"Superior Education in the Catholic Tradition" is a phrase that describes Holy Trinity Catholic School. This Catholic tradition expresses itself in two main ways, the formal curriculum and the informal curriculum.
The formal curriculum includes the various disciplines of study through which the student learns about the world, and him or herself. The formal curriculum signifies knowledge of the world, our temporal existence, physical truths and the human experience – all so necessary to understand in order to become a productive citizen of this world. In a Catholic school, this formal curriculum is taught and understood through the lens of a Catholic worldview: a worldview that holds every person in dignity, a worldview that respects and protects all life from conception to natural death, a worldview that promotes careful stewardship of our resources, espouses hard work and promotes care for the poor. This Catholic worldview believes that knowledge is not just for knowledge’s sake, nor is it just for the purpose of making a living, but rather knowledge is to be used to make a difference in our world, to be used for innovation and discovery.
Our Catholic school is also a community of faith. This community contains the informal curriculum through which the student learns about God and His Church. All relationships begin with the relationship we have with God, which then translates to our relationships with one another. Because we are all created and loved by God, we all share in the one family of God. At Holy Trinity, this community of faith binds us together in a special way. Students at Holy Trinity develop a sense of belonging that changes how they see and experience school, life and relationships. It is this community of faith that calls us to holiness, calls us to be people of service, and bids us to become more together than we can be by ourselves. This faith community expresses itself in daily prayer and community worship, which provides students the opportunity for leadership, where the diversity of gifts is developed and shared. Children learn that their gifts and talents matter and that they can be used to benefit the whole community. These are everyday occurrences at Holy Trinity.
The convergence of the two curricular at Holy Trinity show how important each of these aspects are to educating the whole child, spirit mind and body. Holy Trinity fulfills its mission to educate the whole child through both the formal curriculum, and the informal curriculum. At the center of both is Christ, the first and great teacher in our school.