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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...

My Caldwell Community

When I was accepted to UNC Charlotte I started looking into the learning communities I heard about during one of my tours. They are small groups of people in similar majors or with similar interests who would usually interact with each other and...

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...

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...

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...

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...