The purpose of the Buddy Program is to encourage older children to be role models for younger students 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 Our Lady of Fatima Academy 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 once a week to attend Mass, walking in and worshiping together. The buddies have multiple opportunities on special occasions throughout the school year to play, pray and collaborate together.