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The “House” Student Leadership Program

Nine Houses, a Single Tradition

The House System is designed to encourage more leadership in the school as well as build relationship across classes by older students mentoring younger ones. Class identity is still encouraged, while creating new traditions as well.

The Nine Houses of Our Lady of Providence Junior-Senior High School are:

House of Courage


St. Katharine Drexel

Consilio et animis –
By wisdom and courage

House of Faith


St. Gregory the Great

Fide et amore –
By faith and love

House of Honesty
(Jr. High)


St. Francis Cabrini

Facta non Verba –
Actions speak louder than words

House of Humility


St. John Neumann

Dante Deo humilitas –
Humility a gift from God

House of Integrity

Silver (gray)

St. Jerome

Te nosce –
Know thyself

House of Justice


St. Ambrose

Fiat justitia –
Let justice be done

House of Loyalty


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Fortis quo fedelis –
Strength through loyalty

House of Spirit


St. Theodora Guerin

Ubi spiritus est –
Where there is spirit there is life

House of Truth


St. Augustine

Veritas vincit – Truth conquers

How It Works

bunch of students house systemAll Providence High School students, faculty and staff are divided into 8 houses with equal numbers from each class in each house; a Junior High house is also established. Selection is by random draw unless another family member is or was in a house. Each person remains in their house throughout their time at Providence, and will continue even as an alumnus.

Ten elected representatives serve in each of the eight houses – 3 seniors, 3 juniors, 2 sophomores, and 2 freshmen. One senior and one junior from each house meets in a school-wide House Council.

Each house has approximately 7 faculty and staff members, one acting as House Director. They assist students in planning a minimum of four activities annually, one each in the following categories: Service, Social, Spirit/Pride, and Spiritual.

Each house meets monthly for about 45 minutes during the school day with the exception of December and May. Subcommittees and houses may choose to meet on their own as needed.

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