In a recent communication to parents, grandparents, and key stakeholders, Celeste Pruit, Director of Advancement for Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, shared details of their Campus Vision Campaign, including the exciting news that more than $5.4 million has already been pledged towards the campaign’s $7 million goal.
A building for Arts, Athletics, and Fellowship will be the centerpiece of Phase I of Holy Trinity’s long term campus vision plan. This new structure will include performing arts classrooms, a full-size stage, a weight room and competition gymnasium, multi-purpose spaces, and, perhaps, most importantly, space large enough for the entire Holy Trinity community—students and their families—to gather for chapel, celebrations, and other fun events.
In Holy Trinity’ first nine years, they have invested heavily in establishing top notch academic, arts and athletic programs, and that investment is paying dividends. They are now ready to begin to build on that foundation by starting work on their long-term campus vision plan. In August of 2020, Holy Trinity was able to purchase their permanent home at 302 Burroughs Avenue, right in the heart of the city of Beaufort. This enables the school to be accessible to both neighborhood children and to those current families who drive in from neighboring counties.
The Campus Vision Campaign is led by a team of amazing volunteers, and is co-chaired by Barbara and Bishop Alden Hathaway, Sharon and Mac Sanders, and Gloria and Chuck Dalvini, all selfless, dedicated volunteers who serve Holy Trinity with joy and enthusiasm. Director of Advancement Celeste Pruit remarked “The target of this campaign is to enhance our ability to nurture the bodies, minds and souls of every Holy Trinity student as well as to foster a welcoming atmosphere for those coming to our campus for sporting events, student activities, and fine arts performances. We desire to make our neighborhood more beautiful and to contribute to the life of the city of Beaufort.”
“We love our Holy Trinity family and can’t say enough great things about this wonderful school,” said Sharon Sanders. “We made our commitment in honor of founding Headmaster Rev. Lawrence and every single teacher and administrator that has dedicated their lives to serving our children and grandchildren every day and for the bright future they’ll enjoy because of this place. God bless Holy Trinity Classical Christian School. We believe the Campus Vision Campaign will serve as the catalyst for even greater things over the next many years to come at Holy Trinity.”
Celeste Pruit added, “We are so close to a critical $6 million milestone which is needed to get shovels in the ground. Our goal is to secure a construction loan this summer and begin the project in the next school year so that we can occupy the space the following academic year.”
Founded in 2012, Holy Trinity Classical Christian School is an independent, non-parochial school which serves more than 375 students in the Beaufort community. Their inaugural graduating class of 19 students in 2020 were awarded over $3.5 million in scholarship offers, had 4 of Beaufort County’s 5 National Merit Scholarship Finalists, and 9 Palmetto Scholars. This year, Holy Trinity will graduate 21 students and expects to eventually cap enrollment in Pre-K through 12th grades at 450-500. Holy Trinity has purposely set its tuition rates low in order to keep the school accessible to any family who desires a classical, Christian education for their child. Since 2012, Holy Trinity has awarded over $7.5 million in additional tuition discounts and need-based aid which is made possible through generous donors.
Those who want to learn more about Holy Trinity or who want to make a gift are invited to visit the school website at https://www.htccs.org/campus-vision-campaign/