Developing relationships is an integral part of the Valley School experience, and there is no better time to do so than over a meal. Our family-style lunches allow teachers and students from various grade levels within each division to get to know each other on a more personal level. Students share interests and experiences with those that they do not see during the course of their academic day, and the mixed groupings at each table promote friendships with children in other grade levels. Family-style meals provide teachers with the chance to engage in quality conversations with all children in their division.
Our lunch time mimics the family dinner table. The main dish and sides are served family-style at the table. Students have the opportunity to try new foods and expand thier paletes, and are encouraged to make balanced and healthy choices. Lunch time at Valley School serves as the foundation for bonding as a community.