Academics

Middle School

Guiding and caring for students through their transition from childhood to adolescence is a major goal at St. Clement's School. Middle School students gain responsibility, independence, and confidence as they develop personal and academic skills. Challenging experiences help encourage each student's meaningful progression across the sixth through eighth grade years.

The Middle School academic program is departmentalized. The core curriculum includes academic courses in English, history, mathematics, science, and Spanish. The entire curriculum seeks to develop speaking, writing, critical and creative thinking, and problem solving skills in addition to constructing knowledge in the subject areas. Please see the grade level detail for elective offerings.

Because students need strong bodies to fuel strong minds, all Middle School students have a daily recess period. "Free play and exploration are, historically, the means by which children learn to solve their own problems, control their own lives, develop their own interests, and become competent in pursuit of their own interests." (Gray)

The Middle School implements a block schedule with classes meeting at least three times weekly to encourage the following outcomes:
  • Offering quality curricular programs at a less hectic daily pace
  • Increasing opportunities for student to discover concepts for themselves
  • Broadening teaching assessment strategies
  • Increasing interactive, multi-sensory, research-informed learning activities

Middle School Classes

List of 3 items.

  • 6th Grade

    At the sixth grade level, in addition to their core courses, sixth grade students attend rotating enrichment classes in Christian education, speech communications, technology, and visual art. They participate weekly in writing workshop and flexsquad, which is a class designed to strengthen study skills and enrich mathematics studies. Sixth grade students may choose to take physical education or orchestra.
  • 7th Grade

    At the seventh grade level, in addition to their cores classes, students choose elective classes in the areas of visual art, digital media, health, journalism, vocal music, orchestra, physical education, and speech/public speaking. They participate weekly in writing workshop. All seventh and eighth graders also take semester long classes in Christian education and technology.
  • 8th Grade

    At the eighth grade level, in addition to their cores classes, students choose elective classes in the areas of visual art, digital media, health, journalism, vocal music, orchestra, physical education, and speech/drama. They participate  in writing workshop. All seventh and eighth graders also take semester long classes in Christian education and technology.

Middle School Teaching Staff

List of 20 members.

St. Clement's Parish School

St. Clement's School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the Texas Education Agency through the Texas Private School Accrediting Commission (TEPSAC).