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Holy Trinity Episcopal School

Private | PK-12 | 171 students


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Posted December 15, 2013

HTES is an award winning school. It encompasses thoughtful and friendly parents in a family environment. I'll never forget walking into the school and hearing teachers from other grade levels greet my PreK3 student. I love that every knows each other. I also appreciated that when my son needed a little extra help in the class, the principal and teachers met sigh us to develop a plan. My child and all the other children get the attention they deserve.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 14, 2013

A fantastic school! Both of my kids started out in Pre-K3 and have been at the school 3 & 4 years respectively. The quality of education is outstanding because the teachers are really involved and committed to the success of the students and the school. The teaching is very individualized so each child is able to reach his/her potential. The students are very respectful (holding the door open for you, saying "Yes Sir" etc.) and very supportive of each other. It is a small school and it is growing. HTES went through a rough financial period but emerged stronger and with improved accountability and leadership. I have every confidence in recommending this school to prospective parents.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 19, 2011

My 2 kids love HTES - and so do my husband & I. My son started in Kinder and will be in 7th grade in the fall & my daughter started in PreK-3 and will be in 4th grade. National Honor Society, Student Council, Basketball, Baseball, new this year flag-football, that's just my son. My daughter is on the Cheer Squad and loves being a part of the team. The teachers, yes, ALL of the teachers are awesome and we wouldn't have our kids any place else. Besides academics, the kids are all doing their part in the community with service projects. Very GREAT school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 6, 2011

I'm a student at Holy Trinity, But i also DO know what im talking about. Holy Trinity is becoming a great school...i personally think it has a lot of work to do but thats only because the school is so young. To be honest i dont like most of the teachers...But thats just me. AT THE END OF THE DAY, And many people wold agree, You will get out of Holy Trinity what you are willing to put into it. If you go everyday and sit and do nothing, that is EXACTLY what you will get. The teachers dont push you, you are expected to push yourself. If you are a parent, and you put nothing into it, you wont get anything out either. Its one of those things where you make it what you want to. If you see bad reviews on here its because those people werent willing to get something out of our school. Its a great place to be and go to school. You can really get a lot out of it. As a student i really look forward to our school growing. I strongly suggest enrolling your kid here.

Posted June 29, 2011

Fantastic school! It has a very close-knit, community feel. We worked with this school with our business so when the time came to pick a school for our daughter it was an easy choice. Very professional and serious about educating and equipping your child for success. There are many places for you, as a parent, to serve which was important to me.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 22, 2011

Our daughter just finished her first year at Holy Trinity Episcopal School. We have been so impressed with the school. Before her first day of Kindergarten our daughter can write a short paragraph with very little help from us. She is well on her way to reading independently - as she knows over 60 words by sight and is learning phonics to sound out the ones she doesn't know. In addition to her core academics, our daughter loves to show off her beginning Spanish and the dance moves she loved in her extracurricular class. Unlike many families at Holy Trinity, we aren't actively religious. Despite that we are very pleased with the spiritual component of the curriculum. We feel that the lessons help our daughter to become more socially conscious by learning compassion, kindness, and forgiveness. The staff at Holy Trinity has given our daughter so much more than we could have ever expected, and we are so proud to call Holy Trinity our school.
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Posted June 20, 2011

My son has been at Holy Trinity for 5 years. As he prepares to enter the 6th grade, I am amazed at what he has accomplished and how advanced he is compared to other children that attend the local public schools. At Holy Trinity he is encouraged to be intellectual and excel in all areas. The teachers and head of school have cultivated an environment that fosters respect, learning and Christianity, which is refreshing when considering the negative peer pressure that unfortunately dominates many other educational facilities.
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Posted June 20, 2011

My completed PK-4 this year and I have nothing but great things to say about the school and her teacher Ms Bryan. She has grown and learnt so much in the past year. She can count to 100 in ones, twos and tens. She is reading site words and simple readers. She has written reports on her favorite things to do with her dad and her favorite restuarant. She also does regular show and tell (which is a huge accomplishment for her, because she was so introverted when she joined the school). The Christian Principles and respect for others that she is taught daily are also helping mould her into a wonderful and compassionate human being
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 19, 2011

I thoroughly researched private schools before we chose HTES and I believe it to be on par with any private school in town. I have never had any teachers work so closely, and give such wonderful progress reports, as I have at Holy Trinity. Dr. Ellisor has such a command of how schools should be run, and she has picked an incredible faculty. The religious focus, Christ-centered without being overly dogmatic, is also a great fit.
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Posted June 18, 2011

