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Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School

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Posted May 8, 2013

I read a post that questioned the ability of HTEDS graduates to get into "top private high schools." Here is a list of schools that the Class of 2013 have been accepted: Annapolis Area Christian Archbishop Spalding, Bishop McNamara, Bowie Summit Program, Bullis, DeMatha, Elizabeth Seton, Episcopal, Georgetown Day Georgetown Visitation, Gonzaga, Good Counsel, Holy Cross Holton-Arms, Indian Creek, Key, Maret, Madeira, National Cathedral, Roosevelt QUEST/AOIT, PG County Science & Technology Program, Severn, Sidwell Friends, St. Albans, St. Andrews - Maryland, St. Andrews - Delaware, St. Anselm s Abbey St. John s, St. Mary s Annapolis, St. Timothy s, St. Vincent Pallotti Stone Ridge,Virginia Episcopal, Woodberry Forest. The same class has also been awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships. Well done Holy Trinity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2013

Don't believe some of these negative reviews! Holy Trinity is a great school! It has provided my son with a solid academic foundation, and he has had a fantastic experience. He has attended since Kindergarten, and is now in the middle school. All of the eight graders this year and in the past have been accepted into top notch high schools, many with multiple scholarship offers. My son does well, and we work with him at home. We believe that the school and teachers cannot do this alone. It takes a collaborative effort to educate a child. Holy Trinity has comprehensive programming which focuses on the total development of the child. Your child will receive a solid foundation here, and they are sought after by many area high schools. The students do extremely well as a whole, and perform above the national average on the SAT 10 testing they take yearly. The new head of school is FABULOUS, and he really listens to parents and staff; and he takes an active interest in the children. This school may not be for every child, but if you know that this school fits you and your child, he/she will get a great foundation at Holy Trinity. It is a tremendous value for the money that you pay!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2013

Beware! This school has declined drastically over the past 5 years. The new administrator has a very tough job ahead of him. The previous administator destroyed this school by employing sub-standard teachers. Many top private high schools report the decline in student preparedness for their program coming out of Holy Trinity. Tutors in the area also report a record number of students from Holy Trinity who are far behind in mathematics. Ask for a list of high schools that accepted Holy Trinity 8th graders. Very few got into rigorous programs. The quality of teaching is very poor due to a lack of a curriculm and outdated textbooks. The teachers have a gotcha attitude and focus on trivial matters. The school is ill prepared to deal with young african american males. The only thing good about this school is that it has a nice secure facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2012

We had our child here for 2 yrs and chose to transfer to another school because we found that Holy Trinity was behind academically compared to other area schools among other reasons. When we asked for our child's transcript to be transferred, we were told someone from the admissions office would contact us. No one ever bothered to call to find out why we were leaving even after completing 2 full years at HT, and our child is a very bright student loved by every teacher that we had any encounter with. Meanwhile, I've heard of cases where some families are offered tuition assistance just to prevent them from leaving even when they didn't qualify for it. After starting at the new Christian school, my child actually asked why Holy Trinity is considered a Christian school. Clearly, the only thing christian about it is the name. I could go on to cite several other deficiencies. Not impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2012

My 3 year old son started this school this fall and we could not be happier. The entire staff is very friendly and hid teachers respond quickly to any concerns. My son LOVED his old school, and after his first day, he said "I want to go back to my new school pleeeeease". He is very happy, and expresses himself a lot better and it's only been 2 months. My husband and I are very pleased with Holy Trinity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2011

HTS is a business, plain and simple. It's about numbers. Wonderful families have left because HTS was unwilling to work with them. The contract for HTS is ironclad. Before you sign, beware. Once your name is on the dotted line, they will hold you to it. Even if you have to move due to a job transfer, they still want their tuition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2011

My daughter attends the 3 year old program and she loves it and so do we. The staff responds very quickly to concerns. Lastly my daughter is allowed to be creative and learn how to follow directions.
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Posted July 10, 2011

Everything visually about the school, web site, facilities and pictures look nice and inviting but are not representative of our experience. Our son attended summer program for 1 week and that was enough. Other day camps instruct children and ensure a friendly environment. Trinity just seems to lack in effort to be caring and facilitate a great experience for all the children. They may be professional but they seem heartless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2011

Holy Trinity has been an amazing experience for both my kids. As one prepares to graduate, the opportunities and offers to attend the top high schools around the area are pouring in. Holy Trinity has prepared them well, not only by giving them an excellent educational foundation but also by providing a spiritual environment that develops young men and women of strong character and integrity. The support we've received from teachers, staff, and administrators throughout the years, and particularly during the high school application process, has been outstanding. High schools are eager to welcome Holy Trinity graduates because of their academic preparedness and character.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

I went through the entire program, from Pre-K to 8th grade. HTS prepared me extremely well for high school. I went into high school prepared on how to manage my academics, sports, clubs, bands, and other extracurricular activities. The teachers are great and I have made friends for a lifetime. -Alumni


