Middle School House System
The Houses are learning and leadership communities made up of a cross section of students from each of the middle school grades, teachers, and staff. These communities allow students to build relationships with both students and teachers beyond the classroom. Membership in the houses is randomly selected and each house is identified by a unique name, color, country of origin, and attributes that are identified with a crest and other symbols. Throughout the year, the Houses compete against each other to accumulate House points awarded for positive behaviors and academic achievement. This sense of healthy, constructive competition demonstrates the importance of teamwork and increases student engagement. Points are awarded by faculty and staff when students excel in such things as academics, teamwork, compassion, and humility.
Houses meet every Friday afternoon. It is a time of building community among students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Students work together to build relationships and school spirit.