MISSION STATEMENT It is the mission of Holy Trinity High School to be a living witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a community of faith, hope and love. Â We seek to educate the whole person: mind, heart, soul and body and to motivate all students in the pursuit of truth and academic excellence, preparing them for future educational opportunities and service to the Church and to the world.
"Our goal is to transform our Titans for tomorrow by providing them with the necessary skills for developing success, but also- and more importantly- providing them with a moral compass that leads to Jesus."
Principal Kathleen Moran ('72)
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A Special Time, Place and Spirit RESPECT
We respect the rights and dignity of every student. Viewing one another with empathy and love allows us to create a faith-centered, harmonious community. We respect the current capabilities of each individual as well as their potential to grow both as a student and as a child of God. Every student has a gift and those gifts are always worth cultivating and sharing.
We unite to celebrate our shared humanity. Our school community is reflective of the Universal Church. We unite to strengthen our entire community. Every person who enters Holy Trinity truly belongs and is worthy of acceptance and nurturance.
We succeed together. ALL students, regardless of background and prior achievement, are held to high standards and ultimately succeed as Holy Trinity Titans. Our success is not limited to academics - our students also benefit from meaningful guidance and experiences for theirÂ personal, spiritual, and socialÂ development.
FAITH FORMATION Religious Education
Holy Trinity's Roman Catholic faith is at the heart of our Catholic High School community. Founded on a commitment to the 4 Pillars of the Catechism (Creed, Sacraments, Moral Teaching, Prayer) and with a focus on the catechetical efforts of the New Apologetics, our school's four year comprehensive religious education program seeks to develop a student’s capacity to reason through their faith and articulate it as missionary disciples. Working together with the Campus Ministry team, the efforts in the religion classroom are enhanced with opportunities to deepen their faith through Eucharist, prayer, service, and retreats.
At Holy Trinity, all students have the opportunity to discover and grow in their faith. Campus Ministry helps students develop a relationship with Jesus by fostering a faith-based community here at school. Our Campus Ministers and Chaplains pray and serve with our students (on and off campus), and help them to discuss real questions they have about faith so that students can live out those values authentically.
As seniors, Holy Trinity students have the opportunity to apply for a leadership and retreat team called the LiGHTs. This is an acronym which stands for Living in God - Holy Together. The name also invokes the call and responsibility to be the Light of Christ to all they meet. Aside from being leaders and role models of faith in our school community, LiGHTs also serve as the underclassmen retreat facilitators as well as freshmen mentors.
Holy Family Parish Partnership
Holy Trinity is proud to partner with our neighbors at Holy Family Parish in Hicksville. This partnership has brought us three campus chaplains: Fr. Gerard Gentleman, Fr. Liam McDonald, and Fr. Daniel Opoku-Mensah. The Fordham University Graduate School of Education and the Center for Catholic School Leadership and Faith-Based Education recognized Holy Trinity Diocesan High School for its exemplary Catholic School Religious Education Program. Holy Trinity was also recognized for its unique partnership with Holy Family Parish in our joint mission of strengthening Catholic Education and Dramatic Missionary Growth.
Holy Trinity holds monthly mass for the entire student body. We also celebrate the First Day of School, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Ash Wednesday in mass as a community.
HT and Catholic Charities teamed up every Monday afternoon to serve the needy in our community. Here you can see LIGHTS dropping off bagged dinners to formerly homeless veterans.
The year began with the introduction of a newly renovated Community Room for LIGHTS lunches on the 5th floor retreat center of HTDHS. Fr. Liam built a big table for students to gather around for prayer and fellowship, which they used for bi-weekly lunches, retreats and overnight lock-ins throughout the year.
Class of 2019 Salutatorian, Harshil Patel, received his First Communion from Bishop Barres at a special mass held at HT this past October.
HT students have the opportunity to go on specially organized retreats, like this one at Breakneck Ridge in the Hudson Valley.
ACADEMICS Holistic Evaluations Holy Trinity respects each student's unique needs as well as their potential for academic excellence. We take a holistic approach to creating students’ schedules by assessing their skills in each subject area. Students can take all Regents, all Honors/AP, or a mixed schedule. Those designations can change year-to-year, allowing students the freedom to challenge themselves in order to strive for higher academic levels throughout high school.
