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Principal's Message

1Holy Trinity provides an exceptional educational environment for your child. In our school environment children feel safe, happy and respected. Our teachers and staff know each child by name, and each member of our school family feels welcomed and valued. We share three main priorities:

Faith Formation
Spiritual formation is central to the mission of the school. Children are engaged in religious studies, service to others and Catholic faith formation throughout their school day.

Academic Success
Our small class size provides an opportunity for teachers to offer more individualized attention for students. Our staff prepares for teaching by knowing the curriculum, setting goals for continued staff development and by planning for learning, which all results in student success. 

Helping Others in Our Community 
Giving back to the community is valuable in itself, but helping others also offers many benefits. Volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows the children to connect to the community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations in need.

 

Our History

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Vision & Values

  • Be Kind

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Responsible

  • Work Hard

  • Have Fun

Our History

Catholic education has a long and rich history in Pierz and the surrounding communities of Buckman, Lastrup and Harding, beginning back in 1887. Three of the parishes, St. Michael of Buckman, St. Joseph of Pierz, and St. John Nepomuk of Lastrup had a Catholic school. Children from Holy Cross, Harding attended the school in Lastrup.

 

The Holy Trinity building was constructed between September, 1951 and August, 1952 for Fr. Pierz Memorial High School. The school provided a Catholic high school for the four parishes in Buckman, Pierz, Lastrup, and Harding.  The high school opened in September 1952 with 174 students. The faculty consisted of eight Benedictine nuns, one layman, and the parish priests who taught religious classes. The gymnasium complex, built in 1958 and 1959, was first used in the 1958-59 school year. Fr. Pierz Memorial High School ceased operations in the spring of 1968 when the Pierz public high school was completed. The highest yearly enrollment was 388 students.  1047 students graduated from Fr. Pierz Memorial High School.

In 1990 Holy Trinity Catholic School became a legal, nonprofit corporation in the State of Minnesota as a result of the merger of three area Catholic schools: St. Michael's of Buckman, St. Joseph's in Pierz and St. John's in Lastrup (Holy Cross families desiring a Catholic education attended the Catholic school in Lastrup). Holy Trinity Catholic School provides education for children grades preschool through sixth grade. The school is governed by a board of directors, which has nine voting members and an ex-officio member. Holy Trinity Catholic School is open to children in the Pierz community and surrounding area regardless of religious affiliation. Enrollment averages 170 students. Holy Trinity Catholic School is an accredited school in the State of Minnesota through MN Nonpublic Accrediting Association, MNSAA.
 

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