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What is The House Program?

Prince of Peace has an amazing culture of service, leadership, hospitality, faith formation, and high academic performance. The Middle School House Program, which began as an extension of the Guidance Department, is celebrated school-wide and led by middle school faculty. House designation emulates the famous Harry Potter literary series House system. All students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are "sorted" into one of six Houses, each named for a saint. Each House represents one quarter of the middle school student body.

What happens in House ?

Throughout the school year members of each House function as a single entity, volunteering in the community, helping one another through the highs and lows of middle school, and competing for coveted House Cups.  House members elect leaders within each house who organize and guide their group. Leaders also serve as examples to the student body as they positively handle group conflicts, inspire and protect members, and oversee team collaborations.

When do students become House Members?

Induction into The House Program begins at the end of fifth grade when upper elementary students are assigned to their House through an elaborate right-of-passage into middle school. The event is attended by the entire school and its extended family. Students whose siblings have passed through the Middle School House Program eagerly await their chance to be a part of one of the most amazing and successful programs at Prince of Peace.

The Six Houses at POP