House System

2022-2023 Scoreboard
Current Scores for the 2022-2023 School Year!




Sapientia Owl




Gaudium Pegasus




Veritas Lion




Praestantia Eagle

Click here for a list of all the points awarded in 21/22.

The House System

While the house system’s roots can be traced back to English boarding schools, the concept began to spill over to English comprehensive and American private schools in the 20th century.  The house system has experienced a renaissance within the past couple decades, thanks in part to the popularity of the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.

At Saint Augustine School, our house system is all about culture.  According to Dr. Kent Peterson, school culture is the “set of norms, values and beliefs, rituals and ceremonies, symbols and stories that make up the ‘persona’ of the school.”  It is our desire to nourish and sustain a school culture that extends through our students and staff to our families and the community we serve to develop within our school a sense of belonging, responsibility, respect, and pride.  Our houses create for students opportunities for leadership, mentoring, fellowship, ministry, service, and competition through academics and activities.

Our houses are named for four Latin words that are embedded within the foundation and culture of the school: Joy (Gaudium), Excellence (Praestantia), Wisdom (Sapienta), and Truth (Veritas).  Click on each word or the house banner above to read more about each house name.


We strive to teach our students that competition can coexist with a Christ-like attitude.  Philippians 2:3 says “Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others more significant than yourselves.  Look each of you not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”  In His sovereignty, God has uniquely created each of us in His image to reflect the diversity of His character; this diversity is embraced and celebrated through competition.  By showing humility in victory as well as grace in defeat we glorify God and acknowledge that our skills and talents are unique gifts from Him.  Additionally, competition can drive us to excellence, soften our pride, and create fun, lasting memories.

This is NOT Hogwarts!

While we’re all about some Harry Potter, we remind our students that Saint Augustine School is not Hogwarts.  You’ll not find wizards, nor witches, and we don’t play quidditch.  More importantly, we don’t have enemies and all our houses strive to engage in healthy, God-honoring competition with camaraderie.  We strive for unity as we are first one school, then four houses.

House Photos