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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...

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...

When Answers Aren't Enough, There's Jesus

In the small hours of Wednesday, January 6, I could feel pressure weighing on my heart and mind. I had first seen the news on Instagram, just after the events had transpired, and I had spent the evening either facing the events head-on or...

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...

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...

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...

The Road to Choosing a College

The only constant in the Fall 2021 college admissions season is the stress.

A UNCW admissions officer described this year to me like this: “College admissions season is like driving down a narrow mountain road, but this year the mountain is...

Cultivating a Love for Reading

We all want our children to be good readers, right?  Sometimes kids don’t love reading for various reasons and this poses a challenge. It’s possible that getting them started with the right book can help ignite their imagination and their love...