The House Team tradition is a common feature of independent schools in the English-speaking world. Initially a characteristic of English boarding schools, where students literally lived in their respective ‘Houses’, the modern practice of House membership is a means of fostering loyalty, school pride, peer relationships, and senior student leadership.
Students at Coast Mountain Academy are all members of one of our four House Teams. The Houses draw their names from prominent features of our local geography, and stand for the connection we have with our surroundings. The four House Teams are: Elaho, Sky Pilot, Tantalus, and Skookum.
House teams compete in a year-long points competition to win the House Cup and its honours. At the end of the school year, the team with the most points wins the coveted House Team Trophy and bragging rights.
Students earn points for their House through athletic, academic, and social excellence.