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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...

Jesus, the Balm of Gilead

As I write this, I don’t know the results of the 2020 election. I probably won't keep tabs on election night. Not because I’m worried, but because the unofficial results won’t be any less real in the bright light of the new morning, the mercies...

The Most Powerful Prayer

I am riding in the car with one of my teenagers. I ask a question. The response is swift, snarky and hurtful. My defenses are rallied. Words like soldiers line up in my mind ready to be deployed. I am right. My teen is wrong. . . and...

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...

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...

Perfect Placement

There is no perfect place, but there is perfect placement.  It says in 1 Corinthians that God places us in the body as He sees fit.

When we ask God where He would place us and then submit to His perfect placement, it releases us from having to...