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Compassionate Leadership In a Contentious Climate

By Megan Wells | October 13, 2021

CLS Head of School, Dr. Jeff Bogaczyk, was asked to present at BBCON, a national conference put on by Blackbaud, a technology solutions company. The topic he will be speaking on is Compassionate Leadership in a Contentious Climate and will discuss how leaders today face a world of increasing contention. Social issues, COVID concerns, and…

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Differentiated Learning

By LeeAnn Peden | October 12, 2021

Christian Life School (CLS) has established, for the past 20 years, a differentiated academic learning environment. It provides academic support for students who experience challenges in their executive functioning skills and individuals who are diagnosed with a specific learning challenge. This blog post will explore how differentiated learning is different from tutoring.    By definition,…

Spiritual Emphasis Week: Spiritual Survivor

By Megan Wells | September 24, 2021

Christian Life School’s annual Spiritual Emphasis Week was held September 15-17. With many hours spent in prayer seeking God’s direction for this event, the Spiritual Formations Department felt lead to title the series “Spiritual Survivor.” Department Coordinator, Karen Brown, said that “our desire was that God would grip the hearts of many students and radically…

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Connection Important at CLS

By Megan Wells | September 21, 2021

After over a year of feeling very disconnected due to the pandemic, Christian Life School decided it was time to take advantage of their in-person learning and re-connect with their families. They are doing this through an umbrella of initiatives launching this 2021-2022 school year called CLS Connect! With a plan to include even more…

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Senior Retreat

By Megan Wells | September 1, 2021

With a goal to connect the senior class as they enter their final year at Christian Life, this week 12th graders enjoyed a fun-packed day of fellowship to kick things off. Put on by the Spiritual Formations Department, Mr. Matt Short said “we believe the seniors are the role models of the school and wanted…


By Karen Cervantes | August 5, 2021

This summer, Mackenzie VanDixhorn ’20, had the opportunity to work for Young America’s Foundation (YAF) at the Reagan Ranch. YAF is a youth organization founded in 1969, committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values. The Reagan…

Raising Kids in a Social Media World

By Megan Wells | July 29, 2021

Using social media websites as a form of entertainment and communication is one of the most common activities of today’s children and adolescents and as you can imagine, challenging to monitor at home and at school. This is the first generation being raised with social media available at their fingertips constantly, but through this unavoidable…

Local Fun this Summer

By Megan Wells | July 14, 2021

The first day of school is right around the corner, but if you are still looking for fun activities to try out with your kids this summer, we’ve got you covered! Our intern, Alyssa, is home from college for the summer and has put together a list of fun and low-cost activities to fill up…

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Rolling out of Physics

By Megan Wells | June 17, 2021

CLS Upper School students closed out their unit on energy with an exciting build-your-own roller coaster final project instead of an exam. Using marbles and other limited supplies, they demonstrated their knowledge from class to create their own mini roller coaster rides full of different loops and jumps. They were then able to observe their roller coasters…

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Final Daze at CLS

By Alyssa Bogaczyk | May 27, 2021

Last week, CLS teachers hosted ‘Final Daze,’ a 3-day set of final exam study sessions to give students some last-minute help to prepare for their tests. The sessions were held in the Learning Success Center (LSC) from 3:35 to 4:15 in the afternoon on May 19, 20 and 24 with different classes featured each afternoon. Teachers were…

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Searching for the right school can be a lengthy process requiring careful research. Christian Life School has developed an eBook to help with the process. We've provided a resource that every parent can take with them and use to assess whether a particular school meets their standards.

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