Secondary students are divided into four houses and remain in this house until they graduate. The house system provides camaraderie as students, faculty, and families come together for various culture and tradition-building activities, academic and athletic challenges, and a student government that crosses age and grade boundaries. Each year students compete for the House Cup, which displays each year’s winner engraved on it. Houses also give secondary students a healthy and counter-cultural sense of honor, teamwork, sacrifice, and responsibility in keeping with their growth as young Christian men and women.
The four houses take their names and inspiration from works of English mythological literature: Caspian (Chronicles of Narnia), Eorl (The Lord of the Rings), Heorot (Beowulf), and Orfeo (Sir Orfeo).
|Caspian||The hero of C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, Prince (and later, King) Caspian. He, through his adventures in restoring the glory of Narnia, made a name for himself which we in this House proudly bear. Like our great forbear, we seek victory and honor for our House to the glory of God.
Members: Dawn Treaders
Motto: Mane ā mare supervenit (MAHN-uh AH MAH-ruh SU-per-WEN-it), or “morning comes from over the sea.”
|Heorot||The great mead hall of Heorot (HEY-or-ought) was built by the noble King Hrothgar as a place of feasting and celebration. It became the site of the legendary battle of Beowulf with the monster Grendel and the glory of the hall which might have been lost, through great valor was won again. Our forbears fought with honor and courage to uphold the dignity of their land and the glory of the true God whom they had only recently come to know.
Members: Scyldings (SHEILD-ingz)
Motto: Dom gewyrce! (Dawm yuh-WOER-kuh), or for “Honor [we] shall win!”
|Orfeo||The medieval poem Sir Orfeo tells the tale of King Orfeo who was not willing to lose one that he loved even when it seemed she was taken beyond his reach. He refused to give up and overcame the powers set up against him by the grace of God and the courage and skill given to him by God. The harp, which is proudly emblazoned on our banner, is a testament to the power of godly weapons against the might of terrible foes. The story of King Orfeo points to the stalwartness and strength of Christ on which we depend and sets for us an example to follow. We, like our forbear, would be people of courage and loyalty who defend and aid one another in our pursuit of honor for our house and glory for God.
Motto: Whider thou gost, ichil with the! (WIDD-er thou GAWST IK-hil with THEH), or “Wherever you go, I will [go] with you!”
|Eorl||The house of Eorl has a long and glorious tradition. It is through the line of Eorl the Younger that the great kings of Rohan rose up to preside over the great expansion and prosperity of their people. We seek to uphold that tradition through hard work and excellent character which will reflect well on our House and give glory to God.
Motto: Aernan, Eorlingas! Or, “Forth, followers of Eorl!”