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Frequently Asked Questions


When can I see the school?

Holy Trinity’s Shadow Days are offered every Tuesday. Current 7th- or 8th-grade students accompany an HT freshman to class, meet teachers and students, and have lunch on us.

At an Open House, your family can tour Holy Trinity, meet faculty and staff, learn about the school’s academic programs, sports, clubs, traditions and more. In addition, prospective families are always welcome to join us for athletic games and other school events, which can be found on our School Calendar.

How do I apply?

All interested 8th-grade students must take the Entrance Exam. In addition, each student must submit an application (available at holytrinity-hs.org/apply) and his or her 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade records. If you wish to apply for need-based support, please submit a completed Financial Assistance application, with copies of your most recent W2 forms, pay stubs (two) and income tax files. Learn more about applying.

When is the registration deadline?

Students are highly recommended to complete all registration documents and submit the $150 fee by March.

What entrance exam does Holy Trinity offer?

Holy Trinity offers the STS High School Placement Test (HSPT). 

How can I prepare for the entrance exam?

The best preparation is working hard and keeping up in grade school. Students must bring #2 pencils and $25 for the test fee. Petersons, Barrons and Princeton Review all publish study guides for the HSPT, which are available at bookstores and public libraries.

When are notification letters sent?

Notification letters of acceptance, nonacceptance, or waiting list placement are both mailed and emailed by February 1.

Do I have to be Catholic to attend Holy Trinity?

No. We have a large population of students who are not Catholic and consider ourselves an ecumenical community. You will be required to take four years of theology and attend all school Masses, but you will not be required to become a Catholic.

What is the tuition at Holy Trinity?

Tuition is $8,500 for the 2018-19 school year, making Holy Trinity one of the most affordable high schools in Chicago. Visit our tuition page for more information on fees, scholarships, discounts and financial assistance.

Does HT offer scholarships?

Yes, Holy Trinity offers a wide variety of academic (merit-based) scholarships, as well as need-based financial assistance. In addition, we partner with numerous scholarship organizations. We are committed to working with your family to make a Holy Cross education attainable. For more information about scholarships and financial assistance, click here.

What is demonstrated need?

Need-based tuition assistance is defined as the difference between the total amount a family can be expected to contribute based on their financial situation and the cost of tuition.

What courses are offered at Holy Trinity?

Graduation requirements and a full course listing can be found in our Departments and Courses page.

How can I get into honors classes or B-STEM my freshman year?

We offer placement exams for math each spring. Placement may depend on entrance exam scores.

What time does the school day start and end?

The school day begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 2:56 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and 2:51 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

What is the dress code at Holy Trinity?

Information about the dress code (and our other school policies) can be found by clicking here.

What kind of athletic teams does HT have?

Holy Trinity offers a variety of interscholastic and club sports for both boys and girls. Check out our Athletics page!

What other ways can I get involved at Holy Trinity?

Holy Trinity has more than 30 co-curricular activities. Check out our Clubs and Activities page.

Didn’t see your question answered here?

If you have additional questions about Holy Trinity High School, our Admissions Office is more than happy to assist you. Please contact the admissions team by email or call us at 773-278-4212 x3023.