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
- Eleven members of the HTCS Class of 2023 applied and were accepted at Catholic high schools (Benet Academy, Montini Catholic High School, Chesterton Academy of the Holy Family)
- The 2023 high school graduating class had four HTCS alumni as Illinois State Scholars. This constitutes 21% of the HTCS Class of 2019 receiving an honor typically recognizing the top 10% of Illinois graduating Seniors.
- Two students competed in the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Fair in Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. An 8th grade student earned a Silver award and a 7th grade student earned a Gold award plus a special award nomination to the Thermo Fisher Scientific Junior Innovators Challenge through the Society for Science.
- Mrs. Jessica Paulsen received the 2022 Westmont Educator of the Year. She is the third teacher from Holy Trinity to be recognized for this honor in the past 10 years.
- 36th Annual Robert Huntoon Memorial Math Contest at Montini Catholic High School – an individual 7th grade student earned 9th place in his division
- 2022/2023 Suburban Parochial League Varsity boys Track and Field Champion; Junior Varsity girls placed Second in Conference
- 2021/2022 girls Junior Varsity volleyball team had a 10-0 record