St. Clement's School
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|St. Clement's School|
|School type||Private Day Girls'|
|Grades||1 to 12|
|Average class size||21|
St. Clement's School (SCS) is an Anglican independent school for girls in Toronto, Canada. The school was founded in 1901 by Reverend Canon Powell, and was originally co-ed. Students at SCS are often referred to as Clementines.
The school completed a new addition to the building in 2006, which was funded by the Bigger Blazer Campaign, that doubled the space for the students. The renovation included a new gym, performance hall, library and many other improvements.
Houses at St. Clement's School are named after four Royal British houses: York (yellow, lion mascot), Stuart (green, frog mascot), Windsor (purple, walrus mascot) and Tudor (red, elephant mascot). The House Cup is awarded to the house that has the most points at the end of the school year.
There are five days in a school year which specifically celebrate the houses. Each house has a special day, and at the end of the year, there is all house day. On each house day, and on some other days like the Terry Fox Run, students will wear either their houses', or the house whose day it is, colours to school over their uniform. Students also may wear the house day's theme.
Collecting house points can be done by attending clubs, being a peer-to-peer tutor or attending house events. Some of the house events include house badminton, house soccer, and the coveted ping pong tournament. Points won at house events will go to your house, while points from clubs and tutoring will go to you personally. Students with 150, 300, 450 or 600 house points will receive a special award at the end of the year.
Other ways for houses to collect house events is through house challenges on house days, cheer-offs and special house activities, such as house Alice™, house ping-pong and house benchball.
The Student Leadership Program combines instruction and hands-on experience and spans the Junior, Middle, and Senior Schools. Junior School students have the opportunity to be a mentor to a younger student as a reading buddy, starting in grade 4. Other early leadership opportunities are the Mentorship and Peer Tutoring programs, where girls as young as grade 6 can be tutors. This program, which continues all the way to grade 12, helps girls recognize that leadership can be a collaborative experience.
Students are encouraged to improve their leadership capabilities by participating in student government and a wide range of special interest clubs. They also elect representatives to lead charitable work, organize special events, and fill key roles in school life. Many of the students also serve as school ambassadors, and you will meet some of these young leaders when you tour the School.
Clementines are encouraged to lead—and learn about leading—within and beyond the School’s walls. Student leadership conferences, topic-specific workshops, leadership retreats and trips, and international and local service projects are all components of SCS leadership training.
For students in grades 9–12, there is a wide range of student-run activities providing leadership opportunities in their areas of interest. Student Council, made up of representatives from grades 7–12, is led by four students elected from the Graduating Class. Our elected leaders—Head Girl, Sports Captain, House Captain, Arts Captain, Prefects, and House Heads — work tirelessly to inspire school spirit and lead initiatives.
The capstone of the Student Leadership Program is the leadership position held by every student in her graduating year, so that she can practise and refine her leadership capabilities. In recognition of their leadership, all Graduating Year students are eligible for the Graduate’s Leadership Award, which is based on a consistent record of academic commitment, leadership, mentorship, and citizenship. Candidates work closely with their assigned staff advisors, who provide guidance and support.
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Clubs and activities
Activities and clubs offered by the school include the Philosophy Club, Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Ontario Model Parliament and the Classics Club (which brings students to the Ontario Student Classics Conference at Brock University every year). A list of all the clubs and activities offered by the school can be found here.
Interschool Athletic Teams
- Alpine Skiing
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Ice Hockey
- Track and Field
LINCWell is a comprehensive program of enrichment and support for all students. All students have a guidance counsellor whom they can go to for support at times with busy schoolwork and planning their futures. LINCWell also helps with important life skills (such as organization), and it promotes mental health through relaxing activities like yoga.
Edsby is a website that is used by the St. Clement's community. Students, teachers, staff and parents log into their accounts to keep up to date on school events and classes. Announcements are posted in the School Talk page, where all members of the St. Clement's Edsby account can view them. However, there are pages that are not viewable to everyone unless they are a member of the page. For example, if one is in the Senior Concert Band, they are requested by the band teacher to join the page for updates.
Teachers regularly update their course pages for a digital copy of the work covered during class. They also post the required homework and upcoming summatives.
Students may find Edsby useful for keeping up to date on their schoolwork, and it provides a helpful schedule with both classes and assignments.
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