The purpose of the Buddy Program is to encourage older children to be role models for younger students and to help students meet high schoolwide learning expectations as they prepare to attend high school. We ask the older buddies to model the characteristics of Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School students: to be faith-filled Catholics, lifelong learners, effective community members and globally responsible citizens.
Students in each grade level are paired with students at a lower grade level during the school year. The buddies get together monthly to attend Mass, walking in and worshiping together, then walking back to class together. They also meet regularly for reading time in the library as well as special holiday celebrations and other fun in-class activities.