Join Your House. Find Your Home.
A long-standing tradition in British schools, the house system creates healthy competition, promotes good work habits and behaviors, encourages teamwork, and brings everyone together.
We developed the GSES house system in 2018 to support our mission statement: Students lead their houses and grade levels; they serve the school and the community at large; and they learn invaluable life and leadership skills.
- Each Middle School student (Grades 5–8) is assigned to one of four houses
Middle School faculty are divided among the four houses
Houses work together and compete in academic, fine arts, athletic, school spirit, and community service activities
Seventh grade students can serve as House Representatives
Eighth grade students can serve as House Leaders, nominated by faculty and elected by students
Student leaders plan and execute meetings and events with help from faculty
The house system benefits students individually and collectively by fostering:
- Positive peer pressure
- Unity and inclusion
- School pride and school spirit
- Healthy competition
- Strong interpersonal relationships
- Individual confidence
As a member of a house, each student can:
- Build and practice leadership skills
- Mentor younger students
- Discover and showcase their abilities and talents
- Interact with students and faculty outside the classroom
Our Episcopal Tradition
The Pre-K through 8 Model
Community & Belonging