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Making the right high school decision

Deciding on a high school is an incredibly important decision for an eighth grader. Finding the right balance of great academics, a variety of co-curriculars, and a school that will feel like home for the next four years is no easy task! Here in Chicago, many eighth graders took the big exam in January at their preferred Catholic high school. But for many others, the high school decision still looms large. Luckily, there are still spots left at Holy Trinity High School for the fall, and we are offering a make-up entrance exam on Friday, May 27, at 8 a.m.! Click here to register for the Exam.


Here at Holy Trinity, we are small by design. Our 12:1 student to teacher ration and small class sizes mean each student receives the individualized attention they deserve. From the moment you walk through our doors on Division Street, you are a member of the HT family. Click here to learn more about our personalized approach to academics.


For parents, one of the biggest concerns is being able to afford a private high school education. With the most expansive financial assistance program in the city, and a wide variety of academic scholarships, Holy Trinity works with each family to make an HT education affordable for them. Click here to learn more about how we can make an excellent education affordable for you and your family.

The first step is taking the entrance exam. Click here to register for Friday's exam, or contact our admissions team to learn more.

Posted by moira on Monday May 23
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Recognizing our outstanding students

Last week marked the end of the first quarter here at HT. This morning after our all-school mass, we recognized those students who excelled academically this quarter and made the honor roll. In addition to this valuable tradition, we added a new element to our recognition assembly. This quarter, we also recognized those students who exemplify our five Holy Cross values. I'd like to share those students with you all.

These students were nominated by Holy Trinity faculty and staff.

Discipline: Holy Trinity students are responsible, respectful, and tireless in working to achieve their goals and serve others.

Tony Rodriguez '18

Tony has a long commute to Holy Trinity and also works three nights a week to pay his tuition to have a better life. He never developed good study habits in grammar school and during the first couple of weeks at Holy Trinity was overwhelmed with the coursework. Since being referred to the RLC to learn study skills, Tony has diligently come every day after school and also checks in in the mornings when he gets to school. He takes direction, asks good questions, and does not leave until he finishes his work.

Integrity: Holy Trinity students are truthful, faithful and committed to living the values of Holy Cross and the Catholic Church.

Yari Montes '17

Yari is not afraid to stand up and speak out if she notices a problem. She has spoken out for friends in need and does her best to stop bullying behavior when she notices it.

Excellence: Holy Trinity students exemplify a tireless desire to achieve to the best of their God-given talents and abilities.

Julian Aceves '16

Has come to the RLC every day after school to work on Algebra II or Chemistry homework. He asks questions to stay on the right track and does not leave until he has 100% accuracy. When he is finished with his work he asks to look at ACT math problems to get ready for the test.

Natalie Nieves ‘18

Consistently achieves excellence in her work and strives to push herself although she could easily slide and still earn good grades.

Adolfo Medina ‘18

Consistently achieves excellence in his work and strives to push himself although he could easily slide and still earn good grades.

Family: Holy Trinity students are interdependent and dependable, recognizing and celebrating their role in their family and the family of Holy Cross, and look always to put family’s interests above their own.

Anh Bien '16

Anh took the lead in helping the international students feel comfortable at Holy Trinity. She willingly translates, guides, and supports them. She is a positive, intelligent, driven young lady who loves Holy Trinity and opened up to her classmates to make sure they felt acclimated to the school and culture.

Zeal: Holy Trinity students live passionately, inspired by their faith and willing to lead others in the pursuit of justice.

Jasmine Barbee ‘18

This is a young woman who exemplifies a disciplined passion for life, for learning and for others. She takes leadership, tries to inspire others, and puts her time where she made promises.

Jordan Eguia '16

Every day Jordan shows up with a smile on his face. He takes time to speak to everyone he sees no matter what grade level or where they sit in the lunch room. Jordan uses his zealous spirit to bring joy to others.

Jasmine Barlowe '17

Jasmine is passionate and honest. She has truly embraced the Holy Cross value of zeal in her time at Holy Trinity.

William Data '15 is recognized for exemplifying multiple values: Discipline, Integrity, Excellence, and Family

Will always works hard and tries to better himself at any task he is given, asks for extra work to increase his skills and knowledge, stays positive even when challenged, always helpful to other students and teachers, keeps his word and commitments and is respectful and positive to peers and mentors.

The following student athletes exemplify a tireless desire to achieve their best, exhibiting both discipline and excellence:

Esmeralda Flores

Sakaya Garity

Michael Rodriguez

Mellanie Barnes

Alex Munoz

Jesus Estrada

Ameer Polus

Congratulations to these students and all the students who were honored today!

Posted by moira on Thursday October 30, 2014 at 04:00PM
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Tim Bopp, President has been with Holy Trinity High School for 23 years. He is excited to be blogging about the school that he loves. 


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