Bishop's Cup Competition
In 2022, the Bishop's Cup House Competition began. Students in 1st grade and above were sorted into two different houses- New House and Hughes House. The houses represent families who have been instrumental in the development of St. Philip's Episcopal School over the years.
New House- New House is named for Speck & Polly New. The New Family were members of St. Philip's Episcopal
Church and friends of St. Philip's Episcopal School. in 2014, the New Family established the Speck and Polly New Charitable Foundation. Each year, the foundation makes a sizeable contribution to both the church and school . The Symbol of New House is a bull to represent the New Family's connection to the cattle industry.
Hughes House- Hughes House is names for Jody Wentz Hughes and her son Hilton Hughes. Mrs. Hughes was a teacher at St. Philip's, a parent and grand parent of St. Philip's students. Mrs. Hughes made a sizeable contribution in 1990 that helped to fund a school expansion project. Her son Hilton served as school board president of St. Philip's for many years and made numerous, transformational gifts to the school over the years. The symbol of Hughes House is an owl to represent the Hughes Family's dedication to education.
In the innaugural year, students competed both academically and athletically and earned points for their houses. Students earned points for academics activities such as the spelling bee, PSIA competitions, and an art show. In athletics, students competed in soccer, lacrosse and track and field. The competition was fierce, but each team demonstrated incredible sportsmanship and integrity. At the end of the year, all points were tallyed and the New House won the Bishop's Cup. Each fall, new students to St. Philip's and rising 1st grade students are sorted into their house teams.