LdVCS’s students are part of a cross-age group (K-6) of students headed by a teacher in a “Family.” Students remain with the same “Family” throughout their years at LdVCS. This program allows everyone the opportunity to know students of all ages. The goal of “Families” is to build relationships and acceptance of others with different ages, interests, and abilities. “Family” activities promote learning and working collectively as a group and provide opportunities for older students to assist and nurture students who are younger than they are, allowing for the understanding and appreciation of one another.