About

Mission

Corvallis Leadership Commonwealth is an interfaith educational community dedicated to finding mission, cultivating self-governance, and inspiring a generation of leaders to create positive change through transformational experiences.

Vision Statement

 

Corvallis Leadership Commonwealth serves families in the Mid-Willamette Valley area by offering phase-appropriate classes rooted in Thomas Jefferson Education principles and philosophy.  Through inspiring mentors, creative opportunities, and a supportive learning environment we believe in strengthening core values through play, building strong character through challenges, and learning self-governance through choice.  A commitment to core values and principles, as defined in A Thomas Jefferson Education, is an integral part of a meaningful education. When coupled with the classics, will result in individuals of all ages who are capable and confident in pursuing their life's missions, who find joy in learning and serving, and who are prepared to have a positive impact on the world around them.  Parents lead CLC by example as they mentor youth by sharing their passions, pursuing their own education, and increasing their capacity for positive change. Their rewards are in the form of satisfaction at being part of a bigger community outside their home where their contribution of time, energy and attitude leads to increased camaraderie and strengthening of family relationships.

 

We are Corvallis Leadership Commonwealth.  

  • we love learning

  • we build strong character and strong community

  • we practice self-governance

  • we are accountable to ourselves and others

  • we stand for freedom

Educational Philosophy

 

We believe in a leadership education as defined by A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille.  We believe in developing strong core values so young children can explore, create, and be inspired in a nurturing and safe environment.  As children grow we help strengthen their love of learning through exploration of many diverse subjects, inspiring children to thirst for more.  CLC provides educational opportunities for youth that are not easily provided at home. As youth move to Scholar phase, we offer Scholar Projects within a peer cohort that help them explore scholarly pursuits, develop skills and abilities needed to practice self-governance, and mentor them in the ways of statesmen, helping them discover their own mission and vision.  We support parents as they move through their educational and applicational phases to find and fulfill their personal mission as well.

Definition of a Commonwealth School

A group of sovereign families associated by their own choice and linked with common objectives and interests, a leadership education.

 

 

About

Vision  

We come together to inspire and support each other in pursuing a Thomas Jefferson-style education and in finding and living our missions.

Mission Statement:

Corvallis Leadership Commonwealth offers phase-appropriate classes rooted in the philosophy and principles outlined in A Thomas Jefferson Education*. We are a community that believes core values can be learned through work and play; strong character developed through challenge; and self-governance practiced through choice and accountability. We believe great mentoring occurs best when parents lead by example, inspiring the youth they mentor as they share their interests. Our community thrives on the active participation of all our members as we build friendships with one another and work together to create a supportive and inspirational learning environment for all.

*A Thomas Jefferson Education for the 21st Century” by Oliver DeMille

Morning Pledge

We are Corvallis Leadership Commonwealth.  

  • we love learning

  • we build strong character and strong community

  • we practice self-governance

  • we are accountable to ourselves and others

  • we stand for freedom

Definition of a Commonwealth School

A group of sovereign families associated by their own choice and linked with common objectives and interests, a leadership education.

Our Board of Directors

We are served by the CLC Board of Directors which changes each year.

 

President:  Amie Mecham                                           

​Vice-President:  Amber Beck                           

Principal Mentor:  Erin Dapp                            

Parent Representative:  Abby Wahl            

Secretary:  Lynn Applegate                                     

Treasurer and Facilities:  Sarah Dye