The Buddy Program at Cascades Academy matches 5th-12th grade students with students in pre-kindergarten through 4th grade. Together, the students participate in assemblies, fun outings, silent readings, and shared meals. This bond nurtures the kind and caring characteristics of our older students and provides them with much-needed mentoring opportunities. Younger students look up to their older buddies with admiration and respect and have the opportunity to get the inside scoop on what it's like to be in an upper grade.
I love that my kids are treated as special individuals. They feel loved by their teachers. I also love the contact they have with older children and how sweet and supportive those older children are.
-Lower School Parent