I'm amazed that a positive review gets one like and a negative review gets 7 or 11! And the start rating is a high four, (should be a 5). I'm a super happy parent and am totally behind the current administration and teaching staff. I trust them to hire the best teachers and if they let someone go, I have absolutely no doubt that the decision wasn't taken lightly, and is in the best interests of the students. The academic standards are top notch, as are the athletics, arts, science and technology. It's a true college preparatory education. Reading any review, you will believe what you want to believe; and if a less than stellar review leads you to choose a different school for your student, believe me, the loss will be yours. Beware the internet and as another reviewer suggests, tour the school, look at the results, speak to students and above all, trust your gut. Mine said this was a solid pick and I couldn't be more impressed.
HTEA is a wonderful academic establishment. The teachers are caring, the students are kind and respectful and the administration is always available for the parents. The firing of a beloved coach has caused a rift between some of the parents and the administration. Honestly, if your student isn't a part of that particular sport, his not being there doesn't effect how one feels about the school. (side note: there was no explanation for the firing, many rumors have spread, but it was a decision made by a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors, not the administration, which tells you something). Many AP courses are offered and the college counseling office is top notch. No school is perfect, but HTEA is a wonderful, academically challenging and caring environment for students.
I absolutely love this school and both of my kids are flourishing. We have been at Holy Trinity for 9 years now and experienced both campuses. The opportunities for the kids are amazing and both my kids are learning at an accelerated rate. My upper school child is playing on many sports and has many choices of clubs. The best part about the junior high school is how much the teachers watch over the kids, while preparing them for high school. They are closely monitored for social and academic success and the communication home to the parents is almost weekly. Be careful reading all the reviews, as the school recently dismissed a beloved Cross Country Coach, and some parents are very upset about this decision. While I truly believe it was in the best interest of the school, these parents have decided to publicly assassinate the school. I would recommend you take a tour and talk to students and parents and you will quickly realize how wonderful the school is.
Holy Trinity is sadly a rapidly deteriorating institution What once was a top academic , Christian academy , the recent events have divided the school . Poor leadership , newly hired with no previous headmaster experience has left the school floundering . Precious resources are being funneled to a public relation firm to combat parent dislikes . This school refuses to listen to it's customers and will only continue to raise tuition and weaken their academics until the leadership wakes up and deals with the truths. Beware the slick advertising and ask around . Find parents who are enduring this demise !
Holy Trinity has in the past been an excellent school for academics and sports, providing a safe and positive learning environment. Sadly, the new administration has acted in manipulative and underhanded ways, compromising the core values on which this school was founded. Their actions are having severe negative effects on students, staff and parents. As expensive as this school is, you will not be getting your moneys worth by placing your child here.
My daughter is in junior high at the Upper School and started out in Early Childhood at the Lower School. She has flourished with all of the opportunities given to her. Her teachers are willing to put in extra time if she needs extra help. She has played two sports and been in photography club and gotten to know her teachers and coaches outside of the regular day. She also enjoys volunteering at summer camp with our younger students. This is her home away from home!
Many of us are what we at HTA consider "lifers", and we are so saddened to watch the slow demise of such a great establishment. The new leadership has failed our community, in part, due to not understanding that this place is our home. We pray that this dark era will pass soon.
This is my sons last year at the Lower School. He has grown so much and I know he is prepared for even more academic rigors at the Upper School. I would consider no other schooling options for him because of the small class sizes, academic programs, enrichment programs, and athletics.
This school is not worth the tuition they charge. Some of their teachers are not caring and their staff are money bigots.Education is below public school standards. I would not recommend this school to my friends.