The Houses

There are six houses at SMUS – three boys houses and three girls houses – and each one is named after a famous figure in the history of the school. You will become a member of one of the houses when you start at SMUS and it will be your place of residence and your community throughout your time here. More information and a link to the blog of each House can be found below:

Group of boarding students from Winslow House on the playing fields

Winslow House

  • Brother House: Barnacle
  • Mascot: Panthers
  • Colour: Pink
Read the Winslow Blog

Who was Winslow?

F.E. Winslow is the only person of whom a house is named that was not a headmaster or founder. He was, however, a great friend of the school, and as chair of the board helped steer University School through difficult times during the 1930s financial crisis (he retired from the position of chair in 1958!). A direct descendant of one of the Mayflower passengers, sadly his own son Frederick – a school alumnus – was killed in a training accident during the Second World War.


Launch Boarding House

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Boarding at SMUS ViewbookThe Senior School viewbook provides an overview of the SMUS experience.

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If you live in North America you can also request an information package in the mail.

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