Across the school, students in older grades are paired with students in younger grades.
During designated buddy time, buddies work together on a project, share work with each other and/or participate together in an element of school life.
By graduation, all grades have been paired, which allows the kids to forge strong connections to each other throughout the school.
The buddy program helps to foster connections between students at varying age levels. The purposes of the program are to:
- give students in grades 4-8 leadership opportunities, in which they can be role models for the younger students, while providing the younger students with academic and social mentors
- Provide meaningful social and academic learning experiences across grades
- Build rapport and connections between grades
Each student in grades K-4 is paired with an older buddy and each student in grade 4-8 is paired with a younger buddy:
Assembly periods are reserved each month for buddies and teachers may also schedule additional activities.