Earn College Credit at HT Because we believe in the ability of every student, college-level courses are available to any student who displays the potential to succeed. No placement exams are necessary to pursue college coursework. Advanced Placement Courses Holy Trinity offers 10 Advanced Placement courses in a variety of subject areas. All students enrolled in these courses are required to complete the respective AP exam(s) at the end of the school year. Dual Enrollment Courses Students can also enroll in a total of 7 college courses through partnerships with St. John's University and Molloy College. Students pay a minimal registration fee and complete the courses at Holy Trinity. After successful completion of the course, students can request a college transcript and the course can be applied as transfer credit at many colleges and universities across the country.
1 : 1 Chromebook Initiative Every Holy Trinity Titan receives their own personal Chromebook equipped with Google Classroom technology. This allows for our students to actively participate in online coursework as well as learn from their classmates through interactive assignments.
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98% Faculty/Staff hold Advanced Degrees
Our faculty members are New York State certified in Adolescent Education as well as their respective subject areas. They have dedicated their careers to providing children with quality, Catholic education. The vast majority of HT faculty currentlyÂ holds at least one advanced degree. About 25% of our faculty are alumni teachers - Once a Titan, Always a Titan!
Holy Trinity employs full-time, New York State certified school counselors who advise our students in areas such as academics, college planning, and personal/social needs. Our four-year Guidance curriculum ensures that all students feel confident and prepared at Holy Trinity as well as after graduation. Our counselors utilize Naviance - a web-based service that allows both students and parents to be actively involved in career exploration and the college admissions/selection process.
Support Services Because we believe in every student's potential to succeed, Holy Trinity does accept IEP/504 documentation. All accommodations and services are supplied through Hicksville School District. Our full-time, New York State licensed social worker oversees all incoming documentation for accommodations as well as provides therapeutic services to students in need of counseling. Our dedicated teachers ensure that students have access to the the supports they need in order to reach their fullest potential.
STEM Holy Trinity STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) consists of elective classes that complement students' full-year mathematics and lab science courses. Our STEM electives incorporate project-based learning and design thinking. Students write research papers and participate in STEM fairs across Long Island. Holy Trinity also hosts its own Science Fair every year for all students who would like the opportunity to highlight their research.
Holy Trinity STEM travels to several labs and research facilities across Long Island and NYC to gain hands-on experience in STEM fields. Last year, STEM traveled to Stony Brook University's Engineering Institute, National Grid for "Careers in Energy" Week, Molloy College for the annual "Women in Science" Conference, Hofstra University for the annual "Brain Bee" neuroscience competition, and Northwell Health for the Spark! Challenge.
Holy Trinity STEM at Northwell Health Spark! Challenge - a community health competition. HT was the only Catholic school to win an award at this competition and received a $2,000 STEM grant!
October 2018 marked the official unveiling of our new Science Research Lab and STEM MakerSpace! Bishop Barres visited HT to bless our new science facilities.
Jeannine Simeti ('20) pictured with U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (D - NY 4th District). Jeannine won the Congressional App Challenge with her Book Finder app!
Holy Trinity Titans create and innovate using our on-campus 3D printer! Katelin Bilello ('19) designed and printed a prosthetic arm in our STEM MakerSpace.
At this year's Long Island Math Fair, Holy Trinity was the only Catholic High School to compete and receive medals. Our Titans earned a total of four medals for their presentations!
ATHLETICS Badminton Baseball Basketball Bowling Cheerleading Cross-Country Football Golf Kickline Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Wrestling
Holy Trinity - Home of the Titans
Over 70% of our students participate in athletics. HT Athletic teams are based on skill, not grade level if an underclassman exhibits exceptional skill in a particular sport, then that student-athlete will have the opportunity to play at the Varsity level.
Athletic Accomplishments 2018-19
State Champions - Girls Basketball; Girls Lacrosse Conference Champions - Boys Basketball; Girls Lacrosse League Champion - Wrestling All-State Selections - Softball; Boys Track & Field; Girls Track & Field; Wrestling Conference Player of the Year - Girls Lacrosse; Softball New School Record - Girls Track & Field (Long Jump) Special Player Selections - Boomer Esiason Empire Challenge for Football
Holy Trinity's coaches share a deep commitment to faithful practice and development of student-athletes. Our coaches also possess a wealth of collegiate experience and are proud that 100+ Titans are currently playing at the NCAA level.
