No K-8 school can truly succeed without fostering a warm, loving, and supportive community that makes everyone - students, teachers, faculty, and families alike - feel welcomed and included. At Meadowbrook, that spirit of community takes many forms, such as positive, substantive interactions between and our older and younger students that range from physically supporting each other on ropes courses to eating mixed-grade lunch tables. These moments of engagement solidify bonds of friendship across grades while imparting essential life lessons about empathy, kindness, maturity, and leadership.