From staff reports
After leasing since 2012, Holy Trinity Classical Christian School on Aug. 4 finalized the purchase of the building at 302 Burroughs Avenue from the Beaufort County School District along with the adjacent property known as Bob Jones Field from the City of Beaufort.
“This purchase makes sense for us on a number of different levels,”
Holy Trinity Headmaster Rev. Chad E. Lawrence said in a release to parents. “One, we are able to stay put and gradually phase in new buildings without disrupting classes or operations and programs. It is fiscally responsible as well. The purchase terms improve our annual cash flow significantly over the lease terms. Finally, it keeps us right here in the heart of Beaufort. We love being centrally located so people can come from all over this area to receive a great classical Christian education.
“We are overflowing with a sense of gratitude for God’s great provision for Holy Trinity. So, we are setting down roots right here in the middle of Beaufort, and I can’t wait to see how God continues to move in our midst, provide for us and our needs, and for the needs for our growing student body.”
Holy Trinity celebrated its first graduating class of 19 seniors this spring with an average SAT score greater than 1,300, four National Merit Finalists, and more than $3.5 million in scholarship offers. The school opened its doors to students Wednesday, Aug. 19, for in-school instruction.
“We have plans to transform the property into something that will be transformative for the entire area of the city,” Board of Trustees member and chair for the Facilities Committee Gibson Solomons wrote in a letter to Holy Trinity families. “We know you celebrate with us this important milestone and we know you share our excitement about what is next.”
Holy Trinity provides students with a Christian and classical education. The school serves more than 350 students from more than a dozen churches in the Beaufort community.
The school expects to reach its enrollment cap of 450 to 500 in five years. Academic instruction at HTCCS is rigorous, affording teachers and staff members the opportunity to engage with high-achieving students in a Christian environment. Parent and community support are strong, as well.
For more information about Holy Trinity, visit www.HTCCS.org or call the school at 843-522-0660.