A House to Call Home: A Look into House Systems Being Developed in St. Louis Schools

    One of the biggest concerns children have when starting a new school is “Will I fit in?” In a large school, it can be easy for a child to feel lost or not connected. That’s why more and more schools are developing ‘house systems’ within their communities to strengthen bonds between students and give them even more access to adult guidance.
    HEC Media’s Nancy Pasternak examines why schools are giving students a “House to call Home”.
    House Systems began in European boarding schools. Most Americans learned of them in the Harry Potter movies.
    We visit Chaminade College Preparatory School in Creve Coeur, MO and Stone Creek Elementary School in Wentzville to see their house systems in action.