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
McGraw Hill History
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:
Speech and Drama
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.