Why Choose Holy Trinity
At Holy Trinity Catholic School we teach the whole-child. Recognizing the parents’ role as their child’s primary educators, we strive to work together to form character through learning and practicing virtue. Our hope for our students is that they will leave us strong, intelligent, well-spoken, prayerful, kind, generous, and joyful representatives of Jesus in the world. All of this happens in an environment where children are known by name as God’s beloved.
We know that each child is an individual, with unique, God-given gifts and talents. Our curriculum and academic programs allow each student to steadily progress at his/her own pace to master each learning target and standard. We have a framework for enriched learning that challenges each learner and allows him/her to explore interest areas, problem-solve, and develop public speaking and leadership skills. All of this happens in an authentically Catholic setting that naturally includes prayer, scripture, Mass, the Sacraments, Adoration, and service.
Areas of Excellence
- It is not uncommon for our graduates to be noticed in high school theology classes as those who know truly know their Faith. Our Catholic Faith is really and substantially a part of our school day and is enriched through special events, such as our annual pilgrimages.
Ability Placement in Mathematics
- Our common math hour allows students to be placed according to their aptitude for mathematics. There are generally 15-25 students who are accelerated in math, studying one or two years ahead of grade-level.
Fine Arts Education
- Music and art class are a part of every students’ instruction. By graduation, every student is able to read music and play an instrument. Our students have won local and statewide awards for their visual art works. Additionally, in-school piano instruction is available beginning in Kindergarten and our band program begins in Fourth grade.
World Languages and Cultures
- In fifth grade, our students begin their daily study of either French or Spanish. As a result, our graduates earn advanced placement in high school (level 2, usually level 2 honors) that positions them to take AP language as high school seniors and earn college credit. More importantly though, our students know how to acquire new language, a skill that (studies have shown) helps them achieve more in science, English language arts, and social sciences—and helps them achieve higher scores on standardized tests.
Family Support and Convenience Services
- We offer Extended Care before and after school each day, as well as camps over long breaks from school (e.g., summer, Christmas, and Easter.) Holy Trinity Catholic School is located one block from the Westmont METRA station and the parish owns a commuter parking lot. School families are given priority in purchasing commuter parking passes.
Recognition & Honors
- Fifteen members of the Class of 2019 applied and were accepted at Catholic high schools (Benet, Montini, Chesterton, Fenwick, and Nazareth).
- The 2018 high school graduating class had three HTCS alumni named as Illinois State Scholars. This constitutes 18.75% of the HTCS Class of 2014 receiving an honor typically recognizing the top 10% of Illinois graduating Seniors.
- 2019 Montini Technology & Engineering (M-TEC) Competition – 1st and 3rd place overall.
- 32nd Annual Robert Huntoon Memorial Math Contest at Montini Catholic High School – 7th grade team earned 3rd place in their division, 8th grade team earned 4th place in their division, and three student earned 3rd, 4th, and 7th place individually.
- 2017/18 Suburban Parochial League 6th Grade Cross Country Champion.
- The 2017/18 8th Grade Girls volleyball team placed second in the Big West Catholic Conference.
- One 7th grade student participated and placed in the 2018 IESA State Cross Country Championship.