Every member of the school community (staff and students) on joining the school will become a member of one of four houses. Family members will be in the same house. Students will only in exceptional circumstances be allowed to change houses with an explicit written request and written approval by the Head of School. Friendship will not be a reason for changing houses. Students are encouraged to play a full role in the democratic processes, which are implemented in the school by seeking election to represent their grade level, mentor group, or to be on the Student Government. Students are encouraged to speak out with respect for others as this enables them to learn and to give others the chance to learn from them. Students gain individual and house points for positively contributing to the school community. The Houses names were proposed at a student meeting in 2010 and are based on Floridian wildlife:
· Red Snappers
· Blue Sharks
· Green Gators
· Yellow Panthers
Students in each house will elect their leaders under the Guidance of a House Guide (who will be a member of staff appointed with this role). Their job is not to lead but to guide and facilitate student leaders and to encourage house spirit.