The Moeller House System
About Our School Governance System
Implemented in 2005, the House System has three primary objectives:
1. To increase pastoral care to each student,
2. To allow students opportunities to build strong personal and collegial relationships, and
3. To encourage every student to develop as a leader.
The House System is an alternative form of student governance where students from all grades are divided into separate groups called “Houses” that contain approximately 165 students.
Pictured above: Moeller's 2012-13 House Leaders (from left): House Director Karen Matuszek, Chris Wright '13 (Vice Captain), Harry Wahl '13 (School Captain), and Dominic Starvaggi '13 (Vice Captain).
Moeller's six Houses are overseen by a “House Dean” who helps to establish smaller communities of students within the school. Within each House are “Mentor Groups” that consist of approximately 20 students.
Each Mentor Group is staffed by a faculty/staff member, and these groups remain together throughout the students’ school years. In addition to its primary objectives to enhance pastoral care, encourage interpersonal relationships, and develop leadership skills, the House System increases school spirit.
During the school year the Houses compete for the school honor of earning the "Marianist Cup" by accumulating points for attendance, service hours, fewest detentions, etc. At the end of the year the Houses compete in the Crusader Games, a spirited afternoon of activities.
IN THE NEWS
House of Belonging:
Article in the Society of Mary's Magazine, Alive!HOUSE SPIRIT: The House System Comes of Age
: Feature Story in Moeller Magazine
(Spring & Summer 2008)
CLICK HERE for Marianist Cup standings.