WESTFIELD, NJ -- It’s not as easy to see the upturned mouth, but the smiles from the staff and students of Holy Trinity School are truly visible through the shining eyes and cheery voices. Holy Trinity School opened for five full days with a remote option for students to return on September 8.

The classrooms look a bit different. Each desk has a shield on three sides with a clear plastic screen to see through or a plexiglass divider. Learning centers have been replaced by desks spaced six feet apart. Lunch most days is now in the classroom and everyone is wearing a mask all day. What has not changed is the caring faculty, rigorous curriculum, and faith practices that promote kindness to others.

“We believe that the emotional and social well-being of the child is as important as the core curriculum,” says principal Dr. Adele Ellis. “The staff follows all CDC protocol, all cleaning measures, and we are diligent with social distancing,” she added.

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All staff and families are following the same guidelines outside the school to help avoid possible cases of COVID in the school. Families use the Conciergepad app to check in daily and temperatures are also taken at the school.

At this time, Holy Trinity School is at capacity and has only a few PreK openings. There are wait lists for all grades from Kindergarten to grade 8. Starting in November, Holy Trinity School will take applications for spots for the 2021-22 school year as they open.

Do you want your child to learn in an accepting and caring environment, with a focus not only on top-notch academics but also developing well-rounded, community-minded individuals?

Holy Trinity School provides a nurturing, creative environment that instills in children the skills necessary for academic excellence. A 2011 Blue Ribbon School and Middle States accredited, Holy Trinity School continues to provide pathways to high school, college and career success.

What sets us apart?

Small class sizes and differentiated learning in math, English and literature give all students the personalized attention they need to thrive. And with religious instruction as part of the program, respect and caring for others are taught every day, throughout the curriculum. Weekly club periods during the school day for grades 5 through 8 to help students hone a skill or learn a new one. Academic after school programs include a chess club, drama club, and an award-winning FLL Robotics team. Sports offerings include basketball, track and cross-country, as well as volleyball and golf.

Holy Trinity prepares students for the future. Students take part in STEM and project-based learning at every grade level. They also have access to a state-of-the-art computer lab, as well as Google Classroom, SmartBoards, IPads, and Chromebooks.  Students also have access to various hardware tools, such as digital cameras, drones, coding robots, Echo Dot games, and software programs that teach coding with sustainability lessons embedded. Come see what a modern Catholic education looks like.

Since 1916, Holy Trinity School has provided a quality Catholic education to Westfield and the surrounding communities. A 2011 National Blue Ribbon and a Middle States accredited school, its mission is to educate students to actualize their full, individual potential, both spiritually and academically. Holy Trinity School is currently accepting students at all grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year, including middle school. Holy Trinity School, preparing our future now. www.holytrinityschool.org.