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Letta and Leo: Taking On Ocean Plastic

By Clonlara School When Clonlara off-campus students Letta and Leo moved to a remote Hawaiian island, they had no idea that they were about to discover a passion project to which they would devote the next year and a half. The siblings’ unique location and…
Mimi Block: Music, Math, and More!

Mimi Block: Music, Math, and More!

By Clonlara School A relative newcomer to Clonlara School, Mimi started in the Off-Campus Program in the fall of 2019. The school had been recommended by family friends in Wisconsin, whose kids had all graduated from Clonlara some years ago. Mimi enjoys the more relaxed,…
Dasha: Dancing Toward Her Dreams

Dasha: Dancing Toward Her Dreams

By Clonlara School Dasha is a 13-year-old student in Clonlara School’s Off-Campus Program. She supplements her learning with online courses and is working hard to learn Hungarian (a new language for her). When Dasha was only 7 years old, she had her first introduction to…
Devan Vane: On the 2020 Presidential Campaign Trail

Devan Vane: On the 2020 Presidential Campaign Trail

By Clonlara School Devan Vane is a current senior at Clonlara School. He’s been enrolled in the Off-Campus Program for nine years and lives in California. He describes himself as an 18-year-old dwarf who is passionate about history and politics. Devan is having a senior…

A Teenager’s Advice for Traveling Teenagers

By Marina F., Off-Campus Student, Brazil Program I have been traveling with my mother for nine months and am sharing my experiences to help you avoid the boredom ☺. If you’re hoping your trip will end soon, here’s my advice: Don’t think about it! It’s…
A Parent’s Perspective on Clonlara’s Early Elementary (K–2) Program

A Parent’s Perspective on Clonlara’s Early Elementary (K–2) Program

By Clonlara School We interviewed Sally, the parent of a 6-year-old Clonlara School student, to get some insight into her family’s decision to choose our Campus Program. Her answers offer a glimpse into learning in the early years at Clonlara as well as advice for…
Actor, Singer, Dancer, AND Clonlara Student

Actor, Singer, Dancer, AND Clonlara Student

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] By Jake Kitchin, Off-Campus Student My name is Jake Kitchin, and I’m currently a junior in the Off-Campus Program at Clonlara School. I chose Clonlara for my high school experience because I’m a professional actor, and Clonlara has given me the flexibility I need,…
A Trip to India Through the Eyes of Two Homeschooled Kids

A Trip to India Through the Eyes of Two Homeschooled Kids

By Kristen Marsh, Clonlara School Parent In October, my children and I took a fantastic 10-day tour of Northern India. I had visited India almost 20 years ago for work and had been teaching them about the country for years, telling them, “Someday I will…