Founded on Gospel values and the four pillars of stewardship, the philosophy of the Holy Trinity school ministry is based on a living faith that embraces hospitality, prayer, formation and service.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the school ministry provides a strong Catholic and challenging academic environment for elementary school age students and their families. Parents are recognized as the primary educators of their children.
As a Eucharistic people living a stewardship way of life, the faculty and staff work together to develop the whole person - spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Graduates of Holy Trinity School will meet the challenging demands of a diverse world as Christian leaders, understanding what it means to be faithful disciples of Jesus, in true service of God and others.
Holy Trinity Parish in El Dorado Hills was founded on March 17, 1992. The Holy Trinity School Ministry opened in 2003 and is one of over 60 ministries in our dynamic parish of over 3000 families. 300 students currently attend the strong, nurturing community that is our school ministry. In a parish where Stewardship is a way of living, our parishioners give great support to all of our educational ministries – as a result, our tuition is the lowest of any parish school in the Sacramento Diocese. We are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association.
For the children of Holy Trinity School, religious education is an integral part of their daily lives. It is woven throughout the day in the curriculum, on the playground and in all aspects of the children’s relationships with one another. Strong morals and values, prayerful reflection and service for others encourage a welcoming and Christ centered presence for all.
Holy Trinity School offers a rigorous academic program, based on the new National Common Core Curriculum in the areas of math and language arts. Holy Trinity also meets and exceeds Diocesan standards in science, social sciences and physical education. Numerous academic and athletic extra-curricular activities are offered to enhance the education for each child.
Students of Holy Trinity School enjoy reasonable class sizes, with a maximum of 35 and an average class size of 30. Kindergarten classes do not exceed eighteen children. Instructional aides offer lower student- to-teacher ratios for all classes in specific subjects. National standardized tests show Holy Trinity students in the top 20-25 percentile in all grades and subject areas. All Holy Trinity students who apply to selective Catholic high schools have been accepted since 2009.
Because ours is a stewardship parish, the parish as a whole helps to support all of our education ministries. As a result, at a maximum of $2500 per student for active Holy Trinity families, we are able to offer the lowest tuition of a parish school in the Sacramento Diocese.
Holy Trinity is a member of the broader Catholic School Department of the Sacramento Diocese and networks with more than 45 other diocesan schools. All teachers and administrators are well-qualified for their specific responsibilities, including current California teaching credentials and/or M.A. degrees, as well as current Catechist certifications. They pursue professional growth on a continuous basis. All are committed to offering a loving and inviting environment for students of all ages.
Among the many ways they learn about serving others, our students learn to take care of God’s creation through our new parish Community Garden, offering the garden produce to the Upper Room in Placerville, serving those in need. Class level and school wide service projects are also offered throughout the year. Service outreach to the children in the “Hands Together” mission schools in Haiti is a special highlight.
The Holy Trinity Parent Association (HTPA) acts as an active, involved parent organization to build a faith-filled and vibrant learning community at Holy Trinity School. Many community-building activities support active family involvement in school life. School-wide volunteerism is expected of all families.
The Arts – Holy Trinity offers arts classes to all students in both music and visual arts on a weekly basis and taught by professional art teachers. Additional classes in Choir, Band, Violin and Guitar are provided weekly before and after school. Each spring, the school produces a musical. The arts are thriving at Holy Trinity!
Educational Technology – Holy Trinity offers technology instruction to all students, following Diocesan standards. New Common Core technology standards are implemented in all grades.
Academic Enrichment Activities – Extra-curricular activities allow students to develop leadership skills, pursue individual interests, and just have fun! Nearly all students participate in some form of student activities. Student government, academic teams, athletics and clubs provide numerous opportunities for students to enhance their learning beyond the classroom. Students are also encouraged to offer their leadership to Masses, both during the week and on Sundays.
Sports Activities – Holy Trinity School participates in the Parochial Athletic League (PAL) for students in grades 5-8 and offers Little Dribblers Basketball for grades 1-4. Sports teams are a popular extra-curricular activity for most students. Holy Trinity currently offers five sports: Fall - Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams and Girls’ Volleyball; Winter – Basketball for boys and girls grades 1-8; and Spring - Track and Field and Golf for both Boys and Girls . Currently, nearly 200 Holy Trinity children are enthusiastically playing on 17 basketball teams.
A maximum of 18 students are allowed in each of two classes. Both the teacher and full-time instructional aide are highly qualified and experienced. This provides a maximum student/teacher ratio of 9:1. An excellent academic program engages all students in a highly developed standards-based curriculum. An optional Kindergarten Enrichment program offers a full day experience for our youngest students.
Traditional values are emphasized throughout the school. Students are expected to assume personal responsibility for their own conduct. They have an obligation to be considerate and respectful of fellow students, school personnel and community members. In addition, students are required to abide by a uniform dress code.
School hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for grades 1st-8th. Kindergarten is on a modified schedule. An extension program is available at 7 a.m. and after school for all until 6 p.m.
Please contact our Director of Admission, Mrs. Dominique, or the school principal, Mr. Nelson.