Academics at SCS.
How We Teach & Learn Defines Us.
Our commitment to excellence in learning means being in tune with the world around us, and always looking ahead. In today’s changing, complicated, and ever-more-connected world, our girls can be successful in learning and in life only if they are able to think critically, be creative, make connections across subject areas, wrestle with complex issues and problems, and collaborate with many people of differing views.
The St. Clement’s experience supports and encourages this learning, preparing our girls for the future.
Most AP National Scholars of any independent school in Ontario
Canadian girls' school awarded the Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma
acceptance to top universities in the world
AP courses offered, one of the broadest programs in any girls' school in Canada
elective courses offered
value of scholarships offered to graduates in 2017
The St. Clement’s Diploma
The St. Clement’s Diploma extends our students’ learning beyond the minimum requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). We begin with a program of Reach Ahead credits in Grades 7 and 8 to ensure students have maximum flexibility in their senior years.
All students study French through to the end of Grade 9, and must take a second language course during Grade 10. All must take Math at the Grade 12 level. In addition to enriched academic requirements, the St. Clement’s Diploma requires students to complete 10 additional hours of community service in addition to the Ministry’s requisite 40 hours.
Beyond Our EnrichedAcademic Curriculum
Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement provides internationally recognized opportunities for students to experience university-level courses while in high school. AP courses encourage 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 18 AP subjects in Grades 11 and 12. St. Clement’s students consistently achieve at the highest level in AP results, and report that the AP experience contributes to their success at university. Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diploma St. Clement’s was chosen as 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 rigourous scholarly practice of the core academic skills that are fundamental to university success. AP Capstone builds on discipline-specific AP courses, cultivating curious, independent, and collaborative scholars through a challenging and exciting two-year program, beginning in Grade 11.
Library / Resource Centre
The Lassonde Library is a central hub for our community of learners. Students from Grades 1-12 share this collaborative and inviting space for classes and to access computer and library resources.
Beyond a formal learning space, our library is a gathering place for students and staff alike to come together to work and learn.
We believe that technology is an important component to leveraging and enriching student learning. With a focus on accessibility and flexibility, students and staff benefit from a balanced and integrated approach to technology and learning.
Our girls must be prepared for an ever-changing future – learning how to leverage social media for networking, representing themselves appropriately, and taking advantage of the positive opportunities that today’s technology provides.
Support, Nurture, & Enrich
Grades 1-6: Junior School
A time of discovery, marked by a strong foundation of academic skills, warm support, and a nurturing community. Strong foundations for lifelong learning are established.
– inquiring, exploring, collaborating, and problem solving
– academic program is enhanced by a full complement of co-curriculars
– academic and leadership role models and mentorship from girls in Grades 7-12
– participation, commitment, and enthusiasm are the keys to success
Use the arrows on the right of the picture to see more about the Middle and Senior Schools.
Grades 7-9: Middle School
A time of transition, marked by innovative programming, academic skill building, and strong support. Students are skilfully guided through the important transition years with LINCWell focusing on the social, emotional, and cognitive needs of early adolescence.
– opportunities for enrichment
– options for Accelerated French or Advanced Math
– Opportunity to earn up to five Reach Ahead credits upon entering Grade 9
– unique to SCS, students in Grade 9 take nine credit courses
Use the arrows on the right of the picture to see more about the Junior and Senior Schools.
Grades 10-12: Senior School
A time for deeper exploration, marked by continued academic growth and ongoing leadership.
– an enriching learning community where students are challenged in both academics and leadership
– a strong core program of English, French, Mathematics, and Science
– opportunities for enrichment, creative expression, and learning through innovation
Use the arrows on the right of the picture to see more about the Junior and Middle Schools.
LINCWell is a full school approach, designed to craft a school experience for each of our girls that is characterized by Learning, Individualization, Nurturing, Creativity, and Wellness.
School isn’t out for the entire summer – at SCS, we offer enrichment opportunities and summer school programming.
Beyond the Classroom
With opportunites to get involved in clubs, trips, and volunteering in the community, learning doesn’t stop at the classroom doors.
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