Laying the Foundations of Virtue
The House System at Chesterton
Chesterton Academy’s House System is drawn from the 1,000 year-old tradition of Christian education exemplified in the colleges at Oxford and Cambridge. The Houses provide real, tangible community within the larger school, giving students the opportunity to take ownership, fulfill the call to leadership, and to cultivate the ideal conditions for virtue. Each House has student leaders (prefects), that model the values and virtues of a Chesterton student.
The White Horse Cup
The Houses of Chesterton Academy are engaged in continual competition for the White Horse Cup, a prize which is awarded to the House with the most merit points at the end of the year. The winning House’s name is engraved on the cup each year to keep a record for posterity.
Houses are named for the four saints (two from the West, two from the East) who support the Chair of Peter in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.