Gray House

The Gray House is named after C. Vincent Gray, the first African American Marianist in the St. Louis Province of the Society of Mary. Brother Gray taught at McBride High School, Vianney High School and St. Mary’s University. Vincent Gray Academy, a school for disadvantaged youth in East St. Louis, was named in his honor. He died in 1967 at the age of 37.

The House Crest

The cross and the M at the top of the crest represent our Marianist/Catholic identity. The open book with the initials V G represents Vincent Gray and his scholarly qualities. The white background on the book signifies three of Brother Gray’s core values: truth, peace and spiritual strength. The black scales on the gray background represent the balance of justice. The two red stars on the banner stand for hope and promise. The three red pillars at the bottom of the crest represent the physical strength and foundation of the house. The Latin phrase Officium, Justitia, Pax means Service, Justice and Peace.


House Deans

Mr. Brandon Carter '08 (HS)

Mr. Keith Mug (MS)

High School Mentors

Mr. Mike Massa '83

Mr. Matthew Black / Mrs. Weiwei Chien

Mr. Chris Marsek '98 / Ms. Maribel Deloya

Mr. Kevin Arendt / Mr. Bob Murphy

Mr. Michael Hill '01 / Mrs. Jen Erker

Middle School Mentors

Mr. Brian Groark / Mr. Jake Fowler

Miss. Catherine Schaaf / Mr. Mark Laury

Mrs. Mary Kate Galvan / Mr. Brian O'Shaughnessy

House Captains

Graham Basile '23, Max Nottingham '23

Ben Tourville '27

House Counselors

Mr. Vince Viviano '72 (HS)

Mr. Jeff Winter (MS)

Mrs. Laura Griese (MS)

Mrs. Julia Martin (College Counselor)

Campus Minister

Mrs. Kathie Hammell

Learning Consultants

Mr. Tony DiSalvo (HS)

Mr. Brian Groark (MS)