The senior grades are a time for deeper exploration. Our enriched academic program is built on a strong core program, while creating flexibility to take an individualized curricular path. Each of our girls is supported along this path with her own LINCWell Counsellor, who provides both academic and personal counselling, as well as guidance throughout the university application process. Our formalized and integrated leadership training program for all senior students helps them to hone their skills, as they emerge as the leaders of SCS. In her graduating year, each student will hold a formal role so that she can practice her leadership style and collaborate with students in other grades.

Charting an individual path

Senior School Curriculum

Overview

Unique to St. Clement’s School, students in Grade 10 may take nine credit courses, allowing for increased flexibility as they progress through the grades. Our Grade 11 and 12 students broaden their intellectual horizons through the rigours of Advanced Placement, and exceed minimum Ontario Ministry requirements of 30 credits by the time they graduate.

As a result, St. Clement’s students are accepted into the programs and universities of their choice in Canada, the U.S., and internationally.

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Our AP Advantage

Advanced Placement (AP) courses continue our tradition of academic excellence at St. Clement’s School by providing our girls with an opportunity to learn at the university level. St. Clement’s is a leader in the delivery of the internationally recognized AP program. AP is the world’s largest and most recognized advanced curriculum program, sought out by universities around the world. AP courses allow our girls to take university-level courses while in high school. AP courses foster critical thinking, build academic preparedness, and help get our girls ready for the next step in their learning after SCS.

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Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma

Taking our offering of AP one step further, we were the first girls’ school in Canada to implement the innovative Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma. AP Capstone builds on discipline-specific AP courses through a challenging two-year program, beginning in Grade 11.

Our AP courses include

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Capstone - Research
  • Capstone - Seminar
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • European History
  • French Language
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
LincWell

for Senior School

LINCWell is a full school (Grades 1 to 12) approach designed to craft a school experience for each of our girls that is characterized by Learning, Individualization, Nurturing, Creativity, and Wellness (LINCWell.) LINCWell provides the foundation to everything we do at SCS, so that by the time our girls head out into the world beyond our School, they have developed into young women who are confidently poised to take on that world, in whatever way they choose.

Mindfulness and support are cornerstones of our program, helping students balanced an enriched academic program with a robust co-curricular life. Senior School programming includes our Grade 11 and 12 Transition to University Program; university planning; individualized counselling and life coaching; goal setting; and student workshops like financial literacy, nutrition, and technology and social media. This personalized support helps each of our girls realize their dreams at university and beyond.

Experience SCS

Beyond the Classroom

Senior School students actively participate in and provide leadership to a rich program of co-curricular activities at St. Clement’s School. Many student-led clubs are offered to both Middle and Senior School girls, allowing Grades 7 to 12 an opportunity to interact and mentor each other. Clubs and activities for Senior School students include Ontario Model Parliament, the French Culture Club, Guitar Club, Debating and Public Speaking, Pilates and Yoga, the Ontario Students Classics Conference and many, many more.

On the field or in the pool, Senior School students can participate in many different sports. SCS offers 13 athletic teams each year. Teams at the Senior level include Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball.

Girls interested in sharing their artistic flair have the opportunity to do so through participation in our Choirs, Bands, Senior School dramatic production, the Lumina Fashion Design Show, and more informal activities such as House plays.

Experiential Education

Experiential education is integral to SCS. It may be as close as an SCS classroom, or as far away as a volunteer opportunity halfway around the world. Our experiential education program includes volunteering at local organizations and schools; travelling to Moose Factory in Northern Ontario to further our partnership with the Moose Cree First Nation; outdoor adventure and cultural trips; international exchanges; credit courses abroad; The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; and meeting and working with people in other countries and on different continents as part of Round Square service trips and conferences. It also includes discussions with alumnae who return to SCS to share their experiences; guest speakers in the classroom; our annual Career Day; and co-operative education positions.

Leadership

Student-run activities provide a wide range of leadership opportunities for our girls. Student Council and other elected leaders — Head Girl, Sports Captain, House Captain, Arts Captain, Prefects, and House Heads — work to inspire school spirit and lead initiatives. Senior School students act as mentors to our younger girls, through interaction in various clubs, organized House events, and full-School assemblies.

In her graduating year, each student will hold a formal leadership role so that she can practise and refine her leadership capabilities.