K-5 Program in Saratoga Springs, NY
St. Clement’s offers a challenging K-5 academic environment based upon New York Standards. Class sizes range between 16 and 20 students. There are two sections of each class. School begins at 7:55am and concludes at 2:00pm daily. An Extended Day Program is offered until 5:30pm for an hourly rate. Registration begins during Catholic Schools Week (which is usually the last week of January).
Tuition is billed in a ten month cycle beginning in July through the FACTS Tuition Management Company.
Currently we are working to align our curriculum with the Common Core Standards in ELA and Math. New York State tests are administered in Grades 3, 4 and 5. Students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 take the NYS English and Language Arts (ELA) test and the Mathematics test. Students in Grade 4 also take the Elementary Science Test. Results of this testing program are used by the teachers to adjust curriculum, identify students for remediation and identify students for enrichment activities. Parents receive the results of their child’s performance on all standardized tests administered by the school.
Our Core Curriculum of Religion, Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies is enhanced by a strong cultural arts program. Students participate in Library, Spanish, Technology, Music and Art classes weekly.
We also offer Junior Great Books, Math and Science Club, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, Young Scholars, Saturday Scholars and Project Enrich.
The St. Clement’s School community believes that a Catholic school is one in which the teachings of Jesus Christ are integrated into the day-to-day curriculum and social fabric of school life. The strength of our school comes from the Catholic faith that the staff, students and community share. We aspire to have our students develop a way of living that embodies the life of Jesus Christ.
The staff and students of St. Clement’s have many opportunities to pray and demonstrate their Catholic Faith. These opportunities include: morning prayer assemblies, seasonal prayer services, school-wide liturgies, celebration of the Sacraments of First Eucharist and Reconciliation for Grade 2 students and a Graduation Retreat for Grade 5 students.
Our Pastor, Father Paul Borowski, as well as Father Timothy Keating and Father Arthur Tuttle, celebrate the liturgy and special prayer services with us. The St. Clement’s School community has a strong partnership with parish, school and home.
Demonstrating our Faith
St. Clement’s School supports many charitable endeavors including:
- Monthly donations to the food pantry
- Donations of clothing from unclaimed lost & found
- Empty Stocking Project
- The Giving Tree
- Baby Bottles for BirthRight
- Shoes for the Shoeless
- Slippers for the Elderly
- Blankets & Sheets for the Homeless Shelters
- Hurricane Relief Fund
Activities & Athletics
Students may choose from a wide variety of activities such as:
- St. Clement’s Biddy Basketball (grades K-5; co-ed)
- CYO Basketball (grade 5; boys & girls teams)
- Chorus (grades 4-5; co-ed)
- Girl/Boy Scouts
- Piano Lessons
- Ski Club
- After School Enrichment Program
- Drama Club
- Art Club