four students outside holding signs of encouragement during a competition

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL HOUSES

Our Middle School House System is rooted in the cardinal virtues and theological virtues of our Catholic faith. A virtue is a habitual and firm disposition to do good. It allows the person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of himself. The goal of a virtuous life is to become like God. Each house is centered on a virtue and a Saint who serves as a role model for demonstrating that virtue. The underlying theme of our house system is belonging. Each House includes students in grades six, seven, and eight. This nurtures caring relationships among students and encourages a sense of family through faith, knowledge, and service. The eighth grade students serve as house leaders, which enables all students to embrace their potential for leadership while preparing them to make positive changes in the community. The houses each adopt an elementary class to foster through our Prayer Partner program. Prayer partners sit together at Mass and meet several times throughout the year to pray together and engage in activities together. Monthly house competitions encourage teamwork and cooperation in a fun and spirited way.

three Espiritu middle school boys dressed in regalia during middle school house competition