The Cross-divisional Buddy Program, run through the Community Engagement and Experiential Learning Office, is one of the brightest examples of our One GDS campus. Now in Session 2 during its third year, buddies meet at least once per week for games, outdoor play, and other empathy-building activities.
Lower School Buddies
In a separate buddy partnership and longtime tradition, 4th grade and PK/K buddies have been meeting throughout the year for craft projects, storytime, and opportunities for general joy-sharing. The 4th graders learn leadership skills during their final year in Lower School and model for the younger students how to show kindness to peers, collaborate, and ask for help when needed.
View photos from their last get-together >>
Health Class Visits
Caitlin Hutcheon’s High School health students spent some time in Kindergarten this winter to remind themselves of the stress-relieving power of play. They drew pictures, built magnet towers, and laughed together with their young counterparts.