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Grapevine, TX
Students enrolled: 390

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3750 William D Tate Avenue
Grapevine, TX 76051

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(817) 421-8000
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January 05, 2014
As a public school educator living in an excellent school district, I chose Holy Trinity for my elementary-aged children because the Catholic environment paired with the high behavioral expectations of students creates a strong environment for advanced education. The curriculum is rigorous; students who are not on-level will struggle. Advanced students will be well-challenged. I am impressed with the age-appropriate leadership opportunities afforded the children. It has helped the children grow in confidence and esteem. The only concern I have with this school is that it does seem that the wealthiest parents of the school have more clout with the run of the school than parents who struggle to make tuition. But, that probably has more to do with the region than with the school. I have been very pleased with the education my young children have received. I believe HT has helped them to develop good self-discipline and good work ethic which will serve them well in later education and life. It is my plan to send the children to public middle and high school, later, due to expense.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2013
As an educator and parent I highly recommend Holy Trinity Catholic to any family who is looking to educate their child in a nurturing environment with high standards. All students are provided a curriculum that is at or above grade level, which encourages community service, public speaking and leadership opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2012
Our family has been going to HTCS for 5 years. We love it. When we first came, everyone was so welcoming and the teachers were so nice to us. Sure, every once in a while the kids will meet a rude or mean kid here. Every school has those people. But luckily, they haven't met many. The teachers really help them when they don't understand something. The academic program is great. We talk to other people from other schools and they haven't learned most of the things they've learned yet. Going to a catholic, I believe will help them later in life. This school has always taught them how to keep their faith strong. But yes, it is true the principal left in October. But that doesn't mean our school is bad. The principal did leave unexpectedly. So it's not our fault really. I think we've done good with the adjustment. And I saw some of the comments, and yes we are a blue ribbon school. Just because we aren't awarded as a blue ribbon school, does not mean it's not blue ribbon anymore. HTCS was awarded the award in 2003. Overall, the school is a very good school for any child.

- submitted by a community member
May 26, 2012
From a first year parent-after several years at Montesorri & Spanish immersion schools: - academic rigor? Our 1st grader is doing the same academics as a neighbor's 2nd grader at a local exemplary public school. Other friends complain about their kids being bored at another local exemplary public elementary school. HTCS seems committed to rigorous academics. - class size vs public schools? With more disciplined classrooms our daughter gets a lot of individual attention, personal touches, and has developed close relationships with her teachers. - Catholic identity? When our daughter comes home singing church songs, wants to pray the rosary and asks questions such as "why does the Holy Spirit have flames" we can see her faith becoming an integral part of her life. - extra-curricular activities? There are more than enough and we often have to choose from several a week. We had heard about the community bonding with other families/kids who have similar values and have now experienced it first hand. -cost? We might not be able to save as much for college, but we think the strong educational and spiritual foundation she is receiving will pay more dividends. Happy with HCTS? Extremely

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2012
The true shining stars of this school are its teachers and students. We have been pleased with the overall quality of HTCS, despite the recent changes. Every school in the area, private or public, has gone through such changes. So far, HTCS has not disappointed in how it handled those changes, and has remained focused, amid all the "noise," on providing a compassionate, balanced, and academically challenging Catholic education. The majority of the teachers treat students with dignity and love, and encourage them to do their very best. The curriculum is accelerated, especially in the new math, science, phonics and social studies. The art and music programs are top notch, kids having opportunities to perform in a band or choir at elementary level. The kind and creative art teacher reminds our kids to pay attention to the beauty of fine arts every week. The lower grade Spanish curriculum could use an update - more hands-on activities involving the Spanish speaking world, not just our southern neighbor. And the P.E. program could be more athletic and competitive. But overall, a strong Catholic school and a superior academic option to the local public schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
Holy Trinity is the only Catholic School that makes me feel welcome every time I have a question. They always seem to find the time to talk to me and to find the answers for me. I think they are an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
Most of the postings are outdated since a lot has happened in the last two years. Principal left in October 2011 amidst a mystery cloud and interim principal is well-intentioned but has no gravitas. The school is really suffering from lack of leadership. It seems to cater more and more to the conservative catholic section. Aside from the religious education, there is no added-value to the school compared to surrounding isd's.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
I've been a teacher for 24 years now and Holy Trinity Catholic School is the most enthusiastic and challenging school I've ever encountered. The administration opens up new possibilities and opportunities both for the faculty/staff, and the students and their families. High academic standards and expectations are incorporated with a sincere Catholic identity. There is an overall sense of graciousness and caring throughout the school making teachers and students glad to be there every day.

