl on my soccer team invited me to a birthday party and her Caldwell friends were...