House System

Beyond social cliques and grade level confines, it unites students of all kinds – thinkers and doers, artists and scientists, athletes and thespians – granting students throughout the school, the opportunity to work alongside one another.

Building intentional community across grades




The House system at Boston Trinity Academy aims to develop genuine community and pride in school culture while giving students significant opportunities for responsibility and leadership. Each student is assigned to one of four Houses, each named after an American champion of social justice: Jane Addams, Frederick Douglass, John Eliot, and Harriet Tubman. Two seniors lead each house by developing relationships within their House and fostering positive school culture. Houses also engage in friendly competition for the coveted House Cup. They win points towards this end by engaging in a variety of activities that benefit the community. House System events include a number of activities related to House Socials and Field Day.


The House System provides students with rich traditions and hands-on leadership opportunities that foster friendship, service, and hospitality. More than just a character-building program, the House System is the embodiment of community at BTA.