Boston Trinity Academy

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Boston Trinity Academy
Boston Trinity Academy.jpg
Address
17 Hale Street.
Boston, Massachusetts
USA
Information
Type Independent School, boarding and day
Motto VIA, VERITAS, VITA
Religious affiliation(s) Non-denominational Christian
Established September 2002
Headmaster Frank Guerra
Faculty 48
Grades 6-12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 230 students
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green and White          
Sports 20 Interscholastic sports
Website

Boston Trinity Academy (BTA) is a private Christian school in Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It currently enrolls roughly 230 students (as of 2015-2016 school year) in grades 6-12. BTA was founded in 2002 with 54 students from grades 6-9 in a rented building in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Boston Trinity Academy has a diverse student body that is 34% white, 30% black, 19% Asian, 10% Hispanic, 4% multi-racial, 2% Middle Eastern, and 1% Native American.[1] Fourteen percent of the student body are international students from Korea, Serbia, Canada, China, and other countries.[2]

History[edit]

In 2002, Boston Trinity Academy was founded by a group of Boston-area business people and residents led by Robert Bradley, the president of a Boston investment firm.[3] In pursuit of creating a college preparatory school rooted in the principles of the Christian faith, Boston Trinity opened its door with 54 students in grades 6-9 by in a rented school building on Beacon Street in Brookline, between Kenmore Square and Coolidge Corner.[4] Adding a grade each year, the school soon expanded to 125 students, and 16 students of the first senior class graduated in June 2006.[4]

In September 2006, Boston Trinity purchased a property, where nuns operated a Catholic elementary school until 2005, from Bernardine Franciscan Sisters,[3] and acquired their first official building with a five-acre campus in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Since 2006, Boston Trinity has expanded its student body to 230 students in grades 6 through 12.[4]

Mission statement[edit]

Boston Trinity Academy educates students from diverse backgrounds in an academically demanding, Christ-centered community, inspiring them to lead lives of faith, integrity, and service.[5]

Admissions[edit]

Applications are open for every grade of both Middle School (6-8) and Upper School (9-12). Admission is determined by evaluating required steps to complete an application to Boston Trinity Academy. The process[6] includes:

  • Online application form
  • Application fee of $50
  • Three recommendation forms
  • Transcript
  • Standardized test scores of either SSAT (Secondary Schools Admission Test) or ISEE (Independent Schools Entrance Examination)
  • Interview

Although the deadline for applications is set for each year, entry through rolling admission and immediate admission is available for applications received after the deadline. By partnering with SSS (School & Student Services) by NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools), Boston Trinity provides financial aid and scholarships to over half of the student body on a financial needs basis.[7] Guardians of students are required to complete the financial aid application and also submit the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS).

Academics[edit]

Boston Trinity Academy’s curriculum focuses on curricular philosophy, english, history, biblical studies, world language, mathematics, science, and visual art.[8] Students are required to take at least three Advanced Placement (AP) courses for college preparation.[9]

Headmasters[edit]

  • Timothy P. Wiens (2003-2010)
  • Frank Guerra (2010–Present)

Athletics[edit]

As a member of NEPSAC, the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council, Boston Trinity Lions compete in Massachusetts Bay Independent League (MBIL) and Lady Lions participate in Girls Independent League (GIL). The Athletics program at Boston Trinity requires all students to play at least one sport as part of a well-rounded education. There are three sports seasons each year, Fall, Winter, and Spring, and Boston Trinity offers a wide variety of sports: baseball, cross-country, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, tennis, and softball.[10] Basketball and soccer teams at Boston Trinity are especially successful and competitive, as they have won multiple championships. Nisre Zouzoua, 2014 and 2015 NEPSAC Class D MVP, became Boston Trinity's first Division 1 recruit as a member of the class of 2015 and now plays on the men's basketball team at Bryant University.

Recent accomplishments[edit]

  • 2014: NEPSAC, Class D-1, Boys Basketball Champions
  • 2014: MBIL, A Division, Basketball Champions
  • 2013: GIL Soccer Champions
  • 2013: MBIL, A Division, Basketball Champions
  • 2013: MBIL Baseball Champions
  • 2012: MBIL, A Division, Basketball Champions
  • 2012: GIL Basketball Champions
  • 2011: GIL Basketball Champions
  • 2010: GIL Soccer Champions
  • 2010: NEPSAC, Class D-1, Boys Basketball Champions
  • 2010: NEPSAC, Class E, Girls Basketball Runners-Up
  • 2010: MBIL, A Division, Basketball Champions
  • 2010: GIL Basketball Champions
  • 2009: MBIL, B Division, Lacrosse Champions
  • 2009: MBIL, A Division, Basketball Champions
  • 2008: MBIL, B Division, Soccer Champions
  • 2008: NCSAA, Division 2, Boys Basketball Champions
  • 2008: MBIL, A Division, Basketball Champions
  • 2007: MBIL, B Division, Soccer Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ BTU At a Glance accessed April 22, 2011
  2. ^ "Boston Trinity at a Glance". Boston Trinity Academy. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Preer, Robert (September 10, 2006). "THIS OLD SCHOOLHOUSE GOES HIGHER ED: [THIRD Edition]". Globe Newspaper Company, Inc. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Mission and History". Boston Trinity Academy. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mission and History". Boston Trinity Academy. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "How to Apply". Boston Trinity Academy. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Tuition & Financial Aid". Boston Trinity Academy. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Middle School Academics". Boston Trinity Academy. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Upper School Academics". Boston Trinity Academy. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Athletics". Boston Trinity Academy. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 

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