The Veritas House System was established to enhance the mission of the school by fostering greater community among Upper School students and faculty. The House System serves to facilitate fellowship, competition, leadership, and service within the Upper Schools. The House System also provides the structure for the “advisory” relationships in which faculty advisors are responsible for shepherding individual students and helping them with academic, social, and spiritual needs. Finally, the House System is the basic structure for the formal student leadership of the school. Each House elects officers including the two “House Heads”. These two leaders from each House then serve on the Student Leadership Council (SLC) where they work with faculty and administration to plan, organize, and manage many Upper School activities such as socials, service projects, and competitions. Within the eight-person SLC, a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected to serve one-year terms.
Each year, rising seventh graders and new students are placed in one of the four Houses where they will remain a member throughout their Veritas experience.