Holy Trinity Catholic School Stresses the Need for Grants to Help Catholic Schools Close the Gap on Education

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Private school costs are on the rise. Without any public funding, schools utilize grants to help cover the overall cost.

The cost of educating a child at Holy Trinity Catholic School for the 2013-14 school year is estimated to be $8,183. Yet, only 65 percent of this cost is covered by tuition. Like many other private schools, Holy Trinity has sought funding for educational programs, capital improvements and other items not covered in the budget through fundraising or grants.

Grants are not just for brick and mortar any more, but cover everything from the cost of textbooks to technology, security cameras to teacher training. Within the past year, Holy Trinity has received a grant from the Catholic Foundation to purchase high-end technology that transforms ordinary white boards into interactive centers for learning. Also in this package were document cameras, teaching tablets and student response systems (clickers on which students can “vote” a multiple choice answer). These learning systems offer unlimited numbers of possibilities for teaching lessons on any subject. Students are more engaged and excited.

The Slingshot Foundation supplied funding last month to purchase two writing programs, one specifically designed for Pre-K and Kindergarten and the other for elementary through middle school. These programs develop motor skills for younger students and broaden their verbal skills through reinforcement. The program for older students enriches writing skills through vocabulary, handwriting, spelling, sentence structure and word usage. Students must possess good writing skills to advance to higher education and will use these skills throughout their lives for communication in the workplace as well as personal business.

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About the School:

The mission of Holy Trinity Catholic School is to provide each student the highest quality Catholic education through a well-balanced curriculum, emphasizing mind, body, and spirit. Students of Holy Trinity Catholic School will develop a Catholic value structure in the Vincentian tradition and will acquire the tools to master the necessary academic, social and technological skills needed for higher education. Students will develop an appreciation for lifelong learning.

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