Our History, Culture and Traditions

Holy Trinity Academy opened our doors in the fall of 1992. At that time, we were housed in a wing of Good Shepherd School. Our first Graduation class was in 1995 with 28 students. Since that time, we moved to our current site in May of 2006 and recent Graduation classes are approximately 300 students. We have grown and through that growth, we have set down roots in the culture and traditions that have been established.

St. Patrick is a widely known saint of the 5th century. He is credited with spreading Christianity around all of Ireland, and he was persecuted often as he did so. He explained the mystery of the Trinity using the Shamrock’s triple leaf and single stem as an analogy, and this is why he is special to Holy Trinity Academy. The trefoil – a stylized shamrock – is a prominent symbol in our building. It is included in the center of the triquetra. Also, a very large representation is located in the atrium of our school.

The major design feature of the crest is a triquetra, which symbolizes the Trinity. The triquetra is an early Trinitarian design found especially in Great Britain. Its three equal arcs represent the equality of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Its continuous line expresses the eternal life we attain through the Trinity. The interweaving of the lines represents the indivisibility of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each of the three outer lobes contains within it a specific symbol for each aspect of the Trinity. The upper lobe contains a symbolic representation of God the Father; the bottom left contains a crucifix symbolic of Jesus the Son; and the bottom right contains a dove symbolic of the Holy Spirit. The center piece contains a scroll symbolizing a high school diploma superimposed over an inner trefoil which is actually a stylized shamrock used by St. Patrick to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. The center arch contains the blocked lettered Holy Trinity Academy in gothic script symbolic of a conservative, liberal arts education.