HTS Back to School

by Kevin McShane, HTS Principal


Holy Trinity School welcomed 334 students for the first day of classes on Monday, August 29. From our humble beginning in 1818 on the 2nd floor of the St. Ignatius Chapel to our dynamic modern program, we strive to live our mission each day: promotion of justice, service of faith, and pursuit of academic excellence.

The year has begun with tremendous excitement as we are operating without any modifications due to COVID. We are able to gather as a whole school community for masses and assemblies. We have also exited the pandemic restrictions stronger than ever with a dynamic house system (like Hogwarts), an innovative reading program, a beefed up Spanish program, and a modern mathematics curriculum. One can see our house logos throughout the school buildings. Each of our houses (Romero, Arrupe, Becraft, Xavier, Day, and Juana), has a trait that its members encourage in the school (courage, perseverance, humility, gratitude, justice, and compassion).

One of the signature programs at HTS for over thirty years has been our Holly Destry Scholars Program (formerly known as the Gavigan Program) that supports students with potential who need some support to get up to speed with the rigorous academic program at HTS, high school, and beyond. The program has changed many lives for the better. These students receive full tuition scholarships, 1-on-1 tutoring after school, and a month of summer academic enrichment. If you would like to learn more about the program, please reach out to HTS Development Director Petch Gibbons (pgibbons@htsdc.org).

As we embark on this school year, we are so grateful to be a ministry of the Parish and glad we can contribute to the life of this vibrant faith community. We reach out regularly to the Social Justice, Liturgy, Ignatian Spirituality, and Religious Education programs so that we can be full participants in the life of the parish. If you would like to learn more about Holy Trinity School, please reach out to our admissions director, Daniela Krum (admissons@htsdc.org)