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Holy Trinity Academy

13555 Hillcrest Road
Dallas, TX 75240

(972) 490-7060


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

PRESCHOOL: "The themes approach works best with this age group since it encompasses the whole child. Children will process learning experiences related to all aspects of being. Critical thinking rather than mere recitation is a goal to foster children�s competence to deal with life, both now and in the future. Enrichment classes, including instruction in Modern Greek, Music, Orthodox Way and Hymnology occur 75 minutes a week. The themes during the year will include learning goals in aesthetics, affective skills, cognition, language, physical skills, construction skills, pretend play skills, and spirituality." PRE-KINDERGARTEN: "Academic goals are introduced in this class. Emphasis on story appreciation, listening for meaning, sharing ideas verbally and increasing vocabulary, learning to use context clues, asking important questions, and word recognition for basics such as their first and last name set the foundation for Kindergarten. Fine motor skills continue to be honed with help in developing an acceptable pencil grip. Pre-reading skills such as identification of letters and sounds and simple decoding skills are introduced. Exposure to numbers, number patterns, geometric figures, and other useful math concepts for their every day world are taught as another part of preparation for Kindergarten. Early science lessons based on exploration of the world around the children and an awareness of the awesomeness of God�s creation are part of this third pre-academic component. Social studies lessons, health and Modern Greek complete this curriculum. Enrichment classes, including instruction in Modern Greek, Music, Orthodox Way and Hymnology occur 80 minutes a week. " -- Excerpted from

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We assess, monitor, and work individually with students, using a small group approach. Continuous monitoring and implementing strategies.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Holy Trinity Academy is an Orthodox Christian School that nurtures excellence in academics, integrity of character, faith in God, and the confidence to bring oneself to bring these gifts to others.

A Typical Day

We work on:
Language Skills
Greek Language and Religion Class
Math Objectives
Centers/Theme/Art Activities
Snack Time
Library Check-out
Math and Science, Language Skills

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parent Orientation
Open Houses
Weekly notices/Messages
School activities

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We work with students and parents to encourage presence as needed. We have a preschool get-acquainted activity before school begins. We also allow abbreviated schedules for students who may have a difficult time.