Teaching children to do unto others as they would have done to them is important at Oak Hill Christian School. We want to encourage each student to be thoughtful in their words and deeds toward each other, building friendships with many students not just a small clique. This is the reason for our House System.
The House System gives an opportunity for students of all interests and grade levels to work together and fellowship with one another. It also gives upper elementary, middle school, and senior high students a chance to take on responsibilities to improve the culture and community of the school. Students from these grades are nominated as officers within their house. They then work with house teachers to organize events and projects that help the school, student body, and the wider community.
Each student is assigned to one of four houses: Chesterton, Lewis, Sproul, or Tolkien. Houses are named for great writers and theologians who have had a godly impact on our culture, being models of changing the world through writing and speaking the truth.
Students earn points for their respective houses based on character, academics, and competitions in sports, art, speech, and other areas. Once a quarter the winning house members (students and teachers) enjoy a Chick-fil-a catered lunch for a fun time of celebration and fellowship.
We hope that this part of our school culture helps our students learn to love one another better and to build friendships based on more than outward appearances.
My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not them made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evils thoughts? . . . If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convinced by the law as transgressors.
– James 2:1-4, 8-9