Foundations Houses

Foundations Houses are named after Marist missionary sites.  Each House is made up of one 7th grade homeroom and one 8th grade homeroom.  Each House has four House Leaders, who are Marist faculty committed to teaching and guiding middle-school-aged students.  There is one male House Leader and one female House Leader in each homeroom.
Foundations students are carefully assigned to a Foundations House the summer before their 7th grade year.  Each incoming 7th grader is matched with an upperclassmen "Peer Leader" and one or two "peer buddies" who come from different feeder schools, but have overlapping interests.  These "peer groups"  meet over the summer to get to know one another. The Peer Leaders check in on the 7th graders from time to time during Term 1, and support the House Leaders in mentoring the 7th graders.

Each house will stay the same in 8th grade, to give students a safe, fun place to start each day, and consistent contact with friends and faculty who know and care about them.

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  • Cerdon

    Cerdon, France, is where Father Jean-Claude Colin, the founder of the Marist order, had his parish and began the order of Marist sisters.

  • Hunters Hill

    Hunters Hill, Australia is where the Marists lived and prepared prior to, during, and following their service in the South Pacific missions.
  • LaValla

    LaValla, France, is where Saint Marcellin Champagnat founded the order of Marist Brothers.
  • Lyon

    Lyon, France, is the location of the seminary where Father Colin, Father Champagnat, and several others originated the idea of the Society of Mary.

  • Suva

    Suva, Fiji, is the site of one of the earliest Marist missions. The Marist Brothers still have a high school and a boarding school in Suva today.
  • Wellington

    Wellington, New Zealand, is another Marist missionary site. The Marists fostered Catholic education in New Zealand and still maintain several schools in the region.

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