School Houses

Church Visits

This year, each House adopted of one the churches that sponsor South Bay Christian School. Houses sent a homemade poster and gift. Pastors have visited and prayed for us. Next, we like to schedule a church visit. Students have been preparing for months. After talking with the pastors, here are the requested dates. We hope as many of the House members as possible can attend. 

Harty: April 27

South Bay SDA Church (11:30 am)

401 S. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA

McKenzie: April 27

Gardena Genesis SDA Church (10:30 am)

Gardena Japanese SDA Church(11:00 am)

16113 Denker Ave., Gardna, CA

Penstock: April 27

Long Beach SDA Church (11:00 am)

1001 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, CA

Vlach: May 11

Rolling Hills SDA Church (11:00 am)

28340 Highridge Rd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA

More details will come from House Teachers and Leaders regarding dress code, arrival time, and whether or not your church will provide lunch following the service. 

For now, please Save-The-Date!  Hope to see you there. 

Remember: Quarter winners generally get a bonus Free Dress Card. The End-of-the-Year winners get a pizza and ice cream party.

Buy a House shirt, sweater, hat, or other accessory and support our school. All proceeds go to support House Events. 

Selection is occasionally updated. 

About Our Houses

Named after Mr. George Harty, a principal at South Bay in the 70s

Harty has distinguished itself as an easy-going, yet hardworking house.  Our 2022-2023 House Winners!

Head Girl: Mia D.

Named for Mr. Floyd Penstock, a principal who rode a gold wing Honda motorcycle to school

Penstock has distinguished itself as a competitive and athletic house. 

Head Girl: Aubrielle C. 

Named after Dr. L. Roo McKenzie, a principal known for jumping rope with students during recess

McKenzie has distinguished itself as a very fun and creative house. 

Head Girl: Brooke J.

Renamed to honor Mrs. Susan Vlach, a recent principal who served South Bay for 34 years

Vlach has distinguished itself as a very helpful and academic house.

Head Boy: Owen J. 

About the House System

Modeled on the United Kingdom educational system, the House System gives us a fun way to accomplish several important things on campus:

Student Leadership

7th and 8th graders take leadership roles, with 6th graders as leaders-in-training

Peer Mentoring

Houses include students from Kinder to 8th, with older students watching out for younger ones

Team Building

Developing school spirit and a sense of belonging

Healthy Competition

By earning team points for academic, athletic, creative accomplishments and participation