During this exciting time of transition, we focus on the social, emotional, and cognitive needs of early adolescence. Our girls are challenged academically by innovative, cross-discipline programming and skill building with opportunities for enrichment. Our Middle Schoolers take on increasing leadership responsibilities as Student Council and House representatives, as well as representatives for their grades on whole school committees. They have more opportunities to lead and learn from our junior and senior girls through co-curricular activities and school events.

Transitioning to independence

Middle School Curriculum

Overview

Middle School at St. Clement’s is a time for students to collaborate, to explore, to take risks and to have fun while learning together. Guided by a dedicated team of teachers, our Middle School girls develop critical thinking skills through interdisciplinary study, while strengthening organizational and study skills. Our Middle School model respects the developmental needs of these special years, ensuring that our girls are both challenged and supported.

LincWell

for Middle School

During their years of early adolescence and transition, students benefit from important support to manage the social and emotional changes of the middle years. Homeform teachers greet our girls every morning, ensuring their day gets off to a good start.

Unique to SCS, LINC7 and LINC8 comprise a Middle School program emphasizing work habits, study strategies, and metacognitive skills. This helps our girls to develop teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. As students transition to Grade 9, their last year in the Middle School, each girl is paired with a LINCWell Counsellor who remains their guide and support throughout the remainder of their time at SCS, ultimately working with her as she researches and applies to universities.

Experience SCS

Beyond the Classroom

Our Middle School girls are encouraged to be engaged both inside and outside the classroom, benefitting from a wide range of co-curricular activities. The School offers a vast array of student-led clubs, in addition to athletic and artistic opportunities. Some of these opportunities include Debating, the Middle School Dramatic production, Middle School Math Club and Intermediate Choir and Band.

Experiential Education

Our Middle School students access a variety of trips and exchanges that enhance their learning outside of the classroom. Each September, students in Grades 7 to 9 participate in adventures beyond the School, helping to develop important ties and friendships among our girls. Students are guided through activities that deepen their understanding of teamwork, group dynamics and leadership in order to help them become productive members of the Middle School community.

Other experiential education opportunities include an alternating March Break Service Trip and Mother Daughter trip, a Young Round Square conference and exchange opportunities to other schools.

Leadership

Leadership at St. Clement’s School is taught and nurtured throughout our girls’ time at the School. Within the Middle School, our girls are encouraged to make a positive change in the community while becoming role models for younger students in the Junior School. Leadership is discussed and fostered within the LINC7 and LINC8 curriculum, and is also fostered through participation in Student Council, House events, clubs, and community volunteering opportunities.