Middle School House System
In the fall of 2017, we reorganized our middle school classes into three separate Houses – St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata; St. Maximilian Kolbe; and Pope St. John Paul II. Our motivation was the desire to foster academic achievement, positive school culture, service, and leadership throughout our middle school. By integrating one-third of each class, the Houses meet daily for homeroom, dismissal periods and one class period after weekly School Mass. The House System affords our students the opportunity to widen their discipleship while fostering a sense of community, sprinkled with a little friendly competition. At the end of each academic quarter, Houses are rewarded for the fewest conduct demerits and uniform infractions.
Within a few months of its inception, the House System created the “Mercy Works Committee.” The committee is devoted to the corporal works of Mercy – performing charitable actions to meet the basic human needs of others. Their efforts have supported the Monumental Scholars Fund, a nonprofit fund designed to support disadvantaged children attending Catholic schools in the neediest neighborhoods of Washington, DC. as well as AHOPE, an orphanage in Ethiopia which provides support services to children infected with HIV.