In one of our most popular and cherished ACS traditions, all fifth through eighth grade students mentor a “Little Buddy” in Begindergarten (pre-school) through first grade.
Buddies are matched up at the beginning of the year and the relationships are nurtured all year long through periodic visits and activities on campus pairing the older and younger children. The Big Buddies join their Little Buddies in classrooms, read to them and sit with them for special lunches. They also partner with them in school activities including the Fund Run, Halloween Parade and Thanksgiving Feast.
The Big Buddies Program is integral to our Character and Competence curriculum, fostering the close, caring and kind relationships that abound at our school, affording role models to the younger children and eagerly anticipated leadership opportunities to children entering the upper Elementary and Middle School grades.