Faith Development and Enrichment

Students at St. Clare have a wide variety of opportunities to develop and grow in their faith, and our times of daily prayer together are only the beginning.

Catechesis and Theology
  • Students in Kindergarten-3rd grade attend Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) in the St. Clare Atrium.  CGS is a Montessori-based approach to catechesis.  In these classes, students in 2nd grade are also prepared to receive their First Reconciliation, and students in 3rd grade prepare to receive First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
  • Students in grades 3-5 participate in ongoing post-sacramental catechesis classes thruoghout the week.
  • Middle schoolers deepen their faith, ask questions and grow in their relationship with Christ through theology classes.
  • St. Clare uses the Ruah Woods curriculum as a part of K-8 catechesis and theology classes.
  • Students are led to explore and grow in virtues through the Disciple of Christ virtue building program.  Through this program all staff and students focus on one virtue per month and strive to grow in the practice of this virtue.

Liturgical Life

  • School-wide Mass each Wednesday morning at 8:15 am; families and friends of St. Clare are welcome to join the students for this weekly Mass
  • Opportunities to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation during Advent and Lent 
  • Praying the rosary as a school community in the month of October
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during Catholic Schools Week


  • Retreats for students preparing to receiving a sacrament
  • Mountain Madness Archdiocesan-wide retreat for middle school students
  • Girl Genius Retreat for 7th and 8th grade girls at the Cabrini Shrine
  • 8th grade class pilgrimage to Santa Fe

“Girl Genius” (7th-8th grade girls) & “Man Club” (7th-8th grade boys)

  • Middle school girls participate in Girl Genius, a weekly ENDOW study.  Here they learn about their own dignity as women made in the image and likeness of God, and they discuss how to form virtuous friendships and grow in leadership skills.
  • Middle school boys participate in Man Club, which is a program that mirrors Girl Genius, and is directed towards helping them to grow in their discipleship as virtuous young men.
  • Each child is encouraged to grow as they learn about virtues such as modesty, prudence, and self-control

Protecting God’s Children
The Archdiocese of Denver is committed to promoting a safe environment for the children and young people in our care. The primary responsibilities of the director are to ensure compliance with the American Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, to serve as the victim assistance coordinator for the archdiocese, and to act as the archbishop’s liaison to the Office of Child and Youth Protection of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Each fall, teachers present age-appropriate lessons to students aimed at keeping them safe. More information about Called to Protect can be found at