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Meyer House

Meyer House Crest

Rev. Leo Meyer was the first Marianist priest in the United States, arriving from Switzerland in 1849. Under his leadership the Marianists settled in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Ohio and founded St. Mary’s Institute, which later became the University of Dayton. Rev. Meyer died on January 30, 1868, in Courtefontaine, France, at the age of 68.

The House Crest

Red is the official Chaminade school color and navy blue is the Meyer House color. The book represents academics. The shoe represents athletics. The mask stands for drama and the arts. Mary represents the Blessed Mother Mary. The symbol of the cross with the M in the middle stands for our Marianist and Christian faith. The Latin phrase Ad Jesum Per Mariam means “To Jesus through Mary".


House Deans
Dr. Dan Karcher (HS)
Mr. Derio Gambaro '03 (MS)

High School Mentors
Dr. Robert Barnidge / Mr. Nicholas Orf
Mr. Stephen Mouser / Ms. Tea Siradze
Mr. Jack Keithley / Dr. Cici Faucher
Dr. Noel Pretila / Dr. Kevin Knickman
Mr. Alpha Bangura / Mrs. Stacy Birdsell

Middle School Mentors
Mr. Mike Derkits
Mr. Ryan Slattery / Mrs. Katie Dohr
Ms. Amelia Jones / Mrs. Denise Portman

House Captains
Alpha Bangura, Jr. ’24, Tate Wojciechowski '24
Logan Corry '28

House Counselor
Mrs. Amy Tricamo (HS)
Mr. Jeff Winters (MS)
Mrs. Laura Griese (MS)
Mrs. Dawn Michel (College Counselor)

Campus Minister
Mr. Bob Hamer

Learning Consultants
Mr. Tony DiSalvo (HS)
Mr. Brian Groark (MS)