The Dining Commons

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Lunchtime at Meadowbrook is not just another traditional school lunch! It is a daily experience that builds friendships and a sense of belonging. There are no impersonal lunch lines here and there are no trays to be carried while looking for a seat. Meadowbrook's lunch is served family-style.

One of the most enduring traditions at Meadowbrook is lunchtime in the Dining Commons. Each day students and faculty sit together in mixed grade groups to share a warm freshly prepared lunch served “family style” to each table by 5th and 6th-grade servers. 

Each month the students rotate to a different table so that they can spend time eating with other students and teachers, explore their interests, meet family members (who have an open invitation to lunch), and practice the art of conversation. 

5th and 6th graders help younger students every day, whether it is serving them another ladle of soup, or getting them another serving of food. 
 Visit the Buddies, Leaders, & Greeters page to read more about the special relationships between the older and younger students. 

Friendship, camaraderie and a sense of responsibility and service create this community coming together each day and sharing. It all feels like a real family. 

This is what makes lunchtime at Meadowbrook something unique and very special.