House System

Student Leaders - Parliament 2022-23 - Group Picture










Launched in the the fall of 2017, the House System provides a platform to foster strong bonds between students and adult mentors, promote school spirit and camaraderie, and drive healthy competition. A student is a member of one of our four Houses throughout his or her time at Riordan.

The purpose of the Archbishop Riordan High School House System is to further enhance our Marianist mission by developing student leaders, providing mentorship, and strengthening relationships between students and faculty. In addition, the House System encourages interpersonal relationships and increases school spirit through the annual accumulation of House points, which are awarded through academics, competitions, service, citizenship, leadership, and community attendance at various events. 

To read more in depth about our House System, click here to view our digital one pager.  


Led by a Mentor Teachers and Student Leaders, students of all grade levels meet with their House in small groups composed of 25-30 students. For 20 minutes, 4 days a week, these groups serve to foster inter-division unity and school spirit, with fun activities and practical advice about maximizing your high school years.

Leadership Opportunities

There are many opportunities for students to more leadership roles than ever for students on Student Parliament, the body that organizes House events throughout the year.

Friendly Competition

Houses compete throughout the year in a variety of academic, athletic, and team-building activities to earn points towards the coveted “Chaminade Cup,” a perpetual award given to the House with the most cumulative points.

House of Cana

Jesus' First Miracle

Cana is the scene of Jesus’ first miracle, where he and his Mother attended a wedding celebration. 

House of Bolts

Honoring a Living Legend

This House is named in honor of Bro. Bill Bolts, SM ’53, a member of the first class of young men to attend Riordan.

House of Pilar

Inspired by Our Marianist Founder

While praying before the statue of Our Lady of Pilar during his exile in Spain, Blessed Chaminade received inspiration to found the Society of Mary.

House of Russi

Honoring a Riordan Icon

Fr. Jack Russi, SM consistently set an example of kindness and love to all who knew him. 

Important Dates

Spring Rally
March 22

Crusader Games
April 22-26

Junior Prom
April 27

Senior Prom
May 11

Meet the Provincials & House Directors

Georgia Davey

Georgia Davey

Titles: Associate House Director, Physical Education Instructor
Melissa Nagar

Melissa Nagar

Titles: Director of College Counseling, House of Pilar Provincial
Colleen O'Rourke

Colleen O'Rourke

Titles: Science Instructor, STEM Special Programs Coordinator, House of Cana Provincial
Michael Vezzali-Pascual

Michael Vezzali-Pascual

Class of 1988
Titles: English Instructor, House of Bolts Provincial
Benny Willers

Benny Willers

Class of 2008
Titles: Student Activities Director, Head Cross Country Coach, Head Track & Field Coach

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