Meyer House

Rev. Leo Meyer was the first Marianist priest in the United States, arriving from Switzerland in 1849. Under his leadership the Marianists settled in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Ohio and founded St. Mary’s Institute, which later became the University of Dayton. Rev. Meyer died on January 30, 1868, in Courtefontaine, France, at the age of 68.

The House Crest

Red is the official Chaminade school color and navy blue is the Meyer House color. The book represents academics. The shoe represents athletics. The mask stands for drama and the arts. Mary represents the Blessed Mother Mary. The symbol of the cross with the M in the middle stands for our Marianist and Christian faith. The Latin phrase Ad Jesum Per Mariam means “To Jesus through Mary".


House Deans

Dr. Dan Karcher (HS)

Mr. Derio Gambaro '03 (MS)

High School Mentors

Dr. Robert Barnidge / Mr. Nicholas Orf

Mr. Stephen Mouser / Mrs. Ellen Mannino

Mr. Jack Keithley

Dr. Noel Pretila / Dr. Kevin Knickman

Mr. Alpha Bangura / Dr. Kris Sontheimer

Middle School Mentors

Mr. Mike Derkits

Mr. Ryan Slattery / Mrs. Katie Dohr

Mr. Michael Anthony / Mr. Adam Winebright '04

House Captains

Jackson Allen '22, Nate Straughter '22

Brendan Balint '26

House Counselor

Mrs. Amy Tricamo (HS)

Mr. Adriel Betts (MS)

Mrs. Laura Griese (MS)

Mrs. Dawn Michel (College Counselor)

Campus Minister

Fr. Sean Downing

Learning Consultants

Mr. Tony DiSalvo (HS)

Mr. Brian Groark (MS)