Holy Trinity Catholic High School (Texas)

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Holy Trinity Catholic High School
Address
6608 West Adams Avenue
Temple, Texas
Temple, (Bell County), Texas 76502
United States
Coordinates 31°07′09″N 97°24′41″W / 31.119095°N 97.411437°W / 31.119095; -97.411437Coordinates: 31°07′09″N 97°24′41″W / 31.119095°N 97.411437°W / 31.119095; -97.411437
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Building the Christian Leaders of Tomorrow
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1997
School district Diocese of Austin
Principal Blake Evans
Faculty 20
Grades 912
Gender Coed
Enrollment 103
Average class size 15
Student to teacher ratio 5:1
Campus rural
Campus size 35 acres
Color(s) Navy and Gold          
Song In the Halls of Holy Trinity
Athletics Yes
Athletics conference TAPPS 2A
Mascot Celtic
Nickname HTCHS
Newspaper Trinity Times
School fees $350
Tuition $9,200 (Substantial financial aid available)
Athletic Director Greg Koch
Website

Holy Trinity Catholic High School or HTCHS is a private high school in Temple, Texas. Holy Trinity Catholic High School is a private, co-educational college-preparatory school. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin.

History[edit]

Holy Trinity was established as an independent school by a group of committed parents in 1997 with a core group of twelve freshmen, and made possible only through the generosity and facilities of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Temple. The school was housed in the Religious Education Building on the St. Luke’s campus. Adding bus transportation in January 2001 allowed students from south and west Bell County to attend the school. During its first four years, Holy Trinity added many athletic and extra-curricular programs to the school, including the first drama production, first newspaper, and first yearbook in 2000. The first class graduated from Holy Trinity in 2001.

In August 2001, the school moved to the Vandiver school building, a historic school building owned by the Temple Independent School District. In 2004, the school was allowed use of the adjacent modular building, now known as the Assisi Annex. In 2005, Holy Trinity secured a donation of a portable science building from the Cameron Independent School District and through the generosity of the EBCO company was able to move the building, creating the EBCO Science Center. In 2007, the school added another modular building, now known as the Aquinas Math Building. During the past several years, Holy Trinity increased academic offerings to include many advanced placement and dual credit classes. In recent years, the school has had success in extra-curricular activities, including five state championships in academics, two state championships in boys' golf, and girls state championship in 2009 and 2010.

On November 30, 2010, the students, faculty, staff, parents and volunteers moved the school to its new facility at 6608 W. Adams Avenue. The move to the 31-acre campus marked a significant turn for the school. In 2012 the school built the Tornado Safe Shelter which is used as a cafeteria and auditorium. Prior to this building, lunch was eaten in the gym, and all school events were held in the gym as well.

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