Our Senior School provides a vibrant and varied program that challenges our girls and prepares them for the ultimate transition to post-secondary education. Despite our small size, St. Clement’s School offers an exceptionally broad array of elective courses that enhance and enrich our strong core program. Students pursue their passions and create their own path with a wide range of opportunities in the arts, business, social sciences, computer science and technological design, and Classical and modern languages, along with a number of eLearning courses. In addition to these varied electives, our students are afforded an extensive array of Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

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 provides internationally recognized opportunities for students to experience university-level courses while in high school. AP courses foster critical thinking, build academic preparedness and foster success. St. Clement’s School is a leader in the delivery of Advanced Placement courses, offering students a choice of 19 AP subjects in Grades 11 and 12. Our students consistently achieve at the highest level in AP results, and report that the AP experience contributes to their success at university.

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Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma

In 2014, St. Clement’s School was chosen as one of only three independent schools, and the first girls’ school in Canada, to implement the Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma. This innovative diploma program provides students with an opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly practice of the core academic skills that are fundamental to university success. AP Capstone builds on discipline-specific Advanced Placement courses, and cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars through a challenging and exciting two-year program, beginning in Grade 11.

Our AP courses

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Capstone - Research
  • Capstone - Seminar
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language & Culture
  • 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

With care and nurturing from our LINCWell Counsellors and faculty, each one of our girls receives the guidance, expertise and support necessary to help her reach her academic and personal goals at and beyond St. Clement’s School.

LINCWell teaches students to learn well, lead well and live well through expertly developed workshops, courses and activities. Mindfulness and support are cornerstones of our program, helping students balance an enriched academic program with a robust co-curricular life. An emphasis on mental health and wellness, career planning and life skills develop independence and resourcefulness. Personalized academic and university counselling round out the LINCWell experience, helping 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 at SCS provides teaching and learning opportunities for individuals and groups to explore local, national and international communities, providing an important complement to the academic program. Opportunities in authentic external environments help our girls shape and broaden their perspectives, while learning to understand the important similarities and differences of people and places. Our girls become increasingly conscientious and reflective citizens who incorporate their experiential learning experiences into day-to-day life at SCS and beyond.

Senior School students participate in Round Square conferences and service trips, student exchanges, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, cultural trips, and local community experiences that foster our girls’ civic engagement.

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.