- Q: How does Holy Trinity School implement technology into the curriculum?
A: Holy Trinity School has a computer lab where students have time each week to go and learn computer skills or work on classwork, a SMARTBoard in every classroom, and school iPads which are provided during class time throughout different parts of the day to enhance each child’s learning.
- Q: What subjects are taught in the Holy Trinity School curriculum?
A: Holy Trinity School’s challenging and student-centered curriculum includes: religion, art, geography, history, language arts, library science, mathematics, music (vocal and instrumental), physical education, science, social studies, Spanish (grades PK3-8), and technology.
- Q: Are there teaching assistants in the classroom?
A: Classroom teaching assistants are an invaluable asset in assisting students and teachers in grades PK3- 5.
- Q: Does Holy Trinity School have something in the curriculum to enhance science?
A: There are two science coordinators who create weekly hands-on activities for students in grades K-8. Holy Trinity School’s partnership with Talcott Mountain Science Center brings outside resources and technical equipment so the middle school students can expand hands-on-learning opportunities even more.
- Q: What resources does the Town of Wallingford provide Holy Trinity School?
A: The Town of Wallingford provides busing for town residents, a reading/math interventionist, a teacher who assists students with learning disabilities, a hot lunch program, and a full-time nurse. A school psychologist is also available for testing.
- Q: Where do Holy Trinity School students attend high school after they graduate?
A: Holy Trinity School students are accepted to some of the best private high schools in the state of Connecticut including: Choate Rosemary Hall, Fairfield Prep, Hamden Hall, Hopkins School, Lauralton Hall, Mercy High School, Miss Porter’s School, Notre Dame High School, Sacred Heart Academy, St. Paul Catholic High School, Westminster School, and Xavier High School.
- Q: Is Holy Trinity School accredited?
A: Holy Trinity School is accredited and certified by the Connecticut State Department of Education, the Archdiocese of Hartford, and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
- Q: Is Holy Trinity School required to teach to the Common Core Standards?
A: Holy Trinity School follows the standards designed by the Archdiocese of Hartford curriculum. The Archdiocese curriculum provides documents that are all in alignment with national standards, which exceed the Common Core State Standards, and correspond to the high expectations set by the Office of Catholic Schools.
- Q: Does Holy Trinity School teach cursive?
A: Holy Trinity School students learn cursive in third grade and are required to write in cursive for hand-written work through eighth grade.
- Q: Do you have to be a Wallingford resident to attend Holy Trinity School?
A: Holy Trinity School is currently comprised of students in grades PK3 -8 from Wallingford and surrounding towns, including: Cheshire, Durham, Hamden, Meriden, New Haven, North Haven, Northford, and Rockfall.
- Q: Do we have to be Catholic to attend Holy Trinity School?
A: Holy Trinity School welcomes students of all faiths.
- Q: Do Holy Trinity School students participate in community service?
A: Students participate in various service projects throughout the year, including preparing holiday food baskets, collecting winter hats and gloves for those in need, and donating casual day money to various charitable organizations.
- Q: Which sports can my child play at Holy Trinity School?
A: Holy Trinity School offers students the opportunity to participate in co-ed soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball (JV and Varsity), baseball, and softball in grades 5-8.
- Q: Does Holy Trinity School participate in any town-wide events?
A: Holy Trinity School participates in Wallingford town-wide events, including spelling bees, relay races, and the Rotary Club Speaking and Essay Contest.
- Q: Does Holy Trinity School offer extracurricular activities focused on the arts?
A: Holy Trinity School students participate in extracurricular activities focused on the arts, including band, drama, and Spirit Choir. Yearly concerts at Christmas and in the spring showcase our students’ musical abilities.
- Q: Does Holy Trinity School offer extracurricular activities focused on service?
A: Holy Trinity School students participate in extracurricular activities focused on service, including Boy Scouts, Faith in Action, and Girl Scouts.
- Q: Does Holy Trinity School offer extracurricular activities focused on academics?
Holy Trinity School students participate in extracurricular activities focused on academics, including Odyssey, Chess Club, Book Club, and an engineering program provided by PlayWell TEKnologies.
- Q: Can I volunteer at Holy Trinity School as a parent?
A: A school-parent partnership is a vital component for students’ success. Active parent participation is welcomed and desired. All parent volunteers must complete a VIRTUS workshop per Archdiocesan guidelines and undergo a background check.
- Q: What family-friendly events does Holy Trinity School host during the year?
A: Holy Trinity School hosts a number of family-friendly events throughout the year, including family Masses, the Tom Collette Tip-Off Tournament for basketball, Bingo, the Scholastic Book Fair, a Children’s Christmas Fair, Breakfast with Santa, the Dunking Booth at the Holy Trinity Church Bazaar, the Pancake Breakfast, Sports Night, and the spring clean-up.
- Q: How often is the Holy Trinity School website updated?
A: Holy Trinity School’s website is updated regularly to keep families aware of upcoming events, lunch menus, sports schedules, etc.
- Q: Can I see what my middle school child is learning and how they are doing in class?
A: Parents of our middle school students are able to monitor their child’s academic progress via EduConnect. This portal gives families access to the child’s grades. This is available with a separate login number.