St. Clement Parish is located in beautiful, historic Lakewood, Ohio, on Lincoln Avenue (just north of I-90 west). It was established on April 27, 1922, to help meet the needs of Lakewood’s growing Catholic population. The parish celebrated its first Mass in the lower level of the new church building on December 25, 1922. The upper church was completed in April 1923 and the first Mass was celebrated in the upper church was on Easter, April 1, 1923.
In September of 1924, St. Clement School opened its doors to 350 students under the direction of the Sisters of St. Joseph. In 1947, a convent was built for 18 Sisters of St. Joseph on church premises. In 1958, six more classrooms were added onto the thriving school. After many successful years of providing quality Catholic education to its children, St. Clement School merged with the schools of St. Luke and St. James parishes in August of 2005 to become Lakewood Catholic Academy, now over ten years of successfully serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.