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Cover Your Heart!

Parenting today is like swimming upstream: it's hard/heart work. It can be beneficial to partner with a school that shares your values, and seeks to teach the same foundations for life. Caldwell Academy seeks to partner with parents to teach the...

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...

My Super Power

Once upon a time, one of my teenagers told me, "You're ruining my life!" To which I responded, "Really?! Wow! That's a LOT of power. Maybe that is my superpower. Mom, a.k.a. 'Life-Ruiner.' Maybe I should get a cape and have a t-shirt made." My...

Don't Get on the Bridge

My parents took us to Grandfather Mountain almost 40 years ago, and while I still remember the black bear, the most vivid recollection is of my trek across the mile-high swinging bridge.  (For those of you unfamiliar with the bridge, it was built...

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...

Jesus in the Bleachers

As an athletic director, I spend many afternoons administering athletic contests. It’s not always fun because both students and (especially) parents can sometimes be challenging to deal with in a sports setting. I really appreciate those few days...

Welcoming The Stranger

“…I was a stranger, and you invited me in…”—Matthew 25:35

“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”—Romans 15:7

“..extend hospitality to strangers…”—Romans 12:13

“Do not forget to show hospitality to...

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...