School Buddies is a program developed in an effort to foster community, compassion and responsibility. Older students are paired with younger students for various activities, such as Mass, reading activities, iPad centers, and monthly crafts and lunch organized by Student Government.
Older students practice responsibility and maturity as they work with younger students who depend on their leadership and compassion. Younger students adore their big School Buddies and enjoy working with them at various times throughout the week. School Buddies meet at least once a week for academic or creative small group work. Teachers of both grades work collaboratively to prepare a lesson to meet academic and social needs of both grade levels.