SPPS has six “Houses”, named after our Partner Parishes. They are House of Paul, House of Peter, House of Peter Claver, House of Luke, House of Holy Spirit, and House of Pax Christi. Each House has a faculty sponsor and student leaders. Students are randomly placed in Houses their first year of Middle School at SPPS. They will remain in the same house for their full middle school career. Houses have no sibling or parish affiliation.
Sts. Peter & Paul School is a community of learners and the House system aims to reflect these core values. The House system aims to give students an identity and sense of pride in a supportive, secure environment. The Houses provide for positive competition and a closer rapport between students and teachers. They also aim to help new staff and students adapt to the culture of SPPS. Besides the natural fun that comes along with such a system, the house system affords additional opportunities for
- Nurturing relationships across grade levels
- Leadership, friendly competition, and service
- Faculty involvement with students on a different relational level
- Positive peer pressure and mentorship
The Houses compete in a number of sporting, academic and cultural activities for points. Each year the winning House receives the House Cup.
The House system is an integral and vibrant part of the school’s culture. The core values are explained as self-development, intellectual empowerment and lifelong learning within the diversity and strength of our one community.