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.”