Our School

Holy Trinity Catholic School currently educates over 400 students (preschool-8th grade). Each grade has two sections, allowing our average classroom size to remain small at 19. In addition to our small class size, teacher associates join our Preschool, Developmental Kindergarten, and Kindergarten classes. Our emphasis is centered around the total student: academically, artistically, physically, spiritually and emotionally. The quality of education received is supported by the high test scores our students receive. (Our average composite national percentile ranking for grades 3-8 is 98%, Iowa Assessments.) Graduates of Holy Trinity Catholic go on to do well in high school, college and beyond.

Our dedicated and experienced faculty and staff encourage each child to develop their gifts and talents. All members of Holy Trinity Catholic School are challenged to become lifelong learners. This environment promotes each student's feeling of self-worth and a willingness to love and care for others in the true spirit of God.

On September 10, 2008, US Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings named Holy Trinity Catholic School as a 2008 No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon School.  The No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon School award distinguishes and honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.  The No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that ared either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in the student achievements to high levels.  The schools are selected based on one of two criteria:

  • Schools with at least 40% of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that dramatically improve student performance to high levels on state tests; and
  • Schools whose students, regardless of background, achieve in te top 10% of their state on state tests, or in the case of private schools in the top 10% of the nationally-formed tests.

Facts about Holy Trinity Catholic School

  • Enrollment 439 students (2017-2018)
  • Average class size - 20
  • Two Sections per grade
  • Teacher Associates in Preschool-First Grade
  • Average composite National Percentile Ranking - 98%

Enhanced Curriculum

  • Six Traits of Writing
  • Everyday Mathmatics
  • Daily 5
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Daily Oral Language
  • Algebra
  • Spanish (Middle School)

Value-Based Education

  • Weekly Catholic Liturgy
  • Service Projects
  • Daily Classroom Prayer
  • Character Counts Program with a foundation of faith

Extracurricular Activities

  • Student Council
  • Band Program for 5th-8th grade students
  • Middle School Choir
  • Mock Trial
  • Speech and Debate
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
  • Athletic Programs: Basketball, Track, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Volleyball, and Football