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 fifth through eighth-grade years.

Middle School students begin each day with Morning Meeting with an advisory teacher. Morning Meeting is designed to set the tone for the day and allow students time to prepare for a day of learning. Responsive Classroom practices are implemented schoolwide.

The Middle School academic program is departmentalized. The core curriculum includes English language arts, history, mathematics, science, and Spanish courses and
include the following programs:
All Things Algebra
enVision Mathematics
McGraw Hill History
STEMscopes
TCI Social Studies

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. Enrichment and elective choices are offered according to grade level. Students may elect to transfer credit for high school level courses upon graduation. Please see the grade level detail below for corresponding elective offerings.

Enrichment/Elective Courses include:
Advanced Technologies
Christian Education
Digital Art
Film
God Squad
Health
Journalism
Library
Music
Orchestra
Physical Education
Speech and Drama
Technology
Visual Art

Middle School students also participate in a service learning program to develop civic responsibility and to apply classroom learning to meaningful community outreach service projects.

Middle School Classes

List of 4 items.

  • 5th Grade

    Fifth graders focus on building organization, accountability, note-taking, and time management skills critical to achieving scholastic success. During this important transition from childhood to adolescence, milestones and accomplishments are celebrated. On our small, nurturing campus, our students have valued one-on-one contact with all their teachers. The faculty’s guidance and patience lay the foundation for self-confidence and purpose. Christian Education continues for each student in Middle School. In Mathematics, students will work on long division, multiplication, fractions, and decimals. English language arts includes grammar study, creative writing, novel study. History includes geography, and Science brings a focus to states of matter and engineering. Fine Arts include music and viusual art. Fifth graders also take P.E. and enjoy recess.
  • 6th Grade

    At the sixth grade level, in addition to their core courses and, sixth grade students attend P.E. and rotating enrichment classes in Christian education, speech communications, technology, and visual art. Sixth grade students may choose to take orchestra.
  • 7th Grade

    At the seventh grade level, in addition to their cores classes, students take P.E. and choose elective classes in the areas of visual art, advanced technologies, journalism, orchestra, and speech/drama. Seventh graders 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 and digital arts, health, orchestra, and speech/drama. Eighth graders also take semester long classes in Christian education and P.E.

Middle School Faculty

List of 22 members.

  • Photo of Emily Jo Cancellare

    Mrs. Emily Jo Cancellare 

    Middle School Division Head
    Texas State University - B.A. Mass Communication
    University of Texas at El Paso - Master in Education
  • Photo of Michele Becker

    Mrs. Michele Becker 

    Science Teacher
    University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Photo of Sonya Boureslan

    Sonya Boureslan 

    Orchestra Teacher
    University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelor of Performance/Music/Elementary Education
  • Photo of Jonathan Chase

    Mr. Jonathan Chase 

    History Teacher
    University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing/Psychology
  • Mr. Jorge Cobos 

    Physical Education Teacher
    University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
  • Mrs. Debra Crump-Toulet 

    Spanish Teacher
    University of Alabama Tuscaloosa - Bachelor of Arts in Communications
  • Mr. Adam Drake 

    Christian Education Teacher
    Howard Payne University - Master of Theology and Ministry in progress
    Howard Payne University - Bachelor of Christian Studies/Youth Ministry
  • Photo of Karla Henderson

    Mrs. Karla Henderson 

    Science Teacher
    Grand Canyon University - Master of Biology
    University of Texas at El Paso - Master of Education
    University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelor of Science
  • Ms. Trish Jacobes 

    Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher
    University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelor of Arts in English and Kinesiology
  • Mr. Terrence Johnson 

    Physical Education Teacher
    University of Texas at El Paso - Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
    University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelor in Communictions
  • Photo of Lizet Kuri

    Mrs. Lizet Kuri 

    Spanish Teacher
    Instituto Tecnológico de Ciudad Juárez - Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting
  • Photo of Paige Mandell

    Mrs. Paige Mandell 

    Academic Technology Specialist
    Wayland Baptist University - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Photo of Adam Menchaca

    Mr. Adam Menchaca 

    Mathematics Teacher
    Texas A&M University - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Photo of Melissa Miller

    Mrs. Melissa Miller 

    English Language Arts and Journalism Teacher
    University of Texas at El Paso - Master of Arts in Educational Leadership
    Minnesota State University Moorhead - Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Photo of Yoli Milliorn

    Mrs. Yoli Milliorn 

    Christian Education Teacher
    University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Music
  • Photo of Brenda Morrow

    Mrs. Brenda Morrow 

    Mathematics Teacher
    University of Texas at El Paso - Master of Education in Science
    University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Photo of Lourdes Olivas

    Mrs. Lourdes Olivas 

    Spanish Teacher
    University of Texas at Arlington - Master of Social Work
    New Mexico State University - Bachelor of Social Work
  • Photo of Robyn Pelking-Chavez

    Mrs. Robyn Pelking-Chavez 

    Mathematics, Music, Speech/Drama Teacher
    Full Sail University - Bachelor of Science in Music Production
    University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Photo of Michelle Villalobos

    Ms. Michelle Villalobos 

    English Language Arts Teacher
    University of Texas at El Paso - Master of Arts in English and American Lit.
    University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelor of Arts in English and American Lit.
  • Photo of Mabel Weber

    Mrs. Mabel Weber 

    Visual Art Teacher
    UACJ - Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • Photo of Sharon Yelder

    Mrs. Sharon Yelder 

    History Teacher
    University of Texas at El Paso - Master of Education
    University of Texas at El Paso - Bachelor of Business Administration Management
  • Photo of Priscilla Pelking

    Mrs. Priscilla Pelking 

    Director of Curriculum and Innovative Technology
    University of Texas at El Paso - Master of Education
    Baylor University - Bachelor of Science in Education

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).