Holy Trinity School Celebrates 200 Years

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Students from Holy Trinity School sing on the steps for its 200th anniversary. Courtesy Kimberly Goldwein Photography.

You don’t have to be Catholic to enjoy a street fair, or even an alumni reunion. Holy Trinity School held both on Saturday, Oct. 20, for its 200th birthday. Many a Georgetown and Washington family can say their children attended the elementary school, founded in 1818, now with an upper school and a lower school on 36th Street, hugging Holy Trinity Church in the center of the block.

The afternoon included live music, games, face painting, food trucks, tours of the school and a special alumni program, along with free hots dogs and ice cream. The street fair — which may become an annual event — was followed by a 200th anniversary Mass on Sunday with an alumni reception afterwards.

Under the leadership of Principal Kevin McShane, Holy Trinity School has stated: “It remains committed to the Jesuit traditions of educational excellence, the service of faith and the promotion of justice. The Holy Trinity community — school, parish and families — seeks to develop students who will manifest these traditions in an awareness of self, a love of learning and a desire to serve others. The school continues, 200 years later, to educate students in the Jesuit tradition to be students for others.”

Teacher Sarah Strike, Paster Rev. Kevin Gillepsie, S.J., and parent Angie Bradshaw. Georgetowner photo.
Holy Trinity School Principal Kevin McShane with former principal Charlie Hennesey. Georgetowner photo.
Former principal Ann Santora Crowley reads from D.C. proclamation for the school’s 200th anniversary. Courtesy Kimberly Goldwein Photography.
Georgetowner photo.
Courtesy Kimberly Goldwein Photography.
Courtesy Kimberly Goldwein Photography.

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