House System


The house system at Tolton Catholic High School is a place where all students become part of our community of faith. It is an extension of our developing campus ministry program and students are called to share in God’s call through ministry and mentorship. It also is designed to enhance the mission of our school and the development of the entire student through the pillars of Spirit, Heart, Mind, and Body. Our faculty and staff seek to make each house a welcoming environment where students of all grade levels come together for faith, fun, and fellowship.

Each day, students meet with members of their house for short activities to foster individual and communal growth. Students also have the opportunity to cultivate their servant leadership through many different avenues.  Activities range from faith-sharing in homeroom to organizing spirit weeks to facilitating service drives. Our houses have partnered with such organizations as American Red Cross, St. Raymond’s Society, and The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri.

Each house is named for a saint whose values lead the drive towards spiritual growth, a heart of service, a call to leadership, and the individual’s well-being. Our current focus is developing the identity of each house by looking to our six patron saints for inspiration: St. Blaise, St. Ethelbert of Kent, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Sebastian, and St. Francis Xavier.

House Coordinator: Wes Stratman
wstratman@toltoncatholic.org

House Captain Liaison: Pat Kelly
pkelly@toltoncatholic.org

Language Definitions:
“House” — Describes the whole system
“Community” or “Saint Community” — Whole House
“Homeroom” — Group of 15-18 students and a mentor teacher within a larger house

House Name:

Blaise

Ethelbert

Gonzaga

Maximillian

Sebastian

Xavier

House Colors:

Cobalt Blue & Gray

Crimson & Gold

Lavender, Black & White

Red & White

Emerald Green & Silver

Navy & Gold

Faculty Advisors:

Pat Kelly (Dean), Hannah Orf, Jeremy Osborne

Scott Henderson (Dean), Laura Cooper, Emily Horn

Paulina Tramel (Dean), Lee Franklin, Vince Morris

Kristen Bexten (Dean), Celina Pinedo, Chuck Register

Lonnie Tapia (Dean), Dustijn Hollon, Amanda Lutz

Ericca Thornhill (Dean) Brittany Copeland, Josh Giliberto

Faculty advisors meet Tuesdays during House time (alternating weeks)