Family-style dining gives students opportunities to get to know and appreciate each other, make new friends, and socialize with teachers and students of different ages.
"Many of us think of USM as a family school, like when the students sit down for lunches together. Those traditions of talking, communicating, and being respectful when you're eating, it's wonderful to watch kids interacting that way outside the classroom. In many ways, it's a classroom itself."
Activities such as Grandparents and Special Friends Day, Upper School "Study Buddies," writing letters to pen-pals, and participating in service days encourages relationships between adults and students of all ages. Learn more about Grandparents and Special Friends Day.
The Before and After School Program is designed for Lower School students from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on school days. The program provides a safe "neighborhood," where children are free to unwind and get together with friends, eat a snack, do their homework, join in an activity, or play on the playgrounds. Learn more about our Before and After School Program.