Celebrating the Class of 2021

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

Today, we celebrate the many accomplishments of Clonlara’s Class of 2021 with a commencement ceremony that marks the end of our school’s 54th year. And, once again, we are truly inspired by the perseverance of our graduates around the world, who pursued their passions, met their requirements, and grew closer together through another challenging year […]

The Importance of Public Speaking

The Importance of Public Speaking

Interviews, presentations, and special events like graduation are just a few of the situations where good public speaking can prove useful. To earn our diploma, all Clonlara high school students must complete a half-credit focused on this important skill. Whether a student is excited about studying speech or anxious about completing the requirement, our teachers […]

A Celebration of Creativity and Passion

On Saturday, May 22, we celebrated the creativity and passion of our students and alumni in a special virtual performance fundraiser. The initial broadcast was viewed by Clonlara families, friends, and other supporters from Ann Arbor to Tokyo, who tuned in to see and hear some of our most-talented musicians and dancers! The event was […]

A Global Celebration of Volunteer Service

Global Give Back

Clonlara’s Global Give Back is a week of volunteering that connects our school community around the world. This year, students, families, and staff met virtually the week of April 18–24 to share and celebrate their volunteer projects. From fighting issues of homelessness to solving major environmental challenges, our campus and off-campus students took the opportunity […]

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 […]