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House System

Picture of students cheering at Bubble Soccer

This is our house

Cross-grade level groups engage in friendly competition as members of six different "houses" throughout the school year to build brotherhood and school spirit.

Arrupe. Brebeuf. Gonzaga. Kavanaugh. Ricci. Xavier.

Beginning freshman year, students are assigned to one of these six houses and compete in challenges that range from penalty kicks, to chess, to video game tournaments. De Smet Jesuit's Student Council organizes five designated house days per school year. Students wear their house shirts (provided by the school) and enjoy an extended lunch period that allows time to partcipate in a number of activities culminating in an all-school pep rally.

Our faculty and staff even join in the fun. 

Two boys sitting on a carpeted floor, playing chess.
Boys in a two-level pyramid, kneeling on a turf field.