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:
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, TCS Alumni.
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.”