House System

Houses at Heritage

Middle and high school students will be members of one of four houses. Our Houses are part of our service learning program in which students build community across grade levels, organize social events, serve in student leadership, mentor younger students, compete as houses for points, and engage in service with the broader community.

Students can apply for several leadership positions within the House system. Prefects are senior leadership positions that serve as the voice to administration. House Shepherds are responsible for the overall social and spiritual morale of their respective House. House Representatives serve as a liaison between their classmates, Prefects, and Shepherds. Founders Hall Stewards are responsible for the overall management of Founders Hall to ensure that it reflects the culture of the High School. 

The Nehemiah Fellowship, which is built on the premise that character and skills are necessary for effective leadership, is available to students serving in leadership roles within their Houses. The Barnabas Buddy program allows older students to connect and shepherd Enrichment students over an entire year, with special visits and surprises.


Named for Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Colors: Green (hope and joy) and blue (truth and loyalty)

Crest: Symbols include a cross (the Christian faith), sitting wolves (courage and guardianship), and crescent moons (serenity and peace)

Motto: Unitas in Deum, pax in perturbante.


Named for Amy Carmichael

Colors: Silver (truth, innocence, purity, sincerity and peace) and purple (justice and temperance).

Crest: Symbols include a stag (purity, peace, and healing), an olive wreath (peace and harmony), and a cross (the Christian faith).

Motto: Nihil amandi nisi dandi. (No love without giving.)


Named for Eric Liddell

Colors: Red (nobility and courage) and gold (generosity)

Crest: Symbols include a lion (strength and courage), an open book (learning God’s word), a medal with a cross (victory in Christ), and lightning bolts (swiftness and power)

Motto: Curremus et non deficiemus.


Named for Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Colors: White (peace and serenity) and blue (truth and loyalty).

Crest: Symbols include an anchor (hope), a lamb (faith, innocence, gentleness, purity and resolute spirit), a heart (goodness and sincerity), and a cross (the Christian faith)

Motto: Fidelis amor in parvis rebus.

The education of your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. Thank you for your interest in Heritage. We look forward to meeting you.