The House System joins students of different backgrounds and grade levels - of different talents and interests – into a new foundation for student activities. The student body is united in six Houses, each with one of the saints on our mural as its special patron: St. Catherine of Siena, St. Junipero Serra, St. Agnes, St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope St. John Paul II, and St. Francis. This means that every student at Saint Mary’s belongs to one of those six Houses. Each House is also divided into five rooms, and the student is a part of that room for as long as he or she is at Saint Mary’s.
Our House System creates lots of opportunities for camaraderie, for competition, and for friendship. The Houses host events together, meet regularly to pray together and to play together, and compete against one another for honor and glory. Our school, Saint Mary’s, is a place of long tradition. This new tradition does not replace the old ones, but builds on the family, the friendships, and community that we already have. Just as the beauty of our faith is ever ancient, and always new; so our school is built on a firm foundation, but is always building new traditions.