Academie de la Capitale school spirit is fun and older grade students are great mentors. All members of the school come together at events and activities and celebrate successes that create a sense of togetherness. Various activities like spirit week where students dress up in line with days’ themes like reading buddies, where older elementary students are paired with younger ones for community reading time has benefits for both groups. There are also park buddies, which are science workshops where students from younger grades are also paired up with older kids. Our son who was in Grade 1 was paired up with a Grade 7 student for a Rube-Goldberg science project. It was a great fun learning experience for our child building a marble run machine using recycling material. They also write the school newsletter getting the kids from the younger grades involved.