close by. Each House has around sixty pupils and becomes the Stoic's 'family.' Houses share common values, whilst also reflecting the characters of the Housemasters or Housemistresses. The Housemasters are supported in their role as mentors both by their families and close-knit staff teams of visiting Tutors and the residential Matrons and Under Housemasters. The Matrons, as well as looking after the domestic issues, care for the health and well-being of their charges, supported by the Medical Centre staff and School Doctor. There is always someone a Stoic can turn to for advice or encouragement.
As Stoics move through School, the Housemasters and Tutors provide sensitive academic and pastoral advice on subject choices and eventually university considerations. In fact, the friendship of many Housemasters extends far beyond the time when a pupil leaves Stowe.