At St. Clement’s School, we encourage every student to be a leader, and we are committed to providing opportunities for all students to develop their leadership capabilities.
At St. Clement’s, leadership means more than being “in charge”—it ranges from organizing a school-wide Spirit Week to helping a new student find her classroom on the first day of school.
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.
Middle School 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. These 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 your daughter’s 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.
At the end of her time at St. Clement’s, your daughter will have received formal leadership training and multiple opportunities to put that training into practice—learning by leading.