A History of St. Clement
“Non Sibi Sed Omnibus”
“Not for Oneself, but for All”
History of Academic Excellence and Catholic Values
In September, 1925, the long-held dream of the Reverend Thomas F. McCarthy, Pastor of Saint Clement Parish, came true: the opening of Saint Clement High School. Led by Sister Mary Ester as Principal and a faculty of Sisters of Saint Joseph, a culture of academic excellence and Catholic values was forged.
For over nine decades, Saint Clement Parish Schools have brought forth values that are firmly based on our Catholic tradition. At Saint Clement School we are committed to developing a morally aware, independent thinker–a student capable of thinking, judging, and acting with logical and ethical reasoning. We offer an environment that provides the opportunity for a deepening of faith, giving the student a base for spiritual reflection that will last a lifetime. There is no greater gift to give to one’s child. Saint Clement School is committed to guiding students to achieve their full spiritual and academic potential.
Encouragement and Respect
Here at Saint Clement we foster a sense of community that incorporates self-respect and respect for others. Our teachers share in the daily responsibility for students’ formation through the example of their own behavior and through their support of students in the spiritual life of school.
Saint Clement’s structure and curriculum teach students how to study, how to establish long-term goals, how to be responsible for one’s own conduct and actions, how to work respectfully with others, and how to encourage the success of friends and peers.
We prepare students to be lifelong learners. Over 90% or our graduates go on to college. Many Saint Clement graduates attend colleges throughout the country: including Boston College, Wellesley College, Tufts University, Babson College, College of the Holy Cross, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The True Meaning of Community
At Saint Clement School we live our motto, “Non Sibi Sed Omnibus,” “Not for Oneself , but for All,” exemplifying the true meaning of community. This is seen through the student-to-student and student-to-faculty relationships. For many students, Saint Clement School has always been a “home away from home.” We pride ourselves on this closeness, where racial and cultural diversity are welcomed and celebrated.