WNS students interact with multiple grade levels and faculty and staff through our grade-level Buddy Program and Family Groups. The Buddy Program meets regularly and allows students in lower and older grades to interact and practice mentoring starting in the fourth grade. Our twenty Family Groups include children from all grades and faculty or staff advisors. The groups remain the same throughout a child's time at WNS, adding new students as they join our school. Seventh and eighth grade students serve as leaders of the groups. Core Group, composed of middle school students, plans activities and provides instruction for the leaders. Family Groups engage in a variety of activities, including Breaking Bread at Thanksgiving and community service projects.