At SCS, leadership is about more than having a title. From organizing our School-wide Spirit Week to helping a new student find her classroom on the first day of school, our girls are encouraged to lead - and learn about leading - within and beyond the School's walls.
The Leadership Program combines instruction and hands-on experience which spans the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. Classroom curriculum, student leadership conferences, topic-specific workshops, leadership retreats and trips, and local, national, and international service projects are all components of a student's leadership development at SCS.
Structured leadership opportunities begin as early as Grade 4 where students have the opportunity to mentor younger students as a reading buddy. Other early leadership opportunties are the Mentorship and Peer Tutoring programs, where girls in Grade 6 can become tutors. Middle School students are encouraged to build on their leadership capabilities initiated in the Junior School by participating in student government and a wide range of special interest clubs. Volunteers and elected representatives help lead community work, the School's EcoTeam and organize special events. In the Senior School, there are a wide range of student-run groups and activities providing leadership opportunities for students in a vast array of interests. In her graduating year, each student will hold a formal leadership role so that she can practise and refine her leadership capabilities.
At the end of their time at St. Clement's, students will have received formal leadership training and multiple opportunities to put that training into practice - learning by leading.