We are a community at The Catholic Academy of Stamford.
In every sense of the word - families with teachers, students with their peers, parents together, The Academy seeks to build ties that bind for a lifetime.
One of our students’ favorite activities is the Buddy Program. Our grade 6-8 students spend time in class with our younger students. Bonds between the younger and older students are formed. Our younger students gain confidence in the future. Our older students gain sensitivity and learn more about helping others. CAS strengthens its sense of community from within.
“Buddies” read together in groups. Older students help the younger ones with English and math problems. Older students accompany younger students to Mass each week and sit with them during Mass. Our little buddies sure do look up to their older Buddies. Teacher-supervised, yet student performed, the Buddy Program provides relational time all students look forward to, and relationships that continue well-beyond elementary and middle school.