StudyBuddies is an affordable after school program that assists students from grades K–8 by developing learning strategies designed to increase a stronger understanding of grade level curriculum.

In other words: we help students stay on track. We’re always taking new students. Contact the church office for current registration forms.

Here are 5 things you should know about us:


We take pride in hiring only highly-qualified teachers and staff that are committed to working within each child’s comfort zone to ensure optimal social and educational growth. We offer small classes and one on one tutoring.


Students arrive at approximately 3:00 and enjoy a hearty snack before beginning any academic work. A little socialization with friends allows the students to decompress after a long school day, and eliminates the distraction of an empty stomach. Buses from Balls Creek Elementary and Sherrills Ford Elementary Schools both stop at the church to drop off Study Buddy students.

After the snack, tutors escort their students to the classrooms and the homework clinic begins. When children do not have school-assigned work, they work with tutors on activities to help bring up their academic performance to grade level or above.

On Fridays, after homework is completed, Reward Day begins and fun activities are scheduled. Reward Days provide incentive to work hard the rest of the week!


We have worked hard to create an affordable rate that sustains staff wages and general expenses of the program. Currently, our rates are $20 a day or $240 per month (180 school days).


Our schedule is Monday-Friday 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm following the Catawba County school calendar, closing when the county’s schools are closed for any reason.

For closed school days and holidays, families may consider the option of “Quest” which is Catawba County’s school based after care program that can be used on an as-needed basis.


We have created an environment where students can focus and get work done while also feeling comfortable and as stress-free as possible. We strive to create unique learning experiences for every child, and look forward to introducing ourselves to you.


Don’t hesitate to call 704-483-3087, we would love to answer any questions you may have.