“A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.” –Isadora James
Sisterhood at NDP is a very important part of the Middle Level experience! Our Sisterhood Program helps to create a loving community for the girls to grow in a faith-filled and supportive environment. Throughout their three years in our middle school, all students are placed in Advisories which are further grouped across grade levels to create Middle Level “families.” We create these families in order for the girls to make connections and build friendships both within their grade and across grade levels.
To help foster meaningful connections throughout the school year, the girls take part in different activities such as “Dancing with the Saints,” service efforts, and fun social activities during lunch. The Sisterhood Program has also been infused into other events like STEAM challenges. As moderators, Middle Level faculty work together to model friendship for the girls as well. The girls have given us much positive feedback about the Sisterhood Program, and we are excited to see the program grow!
“I think it is pretty cool that we do a lot of activities together with the older girls. It creates a bond between us, and I didn’t have that in my old school. So, I’m very excited about having our card making activity tomorrow.” –Brisa H. grade 6
“Sisterhood encourages us to learn more about other people and to make friends that have different interests than you!” –Caroline B. & Fifi S. grade 7
“We meet a lot of new people and even though I met girls at tech camp and during other activities, the Sisterhood Program brings us closer.” Ella R. grade 8
“It definitely allows you to interact with everyone…girls from the different grades… and pushes you to go outside your comfort zone.” –Stavroula F. grade 8
Blog post contributors: Christian Leitch ’93, ML art teacher, and Jess Finkelstein, ML guidance counselor.