Mission, Philosophy and Introduction

Our Mission

St. Clement School is dedicated to providing a Catholic education built on a foundation of church teachings, family, and community support.

Our Philosophy

Each child is created in God's image and therefore has great dignity. St. Clement School ensures that dignity is respected by providing a quality elementary education designed to give each student the opportunity to reach his/her full potential.

By working closely with parents, the primary educators, the school seeks to instill a love of God and a love of learning. Children grow intellectually, spiritually, physically, socially, and emotionally in a safe, loving, nurturing environment grounded in Catholic teachings and traditions.


Parents are the child’s first and most important teachers. We at St. Clement School will work with you to provide a Catholic education that will benefit your child for the rest of his/her life. We ask that you read through this handbook and ask any questions that you might have to help you better understand the rules that parents and children will be asked to follow. The policies and regulations from the Policy and Regulation Manual for Schools of the Jefferson City Diocese are indicated by “DSP” as in “DSP 1305” which indicates where the policy is found in the manual. Diocesan regulation is indicated by “DSR” as in “DSR 1901” which indicates where the regulation is found in the manual. In some cases, local rules and regulations of St. Clement School follow some of the diocesan policies and are indented, written in different font with the first word written in bold print.

Following the Diocesan policies and regulations part of the handbook you will find rules and regulations that address needs here at St. Clement School.

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