The purpose of the House System is to further enhance the mission of the school by developing Marianist leaders among the students, by providing a vehicle for pastoral care for all students and by strengthening the school community.
- To assure individual care by providing each student with at least four significant adults in his school life.
- To develop stronger bonds between divisional levels in the school family.
- To create opportunities for all seniors to serve as leaders.
- To provide more opportunities for leadership to a wider range of underclassmen
- There are five Houses and each House consists of students in grades 6 through 12
- There are approximately 170 students in each House-105 high school students and 65 middle school students
- Each House is overseen by two Deans--one for middle school and one for the high school
- Each house has eight Mentor Groups, each overseen by a Mentor
- Each middle school Mentor Group contains 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students with two senior leaders
- Each high school Mentor Group contains 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students with two senior leaders
- Each student is assigned to the same House for middle school and high school
- Each student has the same Deans his entire time at Chaminade
- Each middle school student has the same Mentor throughout Middle School
- Each high school student has the same Mentor in at least 9th through 11th grade
- Elected student leaders are called House Captains or Middle School Captains
- There are two senior House Captains in each House; they will be elected by their fellow seniors
- There is one 8th grade Middle School Captain in each House; he will be elected by his fellow 8th grade students
- Senior Leaders are responsible for the effective functioning of the Mentor Group and they work with their Mentor and their Dean
- Mentor Groups meet for 15 minutes each morning
- Mentor Group is a time first and foremost for building camaraderie across divisions; it is also for school announcements, tutoring discussion, and activities
- Mentors will monitor and support academic, social, spiritual, and behavioral growth of the students in the Mentor Group
Faculty and Staff House Support
- House Deans assist Mentors in their support of students, and they oversee the effective running of the House
- House Deans and Mentors serve as another point of contact and support for parents
- School counselors work closely with Mentors and Deans to support students
- School administrators are responsible for making official decisions on the academic and behavioral development of the students