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Four Houses give all girls a home

The Force 2019-2020

Grouping girls into the four Houses creates a kind of family within a family. In these smaller groups, girls can connect with others in the school who are both younger and older than themselves. Each girl’s efforts to help fellow classmates and teachers, as well as her individual academic achievements and participation in sports and in-school activities, credit her House with points.


Head Isabella Rutenberg
Sub-Head Annika Waschke
Sports Captain Chiara Ferri


Head Abigail Ritchie
Sub-Head Tara Seirafi
Sports Captain Abigail Sofin


Head Ella Ivanovici
Sub-Head Emma Richard-Polidoro
Sports Captain Lora MacDonald-Palmer


Head Sabrina Daoud
Sub-Head Lilou Delas
Sports Captain Jenny Lin

The House tradition is a distinctive characteristic of The Study community and has been a source of loyalty and pride throughout the school’s history. Each and every student, as well as each faculty and staff member, is assigned to one of the four Houses as soon as she enters the school.

Each house is named with Greek letters reflecting the initials of former head girls, four spirited students who are remembered for their outstanding contributions to the school during its early years.

  • Mu Gamma for Margaret Gordon, class of 1919;
  • Kappa Rho for Kathleen Rosamund, class of 1920;
  • Beta Lambda for Beatrice Lyman, class of 1922; and
  • Delta Beta for Dorothy Benson, class of 1923.

With each House having its own distinctive colours, mascot, flag and cheer, cooperation and school spirit are fostered among girls of all ages. One student described the house system as 'the ultimate example of school spirit” with monthly House Days and lively activities, organized by elected House leaders (known as The Force).