Advertisement
Advertisement

No rating

GreatSchools Rating

Holy Trinity Academy

Private | K | 18 students

Our school is the only Orthodox parochial school in Arizona.
 
 

 

Living in Phoenix

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $115,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $740.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

15 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted May 23, 2014

Our son is about to finish his first year as a 4 year old at HTA. After seeing the progress and education he was receiving we pulled our daughter our of her Kinder program at another school to have her finish at her second semester at HTA. This is a truly well rounded academic education with studies in Art you would expect at a Jr High level. The class sizes are small and parents are very involved. The field trips where education and enriching for both the parents and students. I can not say enough about the director Ms Juli who truly cares about ever student as if it were her own. She has an open door policy and I knew the progress of my child daily. My only regret is not finding HTA sooner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2014

HTA has saved my daughter. This was my daughter's 3rd school. After Rancho Solano closed it Missouri campus we choose to send her to Villa Montessori. It had great reviews and a High Tuition to match. I noticed right away that academics weren't the same as at Rancho. The teachers assured me she was still doing all her academics and it was a different environment. I stuck through the Montessori way to give it a try. It was year filled with art, pottery, beads and lots more beads. At the start of her second year I begin to realize she was not ready for Kinder and worried that she would fall behind. I found a hidden gem in HTA. After talking to the director at HTA I pulled my daughter out during winter break and she is now completing her second semester at HTA. Although the class was much more advanced than her, the environment was nurturing and in 5 short months she was caught up and is ready for 1st great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

We have been bringing our daughter to HTA for the past two years and enrolled her in the Kindergarten program for next year. We are really impressed with the things that she has learned, besides English they learn Greek as well along with religion. We truly believe this school has instilled some great qualities that will stay with her and us forever. The Director always has her door open to listen to concerns/comments. She is very good about communicating with the parents. We feel our daughter is in good hands at Holy Trinity Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

I have twin daughters that attend this wonderful Christian school. I can only say that the experience has been exceptional. The teachers are caring and smart. The class sizes are small. My daughters are testing 2 grades higher on their assessment tests. They enjoy going to school and don't want to leave when we arrive to pick them up from after care. Other school may have good marketing, but Holy Trinity has RESULTS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

This school is absolutely wonderful! The teachers truly care and the class sizes are small. We moved to Phoenix not really knowing anyone and the people here treated us like family. The curriculum is rich with subjects such as Greek, math, music, art, and numerous enriching field trips. The children are also given a strong moral foundation and are taught to be compassionate and kind to one another. My daughter told me that she wishes she didn't have weekends, so that she could be at school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

Our daughter has had a positive and successful learning experience this year thanks to Holy Trinity Academy. When looking for a preschool with an accelerated curriculum, affordable before and after school care for two working parents, a small class size at a beautiful facility, HTA was the perfect choice. She absolutely loved her teachers and the director who create a loving and nurturing environment, and she is excited every day to go to her school. We love the rich variety of activities that will only lead our daughter's success as she enters kindergarten next year. She was already reading by the middle of the school year and is so proud of herself when giving her older sister Greek language lessons! She has loved her experiences learning all about famous artists like Chagall, music involving the stringed instruments, Greek dancing, and the hands-on science projects! When looking for a preschool, you won't go wrong by choosing HTA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

Our son loves HTA. The teachers are great and really care about the children. He has learned so much academically and socially. We never have to worry when we drop him off at school. We know he is happy and learning new things!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

Holy Trinity Academy is an EXCELLENT school! My two children attend HTA - the oldest is in Kindergarten and has attended since Pre-K 3, and the youngest is in Pre-K 3. They both absolutely love school and their teachers. The curriculum is advanced and my Kindergartner will be doing first and second-grade classwork before the end of the year! The student-teacher ratio is very low, which allows the kids to have individualized attention. In addition to a stellar academic curriculum, they have classes in art, music, Greek Language, and Orthodoxy. This is a school for everyone - and the best part is that it's affordable when compared to other private schools! I HIGHLY recommend HTA for your child. You won't regret it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2012

Three of my children attended HTA and received an excellent education. They have formed close relationships with faculty members who truly care about them as human beings and as students. They have a strong art and music program and they teach computer science that applies to real life situations. The teachers are the kind of people that you want to have as role models for your kids. The administration tries out new strategies for working with kids; they gives creative license to teachers to try new ideas. I am very happy my children received such a fine education. They are learning how to learn and I love that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2011

I have had the pleasure and privilege of being an educator for fifteen years. This is my first year teaching at HTA and it has been very exciting to see teachers that also feel it is a pleasure and privilege to teach the children. Every teacher from grade level teachers to special area teachers give all their heart everyday. The educators are well trained and have mastered the craft of reaching children. The staff has raised the bar well beyond state standards. Because the children are put in a nurturing environment, they are able to reach these high expectations. Most of the children are performing above grade level and a handful are performing close to two grades above state requirements. It is an amazing thing to witness. The school has incorporated string, computer, Greek language, music and physical education classes.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 26, 2010

As a parent I have been very happy with my child's experience at Holy Trinity Academy. The small class size, individual attention received, and professionalism of each teacher has helped my child become prepared for the challenges ahead. I would highly recommend this school to anyone interested.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Kindergarten program is below average. Academics are not emphasized and my child left knowing less than his friends from a public school. There were only 10 kids in the class and still there was no individualism. Math program they use is good but it is not implemented well. Mathematics are definitely weak at this school. Some days went by without any academics being done at all! My son called them "no work days". At this young age the children need repetition in order to learn but they don't get that repetition in the Kinder class. A lot of work was done by us at home to make sure he is moving forward. We are obviously switching schools and we definitely know that he is not ready for first grade at another school. Principal is the priest of the school but really not a very present figure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

Awesome school. Great teachers that really care about our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2007

Small calss size=more attention for your kids. Teachers are amazing. Preschoolers are learning about fine arts, classics, respect, music, religious education. You don't have to be orthodox to attend. The teachers are very knowledgeable on gifted children as well. This school is very traditional in the best sense, they have a christmas pageant every year and graduation ceremonies. My child was shy but since has come out of the shell and is articulate and begs to attend everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

The teachers are amazing and really care about your child as an individual. They foster love of learning and self confidence. This school is so great people from all faiths and communities attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Oops! We currently do not have any student information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Greek

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 1:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:15 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Juli Pritsos
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Greek Orthodox
Fax number
  • (602) 230-9099

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
  • Traditional
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Greek
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Textile design
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Our school believes that a positive and successful learning experience during the early years of education forms a solid foundation for future achievement. Our rich curriculum emphasizes a strong academic foundation along with religious studies, foreign language, computers, and fine arts. At the same time, we make learning interesting and fun through the use of songs, dance, and a variety of hands-on activities! HTA is a state licensed facility with a small student to teacher ratio.
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

 

This school accepts applications on a

rolling basis

 
Apply now
 

What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
16
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
18

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
No.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Madison Traditional Academy
Simis
Archway
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1973 East Maryland Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Website: Click here
Phone: (602) 248-3881

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT