Dear St. Clement’s School Community:
I am honored to have been invited to St. Clement’s School as the new Head of School. Being an active member of the Church of St. Clement, I love St. Clement’s School and look forward to working with the students, parents, faculty, administration, Board of Trustees and Church community. I pledge to you that I will work hard to provide the best learning environment possible so that your children will continue to receive the very best educational experience possible as well as the benefits of the outdoor education, fine arts, and athletic programs.
I believe that St. Clement’s School has the very best in its faculty. One of the school’s strengths is the overall preparation of students for the high school of their choice and beyond. We continue to hear how well our students matriculate through high school due in large part to our students’ commitment to learning and the teachers’ dedication to teaching.
One of the richest learning opportunities that St. Clement’s School offers is daily chapel. In my opinion, chapel offers the most important curriculum of all. Chapel is a spiritual celebration that teaches our students the love that our Lord Jesus Christ holds for us. In chapel, we sing praises to God, learn truths from the Bible and pray. Chapel offers lifelong lessons that will be useful forever. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend our chapel services which begin at 8:05 A.M. each morning.
As I become more comfortable at St. Clement's School, I plan on introducing monthly “Coffee Meetings” with parents for the purpose of having lively question and answer sessions to build an understanding of issues from various points of view and to build strong and positive communication between the school and the community. More on this opportunity will be forthcoming within the next month. I will make every attempt to keep you informed about the school. I welcome every opportunity to visit with you to discuss the positive things happening at the school, as well as the challenging issues that may arise from time to time.
I believe school improvement must include input from our students and to this end I have started the “Head of School student advisory”. I will be selecting two students from each grade, 5th through 8th, on a voluntary basis to meet once a month for pizza and to discuss their viewpoints on our school.
Finally I want to take this opportunity to welcome all families new to St. Clement’s School. I know that you will soon grow to love our school and you will feel that you made the very best choice in becoming part of our family.
Dr. John T. Roskosky
Head of School