Holy Trinity Classical Christian School

Established in 2012 and centrally located in the historic town of Beaufort, South Carolina, Holy Trinity Classical Christian School serves over 395 students in grades Pre-K2 through 12th.
From its inception, Holy Trinity has purposefully provided an "elite education without an elitist air".
One of Holy Trinity`s foundational principles is to be accessible and affordable to ANY family that desires a classical, Christian education for their family, regardless of their economic circumstances.
To that end, since 2014, Holy Trinity has awarded more than $7.1 million in tuition discounts and need-based aid in addition to its already affordable tuition.
This commitment has allowed Holy Trinity to maintain an economically diverse student body.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 378 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Holy Trinity Classical Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students
378 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Holy Trinity Classical Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Classroom Dress Code
Dress Uniforms - Mondays only

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Associate
Tonya Nelson


School Notes

  • Academics are top-notch at Holy Trinity, which is accredited by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) and is a partner member of the Classical Latin Schools Association (CLSA). Holy Trinity`s faculty are exceptionally well qualified, while being devoted to serving their students well. Encouraging each student to grow mind, body, and soul is a key aim of both academic and extracurricular offerings. From learning Latin beginning in the 2nd grade to AP Calculus, Physics and Latin to reading the great works of literature in their original Greek or Latin, Holy Trinity students are challenged yet supported.
  • Our inaugural graduating Class of 2020 had an average SAT score of 1300, 4 National Merit Finalists, 9 Palmetto Scholars, and received over $3.5 million dollars in scholarship offers. Interestingly, 75% of last year`s Holy Trinity graduates chose science and technology majors for their college study. Holy Trinity`s outcomes have demonstrated that a school can be strong in both the Humane Letters and the Sciences and Math at the same time. Students learn foundational concepts in our Grammar School, learn logic and rational thinking skills in Middle School, and learn the art of rhetoric in Upper School. This focus on rhetoric, verbal and written expression, and lively yet respectful debate is indeed a lost treasure being recovered at Holy Trinity.
  • While of great importance, academics at Holy Trinity are balanced with a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including a vibrant Performing Arts program, Fine Arts, Quiz Bowl Teams, Battle of the Books Club, Robotics and Chess Clubs, Debate Team, FCA, Mu Alpha Theta Math Society, and many others. Athletics are a source of great success, with Cross Country (5-time SCISA Class A State Champs!), Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer (SCISA Class A State Champs Boys & Girls 2021), Baseball, Golf ,and Track teams. Holy Trinity students work hard, and they love to play hard! During recesses, our faculty actually play with the students, playing 9 Square, Kickball and the ever-popular Ga-Ga Ball.
  • Holy Trinity`s focus on truth, beauty, and goodness through great works of art, music, and literature provides a depth and richness that is unique to a classical curriculum. Our students learn to appreciate great works of art, but they also enjoy producing them, having won multiple SCISA state level Art competitions for painting, photography, and drawing. Holy Trinity musicians have won a multitude of medals at SCISA Music Festivals for voice, piano, violin, organ, and select ensembles. By focusing on beauty at an early age, even our preschoolers learn to appreciate art and music through infusion in their daily activities.
  • Holy Trinity students love to learn, and they learn to love others. One of the ways that Holy Trinity students express their love for others is through partnership with our sister school, Good Shepherd Academy in South Sudan. This relationship began through a bond between Holy Trinity Headmaster Rev. Chad Lawrence and Good Shepherd Headmaster Rev. John Chol Daau, when they first met in seminary. Though thousands of miles away in South Sudan, the relationship between our schools is strong, with Rev. Daau visiting Holy Trinity annually. Every year, Holy Trinity families donate 10% of proceeds from our parent-led annual fall fundraiser to Good Shepherd Academy, allowing Rev. Daau to provide curriculum, food, medicine, and much needed building improvements for his students and faculty. Holy Trinity students have also raised funds to purchase a water filtration system for Good Shepherd Academy`s campus and surrounding village. Sharing in these efforts has provided much delight and mutual encouragement for BOTH of our schools!
  • Building up children through Holy Trinity is an incredibly joy-filled, satisfying mission, and planning for the future needs of our school is a process that is both inspiring and challenging. In order to continue to provide high quality academics to a diverse array of students throughout Beaufort and surrounding areas requires building facilities. Holy Trinity`s Board of Trustees and school staff have put together a long-term Campus Vision Plan which is incredibly exciting. Holy Trinity has already purchased their property within the Beaufort city limits in order to remain an accessible, "community" school where some students can even walk or ride their bikes to class (we also have students who travel from more than an hour away!). Holy Trinity has plans for an arts & athletics building, two-story academic building, chapel, regulation ball-field, and outdoor classroom and flex spaces. Funding this "Lowcountry Labor of Love" will require much prayer, support, and contributions from those interested in building a legacy through Holy Trinity`s mission and vision.
  • If you would like to learn more about Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, or to support our school, please visit our website at www.htccs.org, or call us at 843-522-0660.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Holy Trinity Classical Christian School often compared to?
Holy Trinity Classical Christian Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Beaufort Academy by visitors of our site.
What sports does Holy Trinity Classical Christian School offer?
Holy Trinity Classical Christian School offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Holy Trinity Classical Christian School's ranking?
Holy Trinity Classical Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for: Highest average SAT score and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Holy Trinity Classical Christian School?
The application deadline for Holy Trinity Classical Christian School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 378 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Beaufort County, SC is $8,767 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Beaufort County, SC is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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