St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

Big Rocks Little Rocks

Big Rocks Little Rocks is a very successful mentoring program which involves nearly every student in the school.  Each student in DK through 5th grade is a Little Rock who is paired with a Big Rock, an older student in grades 6-12.  


Big Rocks sit with their Little Rocks in church; they help them with various projects through the school year; and they serve as role models to the younger students.


Little Rocks enjoy going to games and cheering on their Big Rocks; they love seeing them in the hallways; and they are always warmly greeted and recognized when they cross paths outside of the school.


Big Rocks Little Rocks is only possible because our unique situation---all of our students from pre-school through 12th grade are housed in one building---just like a family!