Lucia and Luna: Care Packages to Fight the Cold

Lucia and Luna: Care Packages to Fight the Cold

When it comes to volunteer service, Clonlara off-campus students Lucia and Luna are no strangers to giving back to their communities. Their mother Manuela runs In A Perfect World, a nonprofit focused on solving societal issues and educating the next generation about the challenges we face. Through their involvement, Manuela says, Lucia and Luna “learn […]

The Power of Art

The Power of Art

On Saturday, March 13, Clonlara’s annual Global Art Show took place for the first time ever as a live virtual event, bringing together students, families, staff, and friends from around the world to celebrate the power of art! The large audience of more than 100 attendees tuned in from across multiple time zones to appreciate […]

Rosenrot Schülpke: A Focus on Positive Relationships

Rosenrot Schülpke: A Focus on Positive Relationships

Clonlara’s German Program Director Rosenrot “Rose” Schülpke loves working with students on an individual basis to support and facilitate their learning. In her tenure with Clonlara, she has seen steady growth in the German Program, especially during the past year. Even before joining Clonlara in 2013, Rose had already explored alternative styles of education with […]

Benjamin Sutin ’11: Jazz Violinist in the Big City

Benjamin Sutin ’11: Jazz Violinist in the Big City

Violinist and Clonlara alum Benjamin Sutin lives and works in New York City, where he has performed in a wide range of venues: the pit orchestra for off-Broadway shows, a freelance orchestra gig at Carnegie Hall, salsa groups, rock bands, and various jazz ensembles. He credits his learning experience with Clonlara for helping to equip […]

Choosing a Homeschool Approach for Your Family

A Clonlara unschooling student works with honey bees.

When you are new to homeschooling, it can take a while to find your rhythm and discover what works best for your children and family. No two learners are alike, and even siblings have different needs, goals, and reasons to homeschool. Fortunately, there is a wide range of options for approaching your family’s learning journey. […]

How to Think Like a Scientist

How to Think Like a Scientist

By Jennifer Withington, Off-Campus Program Advisor Do your kids wonder about the world around them? Are they curious about how things work? If so, they may be thinking like scientists! They don’t need lab coats or expensive equipment, though. All they need are their senses and a way to describe their work. Scientists are curious […]

Sari Brown ’06: Following Passions, Finding Purpose

Sari Brown '06: Following Passions, Finding Purpose

By Clonlara School In an original song titled What’s Your Name, Sari Brown ’06 shares a message of hope and reminds us that we always have a choice in the ways we respond to external events. Especially during trying times, we can choose to focus on our strengths and passions—the things that energize us—instead of trying […]

Luke Spring: A Passion for Dance

Luke Spring: A Passion for Dance

By Clonlara School Luke Spring’s high school years in Clonlara’s Off-Campus Program have given him the freedom and flexibility to pursue his passion for performing arts and entertainment. When Luke was just 4 years old, he was inspired by the movie Happy Feet and the examples of his older sisters to begin tap dancing. Since then, […]

New Ways to Connect at Clonlara

New Ways to Connect at Clonlara in 2020

The past year has brought many changes to the ways children and adults connect and communicate. In-person classes, meetings, and travel have been set aside temporarily, and new modes of connection have become vital. At Clonlara School, we have developed a variety of ways for our students and families to stay socially connected while remaining […]