HCCS House System

Reviving a tradition from British public schools, all high school students are placed into one of four houses.  The houses act as a place of camaraderie and support.

Promotes both unity and diversity.

Older students mentoring younger students

Having high school grade levels in each house helps to set a tone for what it means to be a student at HCCS. This creates a unified High School community where each student matters.

Intentional small group prayer and spiritual growth time. 

Students meet formally and informally in their houses throughout the school year.

Field day competition

Field day is filled with spirited competitions and games.

Academic decathlon

Academic decathlon is an opportunity for students to showcase their talents, abilities, general knowledge, and problem-solving skills.

Carmichael House

Named after Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) who was a missionary to India for 55 years.  She took in and cared for thousands of orphans and led them to Jesus. 

“One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving.” Amy Carmichael

Wilberforce House

Named after William Wilberforce (1780-1825) who was a British politician, philanthropist, and abolitionist.  He was known for heading a campaign in parliament to end the British slave trade for 20 years.  He was a champion of religion, morality, education, and freedom. 

“It makes no sense to take the name of Christian and not cling to Christ.  Jesus is not some magic charm to wear like a piece of jewelry we think will give us good luck.  He is the Lord.  His name is to be written on our hearts…” William Wilberforce

Carver House

Named after George Washington Carver who was a college professor, scientist, and inventor.  He was born a slave, but ended up a college professor.  He invented more than 300 products from the peanut. 

“My purpose alone must be God’s purpose.” George Washington Carver

Lewis House

Named after C.S. Lewis who was an author, professor, and Christian apologist.  He authored over 30 books including The Chronicles of Narnia. 

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”