Application Process

Please Note:

  • Students entering Discovery (Preschool 3) MUST be 3 years old on or before September 1 and potty trained.
  • Students entering Explorer (Preschool 4) MUST be 4 years old on or before September 1.
  • Students entering Kindergarten MUST be 5 years old on or before September 1.
  • Students entering first grade MUST be 6 years old on or before September 1.  

 

Priority Acceptance:

When there are more applicants than openings, applications are prioritized before screening/testing. We do not share data about the number of students in Wait Pool status or the order of preference since this information can change from day to day. The priority acceptance policy has been developed by the Board of Trustees.

  • members of Holy Trinity parish
  • siblings of children enrolled or previously enrolled
  • children of current faculty
  • children of alumni
  • members of other Episcopal parishes

Discovery (Preschool 3) Screening

The process begins in March. The applicant and one parent will attend a scheduled screening. The session is about 45 minutes in length.

Explorer (Preschool 4) Screening

The process begins in February. Small groups of applicants are invited to a screening session. The session is about 90 minutes long and generally are scheduled on a Saturday morning.

Kindergarten Screening

Each applicant is screened by a member of the Kindergarten Admissions committee. Academic and developmental readiness is examined via a variety of age-appropriate activities. The screenings begin in January and continue until all spaces are filled. If the screening indicates that an applicant needs time for developmental growth and readiness, the application may be held for re-screening the following year. Applicants who perform at an acceptable level are invited to spend a morning at Holy Trinity in a class at their present grade level.

First Grade Testing

The process begins in March as openings become available. Small groups of applicants are invited to a testing session. These sessions are two hours in length and are scheduled during a school morning. Through participation in a variety of age-appropriate activities, academic and developmental readiness are examined.
 
Applicants who score at an acceptable level are asked to spend a day at Holy Trinity in a class at their present grade level. Although a visitor, the applicant is expected to work and participate with the rest of the class. Along with the testing and school visit, copies of the applicant’s school records/transcripts and a recommendation by the applicant’s current teachers must be submitted before a final decision is made. Parents will be notified in writing as soon as the decision is made. An Admissions Committee is involved in the decision process.The primary concern in accepting an applicant is that he/she is developmentally ready to handle the expectations of our structured first grade.

Second Through Eighth Grade Testing

The process begins in February by grade level as openings become available. Testing of students entering grades two through eight takes place during a school morning. The session takes approximately two hours. Applicants are evaluated with the appropriate level subject tests and writing exercises. The test results must be at an average or above average level in order for the applicant to be considered.

Applicants who score at an acceptable level are asked to spend a day at Holy Trinity in a class at their present grade level. Although a visitor, the applicant is expected to work and participate with the rest of the class. Along with the testing and school visit, copies of the applicant’s school records/transcripts and a recommendation by the applicant’s current teachers must be submitted before a final decision is made. Parents will be notified in writing as soon as the decision is made. An Admissions Committee is involved in the decision process.