Each student at OLMC is assigned to a School Family when they join our school. Each School Family consists of 8-10 boys and girls who are not related, one from most grades TK-8. Each has an a Patron Saint and an assigned classroom where they meet for school family activities throughout the school year. Activities are conceived and led by the oldest students, who assist, guide and watch over the younger students.
Activities focus on our Catholic Identity and include holiday celebrations (All Saints Day, Christmas, Easter Triduum), and Community Outreach activities (such as assembling goodie bags for hospitalized children at Halloween or decorating Valentine's Day bags for a homeless shelter luncheon).
Students remain in the same school family throughout their OLMC education, so the TK and Kindergarten students eventually become the 7th and 8th grade leaders of group activities. This continuity enables our students to form lasting friendships outside of their own grade. Younger children are exposed to peer role models and mentors, while older children develop leadership and caring skills. By forging bonds across all ages, the School Family tradition helps us create a safe, cohesive, and caring community among our student body.