While we do not "teach to test," we provide support so that interested students can prepare for high school placement and standardized tests.
Holy Trinity offers a full academic curriculum including Religion, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and History/Social Studies. For our core curriculum, grades kindergarten through fifth are in self-contained classrooms. Sixth through eighth grades are departmentalized. Specialized instruction is offered in Music, Physical Education, and Computer Education which includes Writing Starz in grades K-3, and grades 4-8 receive instruction in the Mac Computer Laboratory. This laboratory has 40 iMacs, which all have internet access. Every classroom has access to Chrome books and iPads.
An important part of the school's spiritual teaching involves Sacramental Preparation. We consider the teaching and practice of religious values and beliefs a priority.
Holy Trinity School philosophy states, “We recognize and value the uniqueness, dignity, and basic go
odness of each individual as a child of God. With this in mind, we attempt to impart to our students a sense of the unconditional love of God and a certainty of their own self-worth.” As a school we create programs and constantly evaluate and redevelop our curriculum to try to best meet all students’ learning needs. We believe our math program is a clear example of this.
At Holy Trinity School we want each child to reach their maximum potential. As a result, we have created smaller-sized math classes by having students with identified needs receive their math instruction in the Math Lab for grades 3-5.
The Advanced Math Program challenges Middle School students to take higher level math classes. The goal is to prepare those eighth graders who are ready to complete a program designed to take them through AP Calculus in high school.
In 2005, we created a Math Lab with smaller class size. In our Math Lab, a math specialist works with those students in grades three through five who need additional help. The students attending the Math Lab receive small group instruction in multiple ways. Students are taught by teacher demonstration at the board and by being able to write problems on individual white boards. “Hands on” instruction includes use of clocks, money, fraction cubes, geometric shapes, and numbers and operation signs. For upper division students with identified needs, our resource teacher works in small groups in the classroom with these students to provide accommodations and special help. Our goal is to build the students’ mastery of math concepts and skills, and to build their self-esteem through succeeding in math. Success builds self-worth.
God, the Way to Heaven
The religion program at Holy Trinity is extensive. Every class including Kindergarten receives information about Catholic Christianity. In Kindergarten, you learn about who Jesus and God are and you are taught about the Holy Spirit. From First Grade to Fifth, we study Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. In Sixth Grade, we are taught about the Old Testament and about God. Next in Seventh and Eighth grades, you learn again about the Trinity, but in a lot more detail. Once every week, each class goes to 8 o'clock Mass together. Every month, one grade plans a liturgy for a student body Mass, which the whole school attends. Some people from that grade read the Liturgy of the Word. Others say the petitions and bring up the gifts. Holy Trinity has a meaningful, spiritual program.
At Holy Trinity School, we do recognize the uniqueness of each student and strive to meet the unique learning needs of all. We feel that this innovative math program is making great strides to help us accomplish our mission of an unconditional love of God and a certainty of each student’s self-worth.