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The House System

At its core, House allows the school to live out its Catholic identity while providing mentoring opportunities between more experienced veteran students and those still learning the ropes. One's House affiliation becomes one's smaller family unit within the larger Notre Dame High School family. Each serves to provide Social and spiritual support for students.

Each "House" is christened after one manifestation of Our Lord in Scripture. The four Houses are Fons Vitae (Fount of Life), Fortis Bellator (Might Warrior), Lux Vera (True Light), and Rex Gloriae (King of Glory). Houses are mixed by grade-level and gender, and students remain in the same House all four years as a student.

The Houses function as Notre Dame's organizing principle for leadership opportunities, Games Days, dances, pep rallies, community service projects, and more. Each House consists of a faculty member who serves as Head of House, two senior captains, and multiple prefects (sophomores, juniors, and/or seniors) who assist the captains in planning and executing all House events. Each year the House Heads appoint captains and prefects to lead the charge.

The House System celebrates virtuous behavior and involvement in school social, spiritual, athletic, artistic, and service components. Students earn points for their Houses by contributing extra community service hours and by participating in various House competitions. Each month the House with the most points earns the privilege of wearing their House t-shirts on Mondays. At the end of the year the House with the most points wins the coveted House Cup!





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