Catholic education has been an integral part of the fabric of our community since Saint Mother Theodore Guerin began the first school in Jasper, Indiana. Over the years, there have been many changes to Catholic education in our county, yet the tradition of forming students in the image of Christ, while also emphasizing academic excellence has remained strong.
Beginning in the 1950's, two Catholic schools, Precious Blood School and Holy Family School were vital in providing families with the opportunity for a Catholic education rich in these traditions. Individually, the schools were recognized as Indiana Four Star Schools and received "A" ratings by the Indiana Department of Education, the highest rating possible. Additionally, in 2013, Holy Family School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, one of only 50 non-public schools in the country. These schools consistently exceeded the state averages in all standardized tests. While the academic expectations that students had been asked to live up to and even exceed are certainly a priority, forming students in the image of Christ was held to an even higher level of expectation. Students at both schools frequently engaged in age appropriate service opportunities in our schools, parishes, local community, and globally. These opportunities allowed them to grow in their faith as disciples of Christ. While both schools were exceptional, there always comes a time when we must step back, review, and determine if opportunities exist to strengthen what is already in existence, a process that was set in motion with the Diocese of Evansville's Strategic Plan.
Beginning in 2010, as part of the Diocese of Evansville's Strategic Plan, a core group, consisting of both clergy and laity from each parish in Dubois County, was formed to explore and make recommendations regarding the future of both parish life and school structure. It was clear from the onset that there was a strong desire to continue to provide a rich Catholic education to the families in Dubois County, while striving to make the best use of our existing resources. Thus, the decision to form one Catholic school was unanimous among all members of the core group, and the planning began to unite Precious Blood School and Holy Family School into the new school system.
Following the formal acceptance of the Core Group's recommendations by Bishop Thompson in December of 2013, a School Transition Team was assembled from the various parishes in the county to focus on the four key areas of Governance, Finance, Communications, and the Organization of the New School. After seeking student, parent, parishioner, and community input, the name of Holy Trinity Catholic School was chosen, along with the mascot of the Saints and our school colors of purple, gold, and white. Additionally, the current school buildings were toured and enrollment figures were analyzed, which led to the final building level structure consisting of two campuses.
In August of 2015, Holy Trinity Catholic School opened it's doors for the first school year of what is sure to be a lasting legacy in Dubois County. Though education standards change and the world evolves, we remain a pillar of faith and strength in our community where students grow in academics and in faith.
Holy Trinity Catholic School
One School. Two Campuses.
Our Central Campus, located on the grounds of Precious Blood Parish, provides instruction for students in three-year-old preschool through grade two.
Housed at Holy Family Parish, the East Campus provides for the educational needs of our intermediate students in grades three through five and our middle school students in grades six through eight.