We hope you enjoy The Clarion, Carlthorp School's Literary Magazine. The magazine is a compilation of student works published by the Writing Club. Ms. Ho (5th Grade Teacher) and Francesca M. (6th Grade student and Editor-In-Chief) along with 22 other students worked hard throughout the first trimester to bring the publication to life.
On Saturday, February 1, four 6th Grade students and eleven Carlthorp School alumni from Northwestern, Harvard-Westlake, Brentwood, Marlborough, Windward, Archer, Loyola, Phillips Academy (Andover) and Choate (Wallingford), in conjunction with KidUnity, traveled to Iowa to experience the caucuses as student journalists.
On Monday, January 20, 2020, 170 CS parents, students, faculty and staff from 60 Carlthorp families participated in the first ever Carlthorp School Day of Service in honor of the national initiative to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This day off school was an optional day “on” for the CS community.
It’s 70 degrees and sunny on 4th and San Vicente, and the buzz on campus revolves around playing hockey. Unlike schools on the East Coast where the weather is conducive to a hockey tournament, Carlthorp students are happily competing in the annual Floor Hockey Tournament outdoors on the sport court. Twelve teams comprised of between eight and ten students in 3rd-6th Grades and typically one or two faculty/staff team members compete for the coveted title of Hockey Champion over the course of four weeks during lunch recess.
Throughout the school year the Carlthorp School librarians invite children’s authors and illustrators to speak to students about their craft and answer questions about what inspires them to write. Recently, Stuart Gibbs, author of the "FunJungle" series, the "Spy School" series, the "Moon Base Alpha" series, the "Last Musketeer" series, and the "Charlie Thorne" series joined us to speak to our 3rd - 6th Grade students.
The week of January 6, Carlthorp students were introduced to the music of Africa, in particular Ghana, by Mr. Sowah Mensah who joined us for a week-long musical residency focused on drumming and singing. Students learned about Ghanaian geography, people, and language as well as the role and function of music in traditional Ghanaian culture.
The classroom experience at Carlthorp School is student-led, experiential, and inquiry-based with activities designed to build confidence, facilitate problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and provide a strong foundation of gratitude, passion, empathy and a commitment to service.
Many families in the Carlthorp School community were impacted by the recent Getty Fires. During these October fires when families were evacuated and our community came together to support each other, one theme resonated with students, teachers, and parents alike... appreciation for the sacrifice and dedication of the first responders and firefighters.
On Friday, October 18, 2019, Carlthorp School celebrated STEM Day, a special day dedicated to blending science, technology, engineering, and math to highlight for our students that these four subjects can be taught through "experiential learning."