- submitted by a teacher
November 13, 2010
I'm wondering why they claim to be a National Blue Ribbon School because when you check the List of 2010 Blue Ribbon Schools, they are not listed.

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2010
This school is just like a public school that is rated "recognized" or "exemplary". They don't really differ academically. Whenever I read the newsletters I don't consistently find stories about outstanding students. It only happens once in a long while. So I'm thinking of finding a better school for my child.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2010
HTCS is a great school. Our daughter is now in the 8th grade and has been with the school since she was in the 2nd grade. HTCS does not sit on its laurels and constantly seeks ways to improve on the learning environment. The recent changes are exciting, and I only wish that my daughter were there to experience it in the years ahead. The children that continue with this school are very fortunate.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2010
I am a former teacher at Holy Trinity and a former public school teacher. Besides the obvious benefits of a Catholic education, this school excels in academics. Because there is no TAKS test, teachers can teach the subject not the test. The curriculum is more stringent than public school but there is extra help available for any student who needs help. The students are required to do homework and unlike public school 99% do their work and therefore the learning that takes place is amazing. Parent support and volunteering is more than amazing.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 11, 2010
I really dislike this school. many people say they are blessed to go here, this is not true. Yes i am blessed enough to afford their rising tuition, but not blessed in the academics and teachers. I used to go to public school and prefer to be going there instead of a 6000 dollar school, not including anything. Just tuition. This school has sure gone down hill.

- submitted by a student
February 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 10, 2008
Holy Trinity Catholoic School has great teachers and staff. Their dedication shows in all of our children and we are blessed to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
As a current student of HTCS, I am very grateful that I attend there. I have attended for seven years and have learned so much and made so many friends. The extracurricular activities have so much to offer and are so much fun. The school is very disciplined and expects your best effort always. The only negative comment I have is that the principal has lacked some leadership in the last few years. Despite that it is a great school and I will always remember it. I recommend HTCS over all other schools.

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2008
Holy Trinity is vastly superior to the public schools in the area, one of our children started in the public school system and we decided to give him the opportunity to attend private school. After looking at several schools in Dallas and Fort Worth we settled on HTCS. We have not been disappointed; the school offers an excellent balance between academic excellence and values and discipline. This may be a school that's a bit too demanding for both children and parents who are less inclined to high academic standards and stricter discipline than public schools. The principal is someone who truly cares about the children and is there due to vocation and not just as a means to hold a paying job, the teachers are equally committed and are clearly there due to vocation more than for the money - we never saw that in public school. Great School!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2008
Starting next year I will have all four of my children at Holy Trinity. The school has been a wonderful environment for my children. They are not only receiving a great education but are learning the values that I believe are important in life. I have to admit that I have been leary this year considering I have a high functioning autistic child. But they have bent over backwards for him and we haven't had any problems w/his issues. My oldest child transferred in from another catholic school years ago and was behind but caught up w/a little extra work. The number of parent volunteers are amazing. The teachers are strict but encouraging. My children and I are proud to be part of such a christian environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2007
As a former student, I honestly couldn't recommend this school to anyone. The teachers are awful. The principal shows no leadership whatsoever. There were no electives, except 'manners' class in 8th grade and let me say that the kids were some of the rudest I've ever known. There was zero respect and teachers tried to hard to be 'cool' than lay down the law. I want to close this with, I'm glad I'm in high school because I'm not missing Holy Trinity at all!