Posted January 5, 2011

We left HTS because it no longer maintains the high standards that attracted us. There is another gem in PG county that many parents do not know exist - Ascension Lutheran School in Landover Hills. If you want a CHALLENGING school for YOUR child visit Ascension and you will see the difference. We made the switch and only regret that we did not do it sooner. Good Luck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

This school is average at best. The teachers in 5th and 6th grade are worksheet driven and do not provide the students with any opportunities for higher order thinking. The teachers are more concerned with ensuring that the parents are not surprised at the end of quarter grades than making sure students learn. They are average teachers with very little creativity. It is definately not worth the money. The band program, however, is excellent. The leadership at the school is very weak and truly ineffective. They need to stop hiring ex-public school teachers and administrators. After teaching in public schools for years most teachers are zapped and do not have much to offer. This is very evident at this school. They do not pay enough to attract qualified teachers who keep up with the latest teaching research.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

As a student, HTS taught me so much! Although it was hard at times to follow the strict rules, all I can say is that I love this school. The teachers and faculty were amazing and all of the students developed a very strong bond. I made friends at HTS that I will have for the rest of my life. The acedemics were also very helpful from band, to art, to language and gym. Every teacher took a great interest in my well being and of all the students. Holy Trinity School taught me from Kindergarden to 8th grade and sent me very well prepared for my next school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2007

Very good staff and teachers, excellent teaching methodology, super PE programs, enriched learning environment, best art and music teachers in the area and not to mention best location. Every penny you invest in your child's education by sending him or her to Holy Trinity Day School is absolutely worth. Go for it. Parent of a 5th grader
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

I absolutely love HT Middle School! The teachers are fabulous, the Head of the Middle school is wonderful(Smolen) and the Student body is a good group of respectful, focused children. I can't say enough about the teachers they are well-qualified and genuinely interested in the students' academic success. They are kind, intelligent, and professional; excellent model's of what a good teacher is. The HT Middle School Faculty is a class act, the Best! The Drama program is awesome; the performances have been of stellar quality. Mrs. Firmani is the Best! And I can't forget the Band! Mrs. Prichard and Mr. Holla are a pair of very dedicated Music Directors that take their jobs very serious and have done an outstanding job in teaching the children to be good little musicians. I would highly recommend HT Middle School to any family who desires a Faith-based academic experience for their child. Luv it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

I was happy with HT, especially since they seemed to show an interest in the psychological well-being of my child. However, when I lost my job asked to defer - not reduce - the tuition payment until I was employed, they refused. I am now working and could well afford to send my child back there, but they convinced me that their interest in the students' well-being takes a back seat to their interest in money. My son was pyschologically damaged by the schools decision, which they made despite the fact that he had been a student since kindergarten and was about to enter the third grade. Furthermore, the timing of their decision - they waited until the day before classes were to begin - caused us to scramble to get my son into public school a week after classes began. The school's rigid inability to accommodate the needs of a student by providing a temporary extension of the tuition due date reflects their overall priorities - money trumps students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2005

I am absolutely thrilled with the quality of Holy Trinity School. I have my three children enrolled (two in middle school, and one in elementary school), and each one of them loves going to school every day. The staff is attentive, the classes are challenging, the teacher-student ratio is perfect (20 students max in all classes, K through 8th), and there is an impressive array of extracurricular activities. Middle school (5th-8th grade) offers band, drama, soccer, basketball, and more. The school environment is very diverse (as opposed to St. Pius, another well-regarded local private school), and the students are mannerly and friendly. I highly recommend Holy Trinity to anyone and will be sad when my children graduate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2004

My child loves Holy Trinity and wishes he could attend school seven days a week. The teachers and administrative staff are very friendly, responsive, knowledgable and really care about the welfare and academic success of the children. My child's teacher does a fantastic job of keeping the children interested in learning and makes it a fun and enjoyable endeavor. She also does everything she can to keep parents in the loop on classroom activities and parent participation is warmly welcomed. I am very pleased with our decision to send our child to Holy Trinity, one of the most highly regarded schools in the area.
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Posted October 4, 2004

Excelled curriculum omitts basic information most noted in Math. Parents should note that Private schools are not required to meet the same test standards as public schools and my child was behind in Math when transtered to a Public School. My child had all A's while attending Holy Trinity and attended the school for 4 years. Parents do not have a voice and only contribute in fund rasing activities. I reated the Principal leadership high since the teachers also have limited contribution to how the school is run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2004

I do not recommend this school as a good preschool because the staff are not equipped to deal with children. If children do not behave they characterize and label them unnecessarily which is not fair to the child or the parents. The adjustment period is not realistic and the staff are not sensitive to the differences.
—Submitted by a parent


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13106 Annapolis Rd
Bowie, MD 20720
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