New and Improved Facilities
On-site stadium with turf field and scoreboard On-site track and turf baseball field Newly renovated gym and bleachers Newly built athletic training office
PERFORMING ARTS As the only Catholic high school on Long Island with a New York State approved Performing Arts curriculum, Holy Trinity allows our students to incorporate performance into their schedule as well as participate in after-school productions. Performing Arts Department Courses
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Theatre Performance I Theatre Performance II Repertory Theatre Introduction to Broadcasting
Fall Play Christmas Concert Middle School Festival Annual Dance Concert Incoming Freshman Auditions Repertory Theatre Show Winter Concert Performing Arts Dept. trip to the UK One Act Play Festival Spring Musical Spring Concert Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Creative Dance & Composition Introduction to Dance Laban Movement Analysis/Modern Dance Kinesiology & Imagery for the Dance Music in Our Lives Women's or Mixed Choir Intermediate Concert Band Advanced Concert Band Beginning String Orchestra Advanced String Orchestra Music Theory & Jazz Improvisation
The annual Dance Concert showcases HT's beautiful performers. This year's theme for the HT Dance Concert was "FAB FOUR," with all music from The Beatles.
Due to their outstanding performances in "Hairspray," Marissa Feminella ('19) and Jalen Bunch ('20) were nominated for the Roger Rees Awards. This is the second year in a row that HT has been nominated for this presitigous competition.
Titan faculty members jumped onstage for this year's dance concert!
Select Choir performs on the HT stage as well as at Carnegie Hall and Radio City.
Our Christmas Concert brings together many areas of Holy Trinity's Performing Arts Department, with performances in band, orchestra, choir, and dance.
This past year's Spring Musical, "Hairspray," was yet another incredible display of Titan talent. Between our actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and crew members, our shows are never short of spectacular.
VISUAL ARTS By offering the most Visual Arts electives of any Catholic high school on Long Island, Holy Trinity boasts a wide-range of topics that allow our students to explore many areas of artistic expression.
Studio in Art Drawing and Painting Advanced Drawing and Painting Drawing Experiments*Â Fashion Illustration and Design Advertising and Creative Marketing Mechanical Drawing Basic Architectural Design Digital Art & Animation Ceramics Advanced Studio Set Design
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Displays from Holy Trinity's 2019 Art Show
SCHOOL SPIRIT "I have a great deal of pride in Holy Trinity High School and am grateful every day to be a part of the Green & White family. Â Titans never give up - whether in the classroom, on the stage, or on the athletic field. Once a Titan, Always a Titan!"
- Dan Luisi ('05)Â
Director of Alumni Relations Head Varsity Baseball Coach
Father, Anthony ('77) Brothers, Nick ('04) and Anthony ('05) Sister, Gabrielle ('13)
HT's annual "battle of the classes" takes place every Spring. Our students compete in different contests and relay races in order to win bragging rights for their graduating class. Spirit Night is our biggest community building event of the year. It is so popular that even our Titan graduates compete with their very own Alumni Team!
Homecoming Every year, Homecoming serves as an open invitation to all past, present, and future Titans to come and experience Holy Trinity's special spirit. The entire weekend is dedicated to welcoming alumni "back home" to HT while they enjoy a Titan football game, halftime show, BBQ, and family fun center!
#TitansGive - Day of Giving Our Holy Trinity community understands the importance of giving back to future generations of Titans. Our annual Day of Giving is a 24-hour fundraising campaign that celebrates giving back to our school. Last year, our generous donors contributed over $220,000 in funds that will prove invaluable to our students' success.
Senior Traditions - New and Old! As our senior Titans prepare to graduate from Holy Trinity, they have the opportunity to make valuable memories with their classmates. Our annual "Senior Shirt Signing" takes place on the seniors' last day of school and acts as a fun and unique way to say goodbye to the last four years. A newer Titan tradition is our Senior Florida Trip, where the graduating class spends some quality time together at Disney World and Universal Studios.
John Barry Class of 2019 Valedictorian John is attending Hofstra University on a Presidential Scholarship. He is majoring in Political Science.
Our "I CHOSE" Campaign highlights some of our seniors' success at Holy Trinity while they choose their colleges and universities!
