One of the tangible benefits of a Junior Kindergarten through Grade 8 curriculum is the opportunity to create a community of students and familes across all grades. As our students progress through their school career, they thrive through the attention and support they receive as the youngest members on campus, and through the attention and support they give as mentors and leaders in the Middle School years.
The Saint Hilary School Buddy program pairs students in Grade 5 with “Tiger Cub” students in Primary Kindergarten, and students in Grade 6 with buddies in Kindergarten. These Buddy pairs are nurtured until the older student graduates and the younger student enters Grade 4. Buddy activities include special art projects, community service projects and field trips.
Our assemblies include quarterly awards ceremonies, as well as grade level specific and school-wide enrichment opportunities. Awards ceremonies are to recognize academic achievement, citizenship, and attendance. Enrichment assemblies include performances by guest artists and organizations, as well as the annual Elocution Contest, Geography Bee, and Jump a-thon.
A significant benefit to our school community is our participation in the so-called Toolbox Project. This social and emotional literacy program is a curriculum for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Using grade level appropriate language, children are introduced to twelve essential “tools” that provide necessary building blocks for developing self worth, self-control, respect for differences, and empathy for others. If you are a member of the Saint Hilary School Community, click on the link below for more details about the Toolbox Project.