Aquinas Houses

The Academy of the Most Blessed Sacrament takes pride in our Award Winning Aquinas School Program.

Each year 8th grade students are chosen to lead one of the four Aquinas houses: Joseph, Neumann, Seton, and Xaiver 


Joseph House 
Motto: Make a difference 
House Moderator:  Mr. DeGennaro
Head of House: Alyssa A. 

Joseph House is named for Jesus' earthly father, St. Joseph, the Patron Saint of Families. It also honors the long-standing bond between MBS Parish and the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Joseph House color is yellow, which symbolizes generosity. The Crest is segmented by a Saltire, St. Andrew's Cross, which signifies resolution and resolve. In addition to The Aquinas School's Jerusalem Cross and a book icon, the Crest features: a manger representing Jesus and St. Joseph's family; a lily, a traditional symbol of St. Joseph; and, a monstrance, a signifying devotion to God.  


Neumann House 
Motto: Children Today, Leaders Tomorrow
House Moderator:  Mr. Wild
Head of House: Madi D. 

Neumann House is named for a Founding Father of Catholic Education in America, St. John Neumann.  As Archbishop of Philadelphia he organized the first diocesan Catholic School system in America.

Neumann House's color is orange, which symbolizes worthwhile ambition. The Crest is segmented by a Pile design which represents the wood used in building and construction. In addition to The Aquinas School's Jerusalem Cross and a book icon, the Crest features: a dolphin, symbolizing charity, and a school, signifying the first diocesan Catholic school system.
  


Seton House 
Motto: We Strive for Excellence 
House Moderator:  Ms. Wetzel 
Head of House: Christa A. 

Seton House honors St. Elizabeth Seton, an adult convert and the first native-born North American to be canonized. She founded the U.S. Order of the Sisters of Charity and greatly advanced Catholic Education in America.

Seton House color is blue, which symbolizes strength and loyalty. The Crest is segmented by a Chevron, a house's roof, indicating protection and faithful service. In addition to The Aquinas School's Jerusalem Cross and a book icon, the Crest features: hands and heart, signifying friendship and love, and a dove, symbolizing peace.  


Xaiver House 
Motto: We Are One, United in God
House Moderator:  Mr. Bosma
Head of House: Jon P.

Xavier House is named for St. Francis Xavier, one of the first members of the Society of Jesus, who converted thousands wherever he went and is honored as the Patron Saint of all Catholic Missions.

Xavier House color is purple, which symbolizes justice, sovereignty and royalty. The Crest is segmented by the Cross carried in the Crusades. Along with The Aquinas School's Jerusalem Cross and a book icon, the Crest features: an apple, indicating freedom and peace; wolf, symbolizing perseverance and effort; arrow, signifying devotion to honor and service; estoile, the 6-pointed star, highlighting God's goodness and superiority.  


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