Below are a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Holy Trinity Episcopal School (HTES). For more information, please feel free to contact us.
What grades do you offer?
For the 2019 - 2020 school year, Holy Trinity serves 3-years old (3K) through 5th grade.
are you an accredited school?
Yes. Holy Trinity is accredited by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES). The Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools serves over 100 Episcopal schools throughout the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. SAES is a founding member of the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA) and is the only Episcopal accrediting association in the United States.
HTES is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES).
Are you a "church school?"
Holy Trinity is an independent Episcopal school that is not associated with any specific Episcopal church parish. However, we maintain strong relationships with the Episcopal churches located in our region.
Where are you located?
We are located at 11810 Lockwood Road just off Beltway 8 at North Lake Houston Parkway. We are conveniently positioned to serve families in areas such as Summerwood, Fall Creek, Eagle Springs, Atascocita, Humble, and Kingwood. Click here for a map and directions.
Do you offer enrichments, extra-curriculuars, and/or an after school program?
Yes. We offer a variety of enrichments and extra-curriculars. All students have Spanish, physical education, art, and music as part of their learning experience. As students get older, we begin to introduce technology in a developmentally appropriate way as a part of their studies.
HTES also offers a variety of activities as part of our after school program: Titan Academy. Examples of offerings have included robotics, chess, and various sports.
Before school care is available beginning at 7am. After school care is also available until 6pm.
Are you a co-ed school?
Yes. Holy Trinity is a co-ed school.
What are the admissions standards and how much does it cost to attend?
Child development is uneven. As such, Holy Trinity Episcopal School recognizes that working with children means walking with them through both the easy and tough lessons. Often, the most valuable learning results from the most challenging tasks. Thus, we are guided to love, not label; teach, not judge; and be present in the moments our students offer to us.
We are excited to meet applicants who are joyful and eager learners. Ultimately, we evaluate each applicant based on his or her own merits. Our goal is to invite students to join us that we believe would be happy and thrive in our learnig environment. We also seek families who are willing and able to actively partner with us during these formative years.
Holy Trinity depends on tuition and fees to cover the cost of educating students. However, HTES offers tuition assistance and is committed to managing costs in a way that makes a Holy Trinity education both affordable and a great value. Each year, the Board of Directors sets tuition and fees. The specific costs are made public in late winter/early spring each year.
Historically, Holy Trinity's tuition and fees have been set below national indepedent school and Houston area independent school averages.
For more information, please visit our Admissions page.
What is your student-teacher ratio?
Small class sizes are a hallmark of Holy Trinity. We are committed to maintaining very low student-teacher ratios in order to deliver our relationship centered learning experience. Currently, our ratio is around 6:1.
Do students wear uniforms?
Yes. Students are required to have a regular uniform and a Chapel uniform. All uniform items are sold online by Tommy Hilfiger School Uniforms. HTES also maintains an inventory of gently used school uniforms available for sale at the school office.
Is there a lunch program?
Unfortunatley, we do not currently offer a lunch program. Students are expected to bring a lunch and snacks from home.
Does the school provide transportation?
At this time, HTES does not offer transportation to and from school. We are, however, exploring options to bring this service to our families.
What foreign language(s) do you teach and at what age do students begin learning that language?
Holy Trinity Episcopal School teaches Spanish to students beginning in 3K.
How are parents expected to support their children and the school?
Each family is different, but here are a few ways we encourage parents to support their child and Holy Trinity.
- Read to or with your child frequently. Keep books around the house in every room. Allow your child to see you read.
- Focus your feedback on your child's efforts and process rather than solely on the results (grades).
- Be aware that connecting with your child emotionally first often allows you to redirect them logically.
- Make sure your child gets enough sleep and eats a good breakfast before school.
- Model problem solving and work towards productive solutions.
- Attend school events such as the Back to School Bash, Fall Festival, and the Spring Gala.
- Seek out ways to volunteer for event committees or help with grade-level events.
- Keep in mind that the standard for success is no perfection. It is growth and improvement.
- Remember, we are in this together!