Harshil Patel Class of 2019 Salutatorian Harshil is attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute after earning the Rensselaer Medal - a premier scholarship worth $100,000 over four years.
Steven Portillo is attending Harvard University, where he is majoring in Pre-Law.
Katelin Bilello is majoring in Biomedical EngineeringÂ at Binghamton University.
Sydney Gillespie is majoring in Neuroscience at Emory University. Her academic scholarship covers 90% of her tuition.
Tyrell Ehimwenma is majoring in Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University.
Dakota Willenbrock earned a full scholarship to American University, where she is majoring in History/Political Science.
Albert Saintilus is attending Molloy College after earning acceptance into their Honors Business Program.
Brianna Castro is attending University of Buffalo, where she will play NCAA DI Softball.
Daniel Kalimian is attending Adelphi University, where he will play NCAA DII Lacrosse.
ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST Holy Trinity has always been an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its admission, educational, athletic or administered policies and programs. Our students come from all walks of life and we feel that this diversity positively contributes to the beautiful community we have built. We pride ourselves on welcoming all students who wish to call Holy Trinity their second home.
Open House Holy Trinity hosts its Open House on Saturday, October 19th. The event begins at 11:00AM. General presentations will occur at 11:15am, 12:15pm, and 1:15pm. This event is an exciting way to meet our HT community and learn more about our school. ** Pre-registration for Open House is strongly encouraged; please visit our website to RSVP. **
Jackie Lombardi Director of Admissions (516) 433-2900 x 151 firstname.lastname@example.org
"Titan Experience" Program
The "Titan Experience" Program allows middle school students to spend the day at Holy Trinity with one of our current students. They will experience a typical school day while learning what it means to be a Holy Trinity Titan. - For 8th grade students, the "Titan Experience" program runs from October through January. - For 7th grade students, the "Titan Experience" program runs from March through April.
Catholic High School Entrance Exam - HT Code 690
Admission to Holy Trinity is based on a competitive examination as well as 7th and 8th grade achievement. Eighth grade students must select Holy Trinity as one of their preferred high schools on the Catholic High School Entrance Exam (CHSEE). The CHSEE Exam is offered on Saturday, October 26th; you may register online at www.chsee.org
Acceptance letters as well as scholarship offers will be mailed to applicants in mid-January. Admitted students will be invited to attend Accepted Student Night as well as Registration Day.
TUITION & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCEÂ Here at Holy Trinity, we understand that tuition cost is a major factor in your decision-making process. Because you make sacrifices to send your child to our institution, we are committed to making a Holy Trinity education a reality to all who are interested. We assist our families by offering opportunities for need-based aid and academic awardsÂ to students who meet the necessary criteria.
Tuition Full-Year Tuition for the 2019-20 school year is $10,950. Tuition payments are made online through TADS Tuition Management. Families have the option to pay in annual, semi-annual, quarterly, or monthly installments over 11 months.
Need-Based Grants A limited amount of aid is available for Holy Trinity students who demonstrate financial need. Holy Trinity processes all financial aid requests through MyTADS Financial Aid Assessment website. Priority deadline for TADS for incoming freshmen is December 2, 2019.
Merit Scholarship Awards Holy Trinity offers academic awards to qualified incoming freshmen students. In order to qualify for academic scholarship, the student must complete the CHSEE/TACHS exam in the Fall of their 8th grade year and list Holy Trinity as one of their preferred high schools. These awards are renewable as long as the student maintains the necessary GPA requirements.
Principal's Award Holy Trinity's Principal's Award will be offered to applicants who display excellence in areas of academics, extracurricular activity, and community service. Deadline for all Principal's Award applications is December 2, 2019. Interested students are encouraged to complete the following steps: Complete the 2019-20 Scholarship Application Take the CHSEE/TACHS in October and list Holy Trinity as their first choice Submit report cards from 6th and 7th grade Write a personal essay on a specific topic (two page maximum) Submit a letter of recommendation from your middle school principal
OPEN HOUSE Saturday, October 19th
General Presentations at 11:15am, 12:15pm, and 1:15pm
RSVP Online Today! 98 Cherry Lane, Hicksville, NY 11801 Admissions: (516) 433 - 2900 x 151 www.holytrinityhs.org