Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program. Last year, students across America submitted nearly 320,000 original works.

Students’ submissions are blindly judged by leaders in the visual and literary arts. Jurors look for works that exemplify the Awards’ core values:  originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision.

With 94 years of history behind them, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has grown to be the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens. We are pleased that several St. Clare students chose to submit their work this year, and we are extremely proud to announce that the following 8th grade students have been recognized for regional awards:


Carts, photography, Gold Key

Ferris Wheel, photography, Gold Key

Chicken Pox, photography, Silver Key

Pick A Seat, photography, Silver Key

Pride, photography, Honorable Mention

Biking, photography, Honorable Mention

Street Flowers, photography, Honorable Mention


Maddie was also awarded a Silver Key at the national level for Carts.



Abstract Soul, photography, Silver Key

Splash, photography, Honorable Mention



Frost, photography, Gold Key

Paint, photography, Silver Key

Bicycle, photography, Honorable Mention



Revolution of Salvation: Trapped, Digital Art, Gold Key

Revolution of Salvation, Poetry, Silver key


Congratulations to all! We are very proud of your accomplishments and your dedication to the arts!


Please join us for our annual Open House on Sunday, January 28, from noon-2:00 p.m. We look forward to meeting you! Click here for more information.

For a sneak peek at a typcial day in kindergarten, please view the short video below. 

St. Clare School 2017-2018 Annual Appeal Update

Changing Lives Since 1914


November, 2017

Dear Friends,

We are just a few weeks into our Annual Appeal, and a very generous member of our community (who wishes to remain anonymous) has come forward with a gift of $5,000 to the St. Clare 1914 Society benefiting the Endowment.

Thank you!

We have already exceeded our goal of $20,000!  And we still have two months left!  If you feel moved to contribute to this year's appeal, please consider a gift to the 1914 Society today.  Gifts in the amount of $191.40 or above, or pledged monthly contributions in the amount of $19.14 for one or more years, qualify you for membership in this special group of legacy supporters.   

Over the last three years, earnings from the Endowment have gone to enhance our academic programs, provide tuition assistance to families in need, and help us meet our budget without significant tuition increases. We simply couldn’t do it without you.   

Remember....our goal is to reach $2M!
Every dollar you give to the Endowment during this year's appeal will help us reach that goal sooner. Help us build on this legacy of love and support for our current students — and future generations to come. 

Your gift can change a life.

Please click HERE to make a gift now, or send your gift to the school at 1807 SW Freeman St., Portland, Oregon  97219.  Questions?  Email

What is the Endowment Fund?

The St. Clare School Endowment is comprised of three interest-bearing funds which are invested in the Catholic Education Endowment Fund (CEEF) held by the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. The Mary Kate Booth Endowment Fund is one of these funds. Each of the funds was established exclusively for the benefit of St. Clare School to help ensure its long-term sustainability, and support the economic viability of Catholic education for all students attending St. Clare School. 

For more information on the Endowment, please click on Support St. Clare and select Endowment, or contact the school’s development department directly at Thank you for your support!


What a glorious day it was! Thank you to all who came out to Landon Farms Golf Club on October 6, 2017 to honor the memory of Mary Kate Booth, and support the Mary Kate Booth Endowment Fund that benefits St. Clare School. Langdon Farms Golf Club was especially beautiful that day, all dressed up to sparkle with yellow balloons as far as the eye could see. It was a truly spectacular day, and our community was greatly blessed.  

Yellow Ball Yellow Ball