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We Interrupt This Program

“What are you giving up for Lent?” Last year our first-grader resolutely said, “Water." He had gathered that giving up something during Lent would be most meaningful if it was something he needed to have every day. We explained it wasn’t...

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...

It’s A Wonderful Community

As Caldwell Academy embarked on a school year unlike any other, drama instructor Elizabeth Roberts had a problem. How to engage a veteran cast of young actors in a time of physical distancing, no-contact props, and very likely no live audiences?...

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...

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...

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...

The 3 W's of Advent: Waiting, Wonder, and Worship

As I write this, our household is a bustle of activity. Our six children drew names amongst themselves for gift giving, and over the past few weeks have been covertly heading out for shopping trips after gathering intelligence about what is on...