In one of our most popular and cherished Sea Crest traditions, older students serve as mentors for a “Learning Buddy” in the younger grades. Buddies are matched at the beginning of the year, and the relationships are nurtured all year long through regular visits and activities on campus pairing the older and younger children. The Big Buddies join their Little Buddies in a variety of classroom-based activities as well as outdoor play.
Students also partner with them in school-wide activities including the Halloween Parade and some of our weekly assemblies.The Learning Buddies Program is an integral part of our social-emotional teaching, fostering the close, caring, and kind relationships that abound at our school. The program gives younger children an academic and social role model, and provides new and exciting leadership opportunities to children entering the upper Elementary and Middle School grades.