Holy Trinity School: Catholic education; preschool high school
By Holy Trinity Staff
Holy Trinity Catholic School in Winsted, founded in 1883, is one of only a handful of Catholic co-educational schools in Minnesota that serve students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
Throughout the school’s 131 years of existence, it has provided students with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that encourage academic excellence. Because of the school’s high academic standards and small class sizes, students’ ACT scores are substantially higher than the national average, and almost all graduating seniors pursue higher education.
Holy Trinity is a regional Catholic school, with its campus located in the heart of Winsted. The school’s strong reputation of academic excellence draws students from more than 19 surrounding communities. The school’s mission states, “Holy Trinity School is called by its parish community to educate our children and form them in their Catholic faith that they might be faithful disciples of Christ.”
The elementary and high school buildings are directly across the street from Holy Trinity Catholic Church. A new elementary building was completed in 2007, and is connected to the high school. This close proximity fosters a family atmosphere among students, staff, and parish members.
Accreditation Holy Trinity School is accredited by the Minnesota Non-public School Accrediting Association (MNSAA), affirming the school’s academic excellence. Holy Trinity is also a member of the National Federation of Non-public School State Accrediting Association. All of the teachers, kindergarten through grade 12, are professionally licensed and have advanced degrees.
Academics Holy Trinity Elementary students experience a challenging and supportive academic environment. The Spalding Method has been successfully integrated as the complete language arts program for grades one through six. This method is highly regarded with proven success and sets Holy Trinity Elementary School apart from other education choices in the area. High school students are prepared for the next stage in their lives with a challenging core curriculum, daily religion class, and a wide selection of elective courses in the areas of industrial technology, foreign language, art, and science. College in the Schools courses are offered in the areas of science, math and literature. The school’s grading scale is rigorous, with A = 93-100 percent, B = 86-92 percent, and C = 78-85 percent. The grading scale is designed to ensure students are academically prepared to succeed in any secondary education they choose.
Technology Technology plays a key role in the work of Holy Trinity’s educators. Wireless devices, interactive white boards, and a computer-to-student ratio of better than 1:2 give teachers an engaging medium to present curricula to students.