Holy Trinity Catholic Schools

Holy Trinity Catholic Schools is a PK-12 Roman Catholic school headquartered in Fort Madison, Iowa, with campuses in Fort Madison, St. Paul, and West Point. Fort Madison has the secondary school campus and one early childhood campus, while West Point has the elementary school campus, and another early childhood campus is in St. Paul.[1] The school system is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport.

Holy Trinity Catholic Schools
Secondary: 2600 Ave. A Fort Madison, IA 52627
Elementary: 413 Ave C West Point, IA 52656
Fort Madison EC: 2213 Avenue J Fort Madison, Iowa 52627
St. Paul EC: 2040 Locust Street St. Paul, IA 52657

United States
Coordinates40°38′12″N 91°20′34″W / 40.63667°N 91.34278°W / 40.63667; -91.34278Coordinates: 40°38′12″N 91°20′34″W / 40.63667°N 91.34278°W / 40.63667; -91.34278
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Color(s)Royal Blue and Silver
Athletics conferenceSoutheast Iowa Superconference
Team nameCrusaders
Campuses in Lee County, Iowa


Holy Trinity Catholic School was created in July[citation needed] 2005 with the merging of the Marquette Catholic School System from the West Point Area and the Aquinas Catholic Schools from the Fort Madison Area.[2] The Marquette building was chosen for junior high school while the Aquinas building was chosen for senior high school. At the time 131 students were at the secondary level in Aquinas. The merger was due to increasing costs and the declining population of Lee County, the latter of which meant reduced numbers of pupils. The school received a different set of school colors and mascot, and the school administration allowed parents and students to have a say.[3]

In 2006 Cardinal Stritch High School of Keokuk merged into Holy Trinity High School.[4]

Principal Doris Turner, the first principal since the consolidation, retired in 2011.[2]

In 2017 the school scheduled a renovation of the high school area, refurbishing the electrical systems and installing solar panels.[5]

A new elementary school building in West Point was completed in 2019.[6]


The Crusaders compete in the Southeast Iowa Superconference in the following sports:[7]

  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball
    • 2014 Class 1A State Champions[8]
  • Basketball
  • Track and Field
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Softball

Holy Trinity students can also compete in wrestling with Fort Madison, and bowling with Keokuk.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Holy Trinity Catholic Schools. Retrieved on September 16, 2018. "Our Schools Addresses and Phone Numbers Holy Trinity Early Childhood Center 2213 Avenue J Fort Madison, Iowa 52627" and "Holy Trinity Early Childhood Center 2040 Locust Street St. Paul, IA 52657" and "Holy Trinity Elementary School 413 Ave C West Point, IA 52656" and "Holy Trinity Junior/Senior High School 2600 Ave. A Fort Madison, IA 52627"
  2. ^ a b Klosterman, Celine (2010-12-15). "Holy Trinity Catholic Schools looking for new principal". The Catholic Messenger. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  3. ^ "Hallway To Change". Herald-Whig. 2005-03-03. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  4. ^ Spees, Megan (2013-09-26). "160 years later, Keokuk Catholic Schools still strong". Mississippi Valley Publishing (news site). Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  5. ^ Vanderberg, Chuck (2017-06-30). "Holy Trinity full speed ahead on high school renovations". Pen City Current. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  6. ^ "Breaking ground on 'Emerald City'". The Hawkeye. 2018-03-29. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  7. ^ "Southeast Iowa Superconference". Southeast Iowa Superconference. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  8. ^ "Holy Trinity Catholic". Iowa High School Sports. Retrieved 2020-09-05.