The House System

House Captains smile for the photo

The 2019-20 House Captains gather over the summer to plan for the school year. 

Ten Houses - One Community of Saints

The House System at Notre Dame Prep sets us apart from most high schools in the Valley. Our student body is divided into 10 Houses—these Houses build community, mentorship and opportunities for growth and leadership. But mostly, they provide a place where each student, faculty and staff member has place to belong.

Our goal is to find and foster the brilliance in each student and to give each soul on campus a place where they are embraced by their fellow House members while building a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

We are NDP—Ten Houses, One Community of Saints

Our Houses

ST. BLAISE HOUSE

St. Blaise House has selected the virtue of sacrifice as a reflection of the life of their patron saint. St Blaise was a bishop and a doctor. He was known as a healer and as the “physician of souls”. He was martyred for not being willing to renounce his faith.  

House Captains: Ellie Dougherty and Will Gittings
Heads of House: Juby Luensmann, David Lamb
Color: Royal Blue | Feast Day: February 3
House Service Month: December

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI HOUSE

St. Francis of Assisi House will develop the virtue of devotion. St Francis of Assisi was a saint who was known for his devotion to God, nature and the poor. St. Francis worked tirelessly on his relationship and understanding of how to live his faith fully.

House Captains: Katherine Bastien and Dylan Benvenuto
Heads of House: Tracey Heisler, Tom White
Color: Gold | Feast Day: October 4
House Service Month: October

ST. GEORGE HOUSE

St. George was a soldier in the Roman army who protested against the persecution of Christians. He went from a favorite of the Emperor to being executed for his faith. St. George House has chosen fortitude as their virtue to exemplify the fortitude of St. George.

House Captains: Zabinia Arvizu and Logan Schipansky
Heads of House: Brooke Dauphinais, George Prelock
Color: Crimson | Feast Day: April 23
House Service Month | April

ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA HOUSE

St. Ignatius of Loyola was a man of many virtues and the St. Ignatius House has chosen integrity for their House virtue. St. Ignatius was a soldier, priest and one of the founders of the Jesuit order. He is known for his spiritual exercises and powerful writings. 

House Captains: Hanna Jacobson and Stephano D'Alonzo
Heads of House: Lisa Rawlings, Ian Mulligan
Color: Red | Feast Day: July 31
House Service Month: May

ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE HOUSE

St. Maximilian Kolbe was a priest of deep courage. He was an outspoken critic of the Nazis during WWII. He was sent to Auschwitz and was executed when he volunteered to die for another man. Courage is the virtue chosen by St Maximilian House.

House Captains: Katie Eberle and John Paul Sullivan
Head of House: Pat Stover
Color: Silver | Feast Day: August 14
House Service Month: August

ST. MICHAEL HOUSE

St. Michael House has chosen to name their house after the archangel.  He is an angel not strictly a saint. He has four responsibilities; combating Satan, escort the faithful to heaven, support the Church and call all to judgment This House decided on the virtue of tenacity.

House Captains: Gabby Odinet and Sam Montano
Heads of House: Melissa Riordan, Pierre Marcos
Color: Hot Pink | Feast Day: September 29
House Service Month: November

ST. PATRICK HOUSE

St. Patrick was a priest who received a calling to evangelize Ireland. He was devoted to his vocation as a priest and the people of Ireland. St. Patrick House has chosen to develop and live the virtue of loyalty.

House Captains: Noelle Wilson and Chris Griffin
Heads of House: Katie DiBonaventura, Ryan Pefley
Color: Green | Feast Day: March 17
House Service Month: March

ST. SEBASTIAN HOUSE

St. Sebastian was a very early Christian martyr. Like St. George, he was a Roman soldier who converted to Christianity and was martyred because of his dedication to the faith. He was known as an extraordinary athlete. The virtue of strength will be the guide of St. Sebastian House.

House Captains: Sam Maxwell and Austin Lane
Heads of House: Tracy Mc Bride, Deacon Carmene Carbone
Color: Navy Blue | Feast Day: January 20
House Service Month: January

ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA HOUSE

St Teresa of Calcutta was a devoted religious sister who founded her own order to serve the poorest of the poor. She and her sisters give up all comforts to live like those they serve. The virtue of selflessness she displayed is deeply admired and was selected by the St. Teresa House.

House Captains: Zoe Bryant and Bannock Wheeler
Heads of House: Shelia Martinez, Phil Hemmo
Color: Light Blue | Feast Day: September 5
House Service Month: September

ST. VALENTINE HOUSE

St. Valentine was an early Christian priest and martyr. In spite of orders to the contrary, he continued to marry couples in the Christian church. He believed in love and marriage. The virtue of charity has been selected by the St. Valentine House.

House Captains: Mary Stallkamp and Christian Sarletto
Heads of House: Mary Jane Wright, Rob Gwinn
Color: White | Feast Day: February 14
House Service Month: February

HOUSE AWARDS ARCHIVE

2018-19 (The first year)

smiling kids hold trophies

St. Maximilian Kolbe House Captains Jia Coffou and James Garrison hoist the first-ever House of the Year trophy with Director of House System Mary Lou Lachvayder and Director of Student Activities Brenda Beers.

  • HOUSE OF YEAR - ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE HOUSE
  • REVERENCE, RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY AWARD - ST. BLAISE HOUSE
  • HIGHEST GPA - ST. MICHAEL HOUSE
  • FAITH BUILDER - ST. MICHAEL HOUSE
  • MOST SERVICE HOURS - ST. GEORGE HOUSE
  • MOST HOUSE SPIRIT - ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE HOUSE
  • BEST HOUSE ACTIVITY - ST. IGNATIUS HOUSE
  • MOST IMPROVED - ST. PATRICK HOUSE

SPIRITUAL LIFE STAFF

Fr. Kurt Perera
Campus Chaplain
(480) 634.8337

Sr. Yolanda Mendoza
Campus Minister
(480) 634.8241

Shelley Dinges
Christian Service Learning Coordinator
(480) 634.8391

Mary Lou Lachvayder
Director of House System
Theology Dept. Chair
(480) 634.8336

Jackie Moucheron
Assistant to Center of Mission and Ministry
(480) 634.8388