Holy Trinity Diocesan High School

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Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
98 Cherry Lane
Hicksville, Nassau, New York 11801
Coordinates 40°44′48″N 73°31′57″W / 40.74667°N 73.53250°W / 40.74667; -73.53250Coordinates: 40°44′48″N 73°31′57″W / 40.74667°N 73.53250°W / 40.74667; -73.53250
Type [Roman Catholic], Coeducational
Motto A Special Time, Place and Spirit
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic;
Established 1966
School code
  1. 690
Principal Mr. Gene Fennell
Chaplain Fr. John McCarthy
Faculty ~90
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1300 (2013)
Average class size 25–28
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green and White         
Slogan "How High School Should Be"
Athletics 2013 - 2014 CHSAA AA State Champions Basketball
Mascot The Titan
Team name Titans
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper Trinity Triangle
Yearbook Tribute
School fees $250 to $450 Registration Fee (2014–2015)
Tuition $9,100 (2014–2015)
Enrollment Exam C.H.S.E.E
Admissions Director Mr. Frank Vega
Athletic Director Mr. Christopher Hardardt
Diocese Diocese of Rockville Centre

Holy Trinity High School is a co-educational learning environment located centrally in Hicksville, Nassau County, New York on Long Island. Education is based on New York State Education Standards with a strong emphasis on Religious Studies as well. It is operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre. It is particularly well known for its Performing Arts Department and theatrical performances.

Academic program[edit]

HTHS was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the outstanding high schools in the nation. It is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. Holy Trinity has Regents exams in the following subject areas: Integrated Algebra, Math B, Global History and Geography, US History, English, Spanish, French, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, Physics.

Computer technology[edit]

Over 400 computers are available to students in networked labs, the library media center, classrooms, and the Guidance Resource Center; all have Internet access in the school's fully wired facility. Electronic Doorway Library supporting 27 networked databases, permitting online catalog search, interlibrary loan, and electronic information retrieval available 24 hours/7 days per week.

Advanced Placement and College Level Courses[edit]

Holy Trinity has a wide variety of AP (Advanced Placement) courses available to students who qualify: AP World History, AP US History, AP Government and Politics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry (2008–2009 school year), AP Physics B, AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature, AP English Language, AP Spanish.

These classes require rigorous work and studying in preparation for the national AP exam which is held in early May. Many requirements must be met to take an AP class. Averages and ability are major components as to whether or not students get into the program.

Holy Trinity offers college courses in which students can earn college credits from St. John's University: Spanish, English, French, St. John's University Art Program, Economics. These are college level courses. Students taking them are expected to maintain certain averages and complete all components of the course.

Religion courses[edit]

In addition to a students "core credit classes," each student is required to take four years of religious education. Courses cover all aspects of religion from theology to morality. Students can take what they learn in the classroom and carry it with them throughout their lives.

Performing Arts Department[edit]

Holy Trinity has a performing arts program. The department was the first to be granted the rights to perform the high school edition of the musical Les Misérables (musical). Holy Trinity's Performing Arts Department is not strictly extracurricular. The program, which one must audition to get into, consists of a four-year training which includes daily classes in acting, choir, and dance. The program is currently headed by Catherine Murphy. Along with its productions, Holy Trinity's Select Choir has attended and won awards at Festival Disney as well as performed for television and at Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Summer programs[edit]

Holy Trinity offers a variety of summer camps in athletics, art, and theatre.

The art camps run for grades 6 through 9 or 10.

The theatre camp runs for grades 6 through 11. They will have classes in acting, dance, and voice.

The athletic camps run for kids in grades 3 or 4 through high school. Offered sports are: Football, Baseball, Softball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Volleyball, Cheerleading, Wrestling, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer.

School awards and achievements[edit]

Holy Trinity Diocesan is the recipient of the following awards and accreditations:[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved May 27, 2009. 

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