"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." – Albert Camus
Our Buddy Program fosters meaningful cross-grade relationships.
Our Buddy Program pairs younger grades with older grades so students develop meaningful relationships throughout the year with students in other age groups. Older students have genuine opportunities to be role models and leaders while younger children know they have special friends looking out for them.
Young students look forward to seeing their big-kid friends, and older students take pride in the responsibility that comes with becoming a big-kid buddy.
As soon as our students arrive at school, they head to the gym for Morning Meeting and sit with their buddies to listen to announcements and start their day. Other Buddy activities are built into our schedule once a month and include craft projects, playground time, reading books, community service, and sometimes just goofing around.