Together we make a positive IMPACT

Providing a safe, loving and high-quality learning-based and faith-based environment for our children.
Each child is an individual, and we strive to meet children's needs in a way that maximizes their potential.

About Us

A longtime dream and goal of the Holy Trinity community was a new school. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church has opened a brand new school to serve the children and families of Gainesville. The school accommodates 120 children on one campus and contains a dedicated Chapel. READ MORE

Our Mission

To develop each child to his or her fullest potential, spiritually, intellectually, and socially, that each may grow in grace, enjoy freedom through knowledge, and lead a healthy, productive and meaningful life.

FAQ

Is your school accredited?

Yes, we are NAEYC accredited (National Association for Education of Young Children), and we are also members of NAES (National Association of Episcopal Schools).

 

What are your child to teacher ratios?

Infants - 9 children to 3 caregivers
1-year olds - 8 children to 2 caregivers
2-year olds - 14 children to 2 caregivers
3 to 4-year olds - 16 children to 2 caregivers
4 to 5-year olds - 18 children to 2 caregivers

Please visit our "Floorplans" page for more information directly on that page for each age group.

 

What is the school near?

Close proximity to The University of Florida, Shands and downtown Gainesville.

 

What is your school term? When can I apply for my child?

No school term. You can apply year-round.

 

What payment options do you offer?

Call us, stop in at the school, mail a check, pay online through registration form.

 

Do you provide consistency between home and school?

Yes. We provide consistency between the school and home learning. Our teachers are willing to work with parents on an ongoing basis to make sure it is a positive learning environment for your child.

 

What age groups are served at your school?

We care for children 6 weeks to 5 years. Each are separated in their own age appropriate classroom.

 

What type of security measures do you have in place at your school?

We have state of the art security card systems in place.

 

What are your tuition rates?

Please visit the "Admissions" page on our website for the most current rates.

 

What are the qualifications for your staff? 

Our staff are dedicated and meet appropriate requirements. Click here to find out more.

 

What days are you closed? Do I have to pay for the days you are closed?

New Years Day, MLK Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday Christmas week. Yes, you will pay for these days. It is part of the tutition.

 

Are vaccinations required for my child to attend HTES?

If your child isn't vaccinated we need from your pediatrician a copy of your child's most recent physical form and it notated "exempt for religious reasons."

 

Board of Directors

 

Barbara (Bobbie) Hall

Darla Boyd

Sally Foote

Dominic Locigno, Parent Rep

Jennifer Kuntz

Linda Kunz, Secretary

Ann Mullally, President

 

Anne Marie Pettinato, Vice President

Marion Radson, Vestry Representative

Kathi Schibuola

Barbara Sharpe

Sylvia Stripling

Jason Hill, Head of School

 

 

 

Staff

staff belindaAll of our staff at Holy Trinity strive to make the child's day with us an extension of home life --- a day filled with mutual respect, love, warmth and opportunities to learn about the world around them.  As a NAEYC Accredited school, we have excellent teacher / child ratios which means your child will get the attention and care that he or she needs to thrive!

Our staff are:

• Required to complete the National CDA program 
• Background checked and drug tested
• Receive regular performance evaluations
• Consistent - there is a very low turnover so children are seeing the same teachers

The Holy Trinity Episcopal School culture nourishes and supports our children and their families. The school fosters a warm and nurturing environment, using supportive, encouraging language and a positive approach to directing children's behavior toward self-control and making good choices. Interactions between faculty and children are characterized by compassion. An accessible and approachable relationship between school and families is important to Holy Trinity Episcopal School. The feeling of being part of a close family is present even more strongly since the recent move to a single campus.

We acknowledge the importance of being a positive presence in the community, recognizing, through our Episcopal identity, the need to establish the seeds of Servant Leadership in our children. In addition to involving children in developmentally appropriate opportunities to serve others, we believe the faculty and the staff lead by example, being involved in the Gainesville community in ways that serve to enhance the live of its residents. As a mission of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, it is important to seek ways to reach into the greater community, expressing and living out our belief that each individual has worth and dignity.

 

Mission

To develop each child to his or her fullest potential, spiritually, intellectually, and socially, that each may grow in grace, enjoy freedom through knowledge, and lead a healthy, productive and meaningful life.

Core Values

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  • The school offers an excellent preparation and program, as well as a positive discipline program that is also a resource for families.
  • The school values the strong caring, nurturing relationship between faculty and children; compassion is evident and includes every child.
  • The high quality of the faculty and staff is evident and valued.
  • Strong parish support for the school exists and is a strength for the school.
  • There is a clear desire for a strong, effective Episcopal School.
  • The school (will value) an intentional, structural religious program and spiritual life.
  • The school (will value) a strong feeling of family as they join together in one campus.
  • The school values its positive presence in the community.
  • Welcoming diversity among children and staff is a strong value.
  • The school values its appeal to educational professionals in the community.
  • The school values its relationship with the Early Learning Coalition.