After researching ALL of the private schools in Houston, HTES stood out in every way. Personalized care for my daughter, great academics, fantastic parent community. All that and at about 1/2 the price of comparable private schools. Our family couldn't be more pleased with the gem we have discovered in Holy Trinity!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 18, 2011

Excellent teachers, strong principal, and challenging academic programs. My daughter loves her teacher and her school.
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Posted June 7, 2011

I love Holy Trinity and so do my kids! With an active 3rd and 4th grader it is wonderful to have a caring and supportive staff to work with. My kids are learning things above their grade level and are having fun while doing it! Thank you Holy Trinity!
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Posted May 28, 2011

My daughter attended this school for 2 years and my son has been here for 5 years. The teachers have been outstanding and both my children have hugely benefitted from being in this school. Everyone knows each-other and it feels like a family and hence the likelyhood of children getting bad habits is minimal.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 19, 2011

Terrible. Very bad experience with adminstration. No issues with the teachers, but the school is poorly run.
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Posted May 7, 2011

Anyone who has had their child in PreK4 knows that their child is getting an outstanding education. Mrs. B is the best thing in the school. The head of school gives a really good first impression with the school tour and presentation, but she is really a one trick pony, unable to deliver on anything of substance without a team of parents guiding and leading her. The school announced mid year that they were going to close down without much notice, an example of the extremely poor leadership at the top. The constant and unending fundraising is very draining both financially and emotionally. Although tuition is the most expensive of all the private schools in the area, parents are still expected to participate in the annual giving campaign. The family picnic turned into an hour long request for money while the kids were went outside to the playground. The grandparents day was also used as a solicitation for money, which came as a surprise to my parents who simply wanted to come visit their grandchild. I have nothing bad to say about the teachers or the support the parents provide the school, they are amazing. But I have serious reservations about the leadership.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 21, 2011

My child attends Holy Trinity Episcopal School and has been very happy there he is going into Kindergarten next year and I can tell you from experience that the PreK teachers at Holy Trinity are amazing! All teachers are degreed and certified. Several have graduate degrees. Several have published in academic journals. Our head of school has a Doctorate in Education. Our current student-teacher ratio in K-6 is about 14:1, PreK is 10:1 EVERY child (even PreK) goes to specialized classes in Spanish, Art, Drama, and Music with teachers dedicated to these subjects. Our students typically score 2 to 4 grade levels above national school norms. Holy Trinity creates an enriching learning environment with a foundation in mainstream Christian values. Each day starts with prayer and a devotion the perfect way to start a day. As you make the difficult and important decision about where to send your kids to school, please visit Holy Trinity for a private tour - your children deserve your consideration of this amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 24, 2010

My son is currently in the 7th grade at Holy Trinity. We have been there for 5 years now. You can not ask for a better learning enviroment for your children. The school is very well rounded...offering a strong academic program, electives, athletics, and daily chapel. Holy Trinity continues to grow and has recently started a high school program. The faculty is the best and truly cares about the education of the children. I could go on and on about all the positive things about the school...don't get me wrong there have been a few problems but they have always been handled promptly and professionally. Overall my son is receiving the best education available in a wonderful Christian enviroment and I couldn't ask for more. Check the school out for yourself at
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Posted December 9, 2008

We came to Holy Trinity in 2nd grade from a very trying public school situation and have never been happier. Our child is challenged on a daily basis and because of the great teaching staff is more than able to meet each challenge. The education along with the warm and welcoming Christian environment makes this a wonderful experience not just for the children, but the parents as well.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 3, 2008

This school rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!! It has a great academic program and its brung us farther than we ever could at public schools
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 15, 2008

From first sight we fell in love with this school and watched as our child grew every day. During the time at HTES there were some changes in administration. There is definite catering to certain teachers who many parents are concerned with. To the point of removal of their child (ren) for that particular year and tuition is pricey. The schools facility is beautiful and making plans for the high school opening addition, many classes are in cottages during this phase but it is very nice. They have an awesome curriculum as well as daily chapel. They offer fine arts and Spanish starting in PK3. There are a number of school plays, competitions, events and fundraisers each year. And I have never seen such dedicated parent involvement. There is a family bond when you are at HTES that is undeniable. Check it out for yourself
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 31%
Black 22% 13%
Hispanic 18% 51%
Asian or Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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  • Dr. Shirley Ellisor
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11810 Lockwood Road
Houston, TX 77044
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Phone: (281) 459-4323


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