The House System

Our Ursuline education is rooted in tradition, community, and innovation.  Our global experiences have allowed us to witness the power of community built by the rich tradition of the House System at some of our sister schools. In September of 2017, we launched and officially inducted the first members of the Ursuline community into our new House System.  The goal of this House System is to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and alumnae to build community, promote unity, and create new traditions.

Our House System organizes our students, faculty, staff, and alumnae into three houses: Points, Novas, and Caps. Each house is based on one of Ursuline’s founding patron saints; St. Angela Merici, St. Ursula, and St. Marie of the Incarnation.   Each house will incorporate colors and symbols related to their saint’s history and house groupings will be determined by high school graduation year. Students will be inducted into their houses beginning in first grade and will remain lifelong members.

Early Childhood students will be recognized as our Little Skippers. Throughout their years as Early Childhood students, children will be included in many of our House System activities before being formally inducted into their permanent houses in first grade.

The Points

Patron Saint: St. Ursula
Symbols: Arrows and Bear
Colors: Red and White

The Novas

Patron Saint: St. Angela Merici
Symbols: Stars and Lion
Colors: Black and Silver

The Caps

Patron Saint: St. Marie of the Incarnation
Symbols: Compass and Otter
Colors: Blue-Gray and White

The Little Skippers

Early Childhood Students
We will be inducted when we reach first grade!