After being in the school for 6 years, I must say that it has helped our son grow from a child to a young man and although we are leaving I have no bad words for the school. The teachers are excellent and helped our son throughout his formative years. I only wish them the best in all that they do and with all the changes that are coming this next school year. I would still recommend the school to any future parents
If you are interested in working with a school to ensure an academically strong education for your child, that has a good Catholic identity, and develops the child's self-discipline, responsibility, respect, and self-value, then Holy Trinity is a great choice.
If you are a negative navel-gazer who is only in a school to see what it can do for you and your child - without doing your part - you will probably be unhappy in any school.
Holy Trinity is a school that focuses on students and on families. It is an extension of the parishes' missions. The students at Holy Trinity will have leave the school with strong abilities that will help them to rise to the top and to the lead of any environment they encounter - thereafter - provided, the parent is working with (and not against) the school to ensure quality education.
There is no better school in the area than Holy Trinity. Is it perfect? No school is. But Holy Trinity is not interested in stagnancy or getting by. It strives every day to improve and to do best by its students. That goes further than a lot of other schools that you will encounter in the metroplex. Again, there is no better school. More expensive schools? Yes. Free schools? Yes. Schools as good? Maybe. Better? Nope.
After almost 5 years at the school, we are leaving. I have watched it go from an exemplary school, down to a political, bully-ridden, unacceptable example of private Christian school. There are some amazing teachers who would do anything for the kids, and I am sad to leave them. But then there is an administrator, hired to do fundraising, who is taking over. She is pushing out anyone who stands up against her and bringing in her friends from near and far. Then you have cliques of parents who teach their children to make cliques of their own. You're either in (rich, white, popular) or you're OUT.
And if a child bullies your child, "there's nothing we can do" --- unless, of course, you give a bunch of money or you belong to the popular crowd. Then they will help...
The kids go to Mass each Wednesday, but are allowed to behave like absolute heathens with no consequence for their actions throughout the rest of the week.
In this school year alone, we knew a boy who was choked on the throat by another child at at aftercare; then another boy sat in the front row at talent show and took videos of the kids while making fun of them. Neither of these lead to a major punishment for the misbehaving children!
This school will only change for the better when the toxic administration is removed and replaced with people who are more concerned with religion than money.
If your child is average, this is the school for you. If your child is advanced or struggles in the slightest there is nothing here for them.
If you are concerned about your child being bullied by classmates, fear not! There are teachers here who are FAR more cruel than any mean-spirited child you may encounter. Unfortunately the worst of them doubles as the assistant principal, so you will have no recourse.
A revolving door of principals (five in eight years) has done nothing to improve the situation. The last "nationwide' searches netted an unqualified internal promotion and an assistant principal all the way from Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth.
Think it will all be worth it because your student will be enveloped in a nurturing, Catholic/Christian environment? Think again! During one of our last conferences with school leadership, I mentioned that I expected more Christian-like behavior from students and teachers at a Catholic school. I was informed that HTCS is "more of a prep school than a Catholic school." Preparation for what? I don't know.
After we left, I honestly prayed that things might improve for the families foolish enough to stick around, but phone calls, texts and emails i have received in the last few weeks from friends have ensured me that is not the case.
We are now happily enrolled at another area Christian school where my kids are thriving. My only regrets are the eight years of hell I put my boys through in blind pursuit of a "Catholic" education. We should have left years ago.
RUN, don't walk, in another direction!
Although there are a few dedicated teachers that we have encountered, overall the frequent principal turnover and the low quality of some of its teachers explain why tuition at this school is so cheap. Also, potential families should consider where their children will go when they age out of Holy Trinity. The closest Catholic high school is in Fort Worth, 45 minute minutes away from HTCS. My family is actively searching for another private school.