Senior School:Grades 10-12.
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.
A Day in The Life at our Senior School
Senior SchoolAcademics & Curriculum
Senior School is a time for deeper exploration, marked by continued academic growth and ongoing leadership opportunities. Students continue to immerse themselves in deep, subject-specific content, and connect learning across subject lines.
The diverse subject offerings and student-centred teaching methods allow students to concentrate their learning in areas of personal interest. Girls learn to use collaboration, feedback, and reflection to engage in critical issues which will continue to impact them beyond SCS’s walls.
Senior School students actively participate in and provide leadership to a rich program of co-curricular activities. Many student-led clubs are offered to both Middle and Senior School girls, allowing those in Grades 7-12 the opportunity to interact and mentor each other. Clubs and activities for Senior School students include Book Club, Dance Club, Film Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance, DJ workshops, Science Clubs, Debating and Public Speaking, and many more.
On the court or outside, Senior School students can participate in many different sports. Teams at the Senior level include Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Slo-pitch, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball.
Girls interested in developing and sharing their artistic skills have the opportunity to do so through participation in our Choirs, Bands, dramatic productions, the Lumina Design show, and in Assemblies.
Far beyond the core curriculum content, a key component of the program at SCS is the development of values, attitudes, and habits towards learning.
This development is supported by our innovative LINCWell (Learning, Individualization, Nurturing, Creativity, and Wellness) approach.
Examples of LINCWell in action in the Senior School include: the Student Wellness Committee, work with jack.org, and workshops held throughout the year.
Beyond the Classroom
To develop lifelong learners and girls who will impact the world after their time at St. Clement's, learning doesn't stop at the classroom door.
You'll find Clementines engaged in the community in a variety of ways. Grade 10-12 students can join the Horizons program, becoming reading buddies at a local elementary school. Public school students are invited to St. Clement's over March Break for a camp held by SCS volunteer counsellors. Students have been involved with supporting charitable organizations through the School, including: Syrian refugees, Camp Cucumber, Sheena's Place, the Maddie Project, and Period Purse. Through Lumina - our annual student-run fashion show - students create and model designs, with proceeds supporting arts-based charities. Annual book, food, and clothing drives engage the students in helping their communities.
Our students develop leadership skills.
The skill development and learning experiences conclude with a leadership experience in Grade 12, which may be a formal role leading a co-curriciular, club, council, committee, or a competitive team. Students in Grades 11 and 12 serve as School Ambassadors (to welcome prospective Clementines), and mentors for Middle School students.
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 Grades 11 and 12 students a choice of 18 AP subjects, including Art History, Biology, Calculus, French, and Chemistry. St. Clement’s students consistently 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.
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