Middle School House System

Middle School House System

The Middle School House System strengthens our middle school culture by fostering leadership, spiritual transformation, service opportunities, and an overall spirit of camaraderie. It provides students and teachers the opportunity to interact across grade levels and gives students a place where they can feel pride and security.

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”
Matthew 27:24-25

The Middle School House System strengthens our middle school culture by fostering leadership, spiritual transformation, service opportunities, and an overall spirit of camaraderie. It provides students and teachers the opportunity to interact across grade levels and gives students a place where they can feel pride and security.

Four Houses make up The Christ School’s House System:

EagleSoar

EagleSoar

EquusRun

EquusRun

ShepherdWatch

ShepherdWatch

WolfStride

WolfStride

Each House is rooted in Scripture. Houses are led by TCS middle school teachers and student leaders. Student leaders preside over meetings and act as a source of encouragement to the other House members. Within each House, 8th grade mentors are paired up with 6th grade students to help them acclimate to middle school. “Being part of a House with 7th and 8th grade students made it a lot easier to transition to middle school than I thought it would be,” says Charles Thorp, 6th grade student.  
Houses participate in various school activities that develop and support community, leadership, service, and spiritual development. Additionally, House members compete to accrue points for their House via competitions, attendance, and adhering to TCS school policies. Competitions can be academic in nature or simply friendly, active games. “It is fun to have friendly competitions with our peers,” says Emma Sweet, TCS 8th grade student. “We always cheer for other houses even if we don't win ourselves. It brings us closer as a middle school.”  

Going from lower school to middle school can be a tough transition. Before our fifth grade students begin middle school and are inducted into a house, they join seventh grade students for activities to help them prepare for middle school and to make sure they have older friends the first day. “I am excited to mentor a new House member,” says Andrew Neuman, 7th grade student. “It will be a great experience to help the 5th grade students make new friends in middle school so the transition will be easier.”
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