Clapham Christian Classical School

Clapham Houses

A house and a home—every secondary school student is placed into one of our four houses.

In houses, they learn leadership skills and participate in student activities. A house is a place of connection, mentorship, and pastoral care for all.

Alexandria, Athens, Emmaus, and Olivet Houses represent Clapham School’s core values: joyful discovery, excellence, discipleship, and servant leadership. Our prayer is that the House System cultivates rich relationships, strengthens the core values of our school, and takes meaningful steps towards achieving the vision that unites us: to equip young men and women to intentionally serve Christ by cultivating His goodness, truth, and beauty in the world.

The Houses

Each House represents one of Clapham School’s behaviors.



Joyful Discovery









Servant Leadership

Alexandria House

Joyful Discovery

Alexandria House embodies joyful discovery. Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, had a stunning lighthouse and extensive library. This city represents the hope that we have for our students. As the library is full of books, we hope that their education will be rich, and like the lighthouse, used as a light for others.  

Athens House


Athens House embodies excellence. In the ancient world, Athens was a center of learning, fertile ground for Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum. Often referred to as the birthplace of democracy and cradle of Western civilization, Athens symbolizes the outworking of excellence in thought and action.  

Emmaus House


Emmaus House embodies discipleship. After His death and resurrection, Jesus appeared to a few disciples on the road to Emmaus. They did not recognize Him and walked together, discussing “Moses and the prophets . . . [and Jesus] explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself” (Luke 24:27). Eventually, Jesus revealed Himself to them, and they rejoiced, running to the other disciples and proclaiming the truth of the resurrection. Discipleship is walking with the Lord, meditating on Scriptures, and seeing things new.  

Olivet House

Servant Leadership

Olivet House embodies servant leadership. When Jesus went to pray in the garden of Gethsemane, he prayed in a garden of olive trees. This Mount of Olives, Olivet, is where Jesus gave Himself up for the salvation of God’s children. This servant leadership, the courage to lay down one’s life, is the central vision of sacrificial love and true strength that we present to our students.  

House Events

New secondary school students are placed into their houses at the start-of-year Sorting Ceremony. These students bond with their Houses at intentional, relationship-building lunches and events throughout the year.