- submitted by a former student
May 29, 2007
This is our second year in HTCS, our daughter came to this school in fifth grade and she is shining. The amount of work and grade of difficulty meet our expectations. She works pretty hard, but has never complained. We know that at HTCS our daughter is not only getting an excellent academic level, but she is also learning study skills and discipline that will prepare her for the rest of her life. We think the whole student formation is very important, that is why we prefer a Catholic education over a public schools. Parent involvement is important.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
This is an outstanding school. We are recent out of state transfers and indeed this school will challenge you and your child. The ciriculum is comprehensive particularly in language arts, science and language. The Spanish program is world class. Work is intense. It is a rigiorous school, not for the faint of heart for either child or parent. You must be a deeply involved parent or child will find it very difficult. Particularly in the lower grade levels. Expectations are very high and grading tough. However the school works very hard to accomodate all children at all learning levels. We have a child with ADD and the school has been very accomodating in working with and supporting our child's needs. As a result our child is thriving and doing execeptionally well in school. We highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2007
As an educator and a parent, I believe that Holy Trinity Catholic School provides the best education in the area. We had to pull our daughter out of the public education system because they where not responding to her academic needs. Holy Trinity, I am pleased to say fulfilled those needs. We have been at the school for 3 years. Now, all my children attend. We have and will continue to recommend this school to parents looking for a solid and challenging education for their children.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2007
The families at this school are wonderful! Sadly, however, I can't recommend this school. Our children attended for three years, but we removed them as we became increasingly concerned with the school's lack of leadership and their narrow definition of an acceptable student. Our experiences in the public school system after we left Holy Trinity have been eyeopening. Holy Trinity's academics, quality and tenure of teachers, extracurricular programs, and most importantly, the leadership are all lacking in comparison. We had our hearts broken with the thought of leaving a Catholic education, but it was not worth the struggles we experienced at Holy Trinity. Had the administration valued parent input, we might have been able to resolve our concerns.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2007
I would not recommend sending your child to this school unless your child is a 'perfect' student. By perfect, I mean performing at an above average level. What I found is students who began in the school at an early age appear to be successful and excel. New transfer students struggle especially, those transferring from public schools. There is no room or tolerance for falling behind, forgetting homework or incomplete work.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2006
I used to teach at Holy Trinity and would highly reccomend it for students and for teachers looking for employment. The former principal set high standards for the faculty and it showed. The children were well-educated and well behaved thanks in no small part to the parents true interest in their children's education. It was always a team effort between the parents and the teachers to ensure the best education possible for the children.

- submitted by a teacher
January 22, 2006
This is our first year at Holy Trinity and we are very pleased. My daughter has wonderful teachers, they have so much experience and are very organized. They keep us parents informed of whats going on inside the classroom on a weekely basis. The Jason Project curriculum for Science is fantastic, their Science teacher won a National Award for being the best teacher of the year and I can see why, she keeps her students really motivated. Their Spanish program is really good, well above average, take that from someone who is a native speaker. The parents involvement is incredible. My daughter is really happy and so are we. We drive 30 minutes everyday to get there, but it is worth the trip.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2005
Great academics, wonderful religion, mediocre leadership from the principal, but awesome parent involvement makes up for it. Good level of extracurricular--could use some strings and chess club.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
February 09, 2005
I do not recommend that you put any child that you care about into this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2005
My child has been at Holy Trinity for two years. She is reading already in Kindergarten, and loves school. She understands there is a God that is there for you. There are rules that extend well into the home. I highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2003
I feel that my children are receiving the best of both worlds. They are receiving the best education with the guidance of a Catholic/christain faith. The teachers that are at the school are the most nuturing, caring that I have ever met. I myself was a teacher before I moved to the area. There is not a day my children are not excited to be going to school to be with their friends and to learn.

- submitted by a parent

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Holy Trinity Catholic School
3750 William D Tate Avenue, Grapevine, TX  76051
(817) 421-8000
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Holy Trinity Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top