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Holy Trinity

Diocesan High School A Special Time, Place and Spirit


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.


WELCOME PRINCIPAL JIM GRILLO "Never before have our students needed the support of a Christ-centered educational family more than right now."

Click to hear from Principal Grillo!


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. Campus Ministry 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.

Click to learn more about HT Campus Ministry!


LiGHTs 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.


ACADEMICS 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. 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 6 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.


Faculty 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 currently holds at least one advanced degree. About 25% of our faculty are alumni teachers - Once a Titan, Always a Titan!

School Counseling 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. 1:1 Chromebook Initiative and Virtual Learning 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 Watch our interactive Titans assignments.

utilize their Chromebooks


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. Our new STEM facilities allow students to utilize state-of-theart lab stations as well as a 3D printer on-campus! 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. The coding languages Javascript, Python, and HTML/CSS are taught as well as MIT App Inventor. Holy Trinity participates in Hour of Code - a worldwide challenge issued by Code.org enticing students to write short snippets of code to achieve pre-specified goals. Last year, Gerry Stevens ('22) won the Congressional App Challenge for the Fourth Congressional District with his "Sneaker Plaza" app. Holy Trinity now has won in this national competition for three years in a row! Holy Trinity STEM travels to several labs and research facilities across Long Island and NYC to gain hands-on experience in STEM fields. 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.

Hear about HT STEM


Long Island Math Fair Winners HT was the only Catholic high school to medal in this competition! Gold - Gerry Stevens (‘22) Silver - Mia DeGeorges (‘22); Arianna Shebar (‘22); Naomi Walker (‘22) Bronze - Sara Wickes (‘23); Abigeal Callahan (‘22); Jessica Peters (‘22); Myles Small (‘22)

Kayla Paz ('21) and Victoria Rodriguez ('21) with their winning Science Fair project, "Can You Strengthen Your Memory?"

Our STEM students using their Vex IQ Robots after building them in class.


Badminton Baseball Basketball Bowling Cheerleading Cross-Country Football Golf Kickline Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Wrestling

ATHLETICS 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 studentathlete will have the opportunity to play at the Varsity level. Athletic Highlights 2019-20 NY State CHSAA 2nd Place - Wrestling NY State CHSAA Individual Champion - Wrestling NSCHSAA Player of the Year - Girls Soccer NSCHSAA Champion (55m, 300m) and MVP - Boys Track & Field NSCHSAA Finalists - Boys Basketball; Girls Soccer NSCHSAA Semi-Finalists - Girls Basketball; Football 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 Titan Coaches Holy Trinity's coaches share a deep commitment to faithful practice and development of student-athletes. Our coaches also possess a wealth of collegiate/professional experience and are proud that 100+ Titans are currently playing at the NCAA level.

Listen to our Titan Coaches


COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

Lauren Wong ('20) Volleyball Lynn University (NCAA DII)

Michael Sixsmith ('20) Boys Basketball Sacred Heart University (NCAA DI)

Noelle Messick ('20) Girls Soccer Saint Michael's College (NCAA DII)

Christopher Holt ('20) Track & Field Adelphi University (NCAA DII)

Stephen Collica ('20) Baseball Molloy College (NCAA DII)

Jordan Ramlogan ('20) Baseball Queens College (NCAA DII)

Timothy Mott ('20) Baseball Molloy College (NCAA DII)


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 afterschool productions.

Performing Arts Department Courses

Performing Arts Department Season

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

Learn about HT Performing Arts


First Ever Virtual Spring Musical "Once on This Island" Watch our students perform on our YouTube channel

HT Dance Company presented "What On Earth Are We Doing?" - a performance highlighting conservation and celebrating our planet.

Paul Hogan ('20) was one of Top 25 Finalists for the prestigious Roger Rees Awards. This marked his second nomination and Holy Trinity's third year in a row!


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. Students also take an elective every year, allowing our Titan artists to continually strengthen their artistic abilities.

Visual Art Elective Courses Studio in Art Drawing and Painting Advanced Drawing and Painting Drawing Experiments* Fashion Illustration and Design Advertising and Creative Marketing Mechanical Drawing Basic Architectural Design Digital Art & Animation Ceramics Advanced Studio Set Design

Visual Art Clubs Cartooning Club Craft Club Fashion Club Photography Club Portfolio Club

Hear from our Visual Arts Department


First-Ever Virtual Spring Art Show! Every year, HT puts on an impressive display of our students' artwork. This year was a bit different with the show being virtual, but it was just as awesome! Click the photo to view our Spring Art Slideshow.

Additional images including students working in Ceramics, our field trip to the MET, the mural for the Dance Concert, an entry for the Martin Luther King Day Annual Exhibit in Albany and the Help A Family Button design.


TITAN PRIDE Watch these videos from our Holy Trinity community to get a true sense of what it means to be a Titan!

HOMECOMING 2019 See our Titan Spirit in action as our community comes together for the biggest football game of the year!

PARENT PERSPECTIVES Hear from some of our Titan families as they discuss why HT was the best fit for their children.

WELCOME TO HOLY TRINITY Straight from our students - learn about their HT experience and gain insight on why HT is the place for you!


PATRICK CONNORS ('20) Class of 2020 Valedictorian Speech There's a diversity...that, when viewed on paper, almost seems impossible to come together and form a highly functioning community ...but it did. Our diversity did not clash, but instead, blended into the beautiful symbiosis that is the Titan family. This pandemic cannot take away the phenomenal four years that we have been so blessed to have here at Holy Trinity.

Listen to the rest of Patrick's Graduation Speech!


ADMISSIONS 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.

UPDATE FOR 2020 - 2021 SCHOOL YEAR The Diocese of Rockville Centre Catholic Schools have partnered with the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens and the Archdiocese of New York for this year's entrance exam. All 8th graders will take the TACHS exam, which will be offered fully online on Saturday, November 7th. Registration for TACHS is due by October 23rd. No late registrations will be permitted.

Click here for TACHS Checklist

690 Holy Trinity Test Code

Click here to register for TACHS

For students who did not take the TACHS, you may still apply for admissions by completing our Rolling Admissions Application.

ADMISSIONS EVENTS AND CAMPUS VISITS While we all continue to adjust to our "new normal," Holy Trinity will be creating virtual admissions events in order to provide you with ample opportunities to learn about our Titan community. These events include: Virtual Campus Tours with our Student Ambassadors Live Presentations for Virtual OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, October 17th from 11:00am - 1:00pm Virtual Information Sessions and Shadow Days

Check the ADMISSIONS page on our website for event information!


TUITION ASSISTANCE 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 awards to students who meet the necessary criteria.

Tuition Full-Year Tuition for the 2020-21 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 4, 2020.

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 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 4, 2020. Interested students are encouraged to complete the following steps: Complete the 2020-21 Scholarship Application Take the TACHS in November Must 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


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