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House Teams 

House Teacher and student

The Ron Clark Academy House System is a dynamic, exciting, and proven way to create a positive climate and culture for our scholars and path leaders. The House System methods help the Grande Innovation Academy implement processes that build character, relationships, and school spirit.

Each House has unique properties such as its own color, symbols, heritage, history, and more. Over time, each House also starts to take on its own values and personality-driven by the culture of the scholars and path leaders.

Our school is divided into four houses to create unique communities. Houses include: Altruismo (Black House) Givers, Amistad (Red House) Friendship, Isibindi (Green House) Courage, and Rêveur (Blue House) Dreamers. Read more about each house below.



The House of the Givers

Heritage: Brazil

Language: Portuguese

Symbolic Animal: The Snake

Owls Altruismo

Altruismo traces its origins to the rainforests of the Amazon, where a group of powerful Brazilians was given the name because of the Portuguese meaning behind it: “the Givers.” 

Isibindi Crest
Owls Isibindi

Isibindi is a tight-knit group of individuals, like a pride of African lions, where family means everything. The House’s symbolic animals, the mute swan, and the lion serve to empower incoming members. While new students might be quiet or shy at first, the longer that they are in the House, the more they begin to display the characteristics of strength and bravery. In Zulu, Isibindi means “courage.”


The House of Courage

Heritage: South Africa

Language: Zulu

Symbolic Animal: The Mute Swan and the Lion

Amistad Crest


The House of the Friendship

Heritage: Mexico

Language: Spanish

Symbolic Animal: The Immortal Peacock

OWLS Amistad

Amistad is the House that originates from Mexico. A group of individuals that are quiet but powerful and is known most for their kindness of heart. This is why, in the language of their ancestry, their name means “friendship.”

Reveur Crest
Owls Reveur

 Rêveur is a royal House whose name in French means “dreamers” or “idealists” — because the members who fill this group are students filled with freedom and wild abandon who recognize their dreams and will let nothing stand in the way of achieving them. This can be seen in the unicorn, which is on the center of the House’s crest, a powerful creature who is almost impossible to tame. Similarly, the House of Rêveur is a House of passion.


The House of the Dreamers

Heritage: France

Language: French

Symbolic Animal: The Wolf