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Trinity High School (Garfield Heights, Ohio)

Trinity High School is a private coeducational Roman Catholic college preparatory High School, located in Garfield Heights, Ohio, United States. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. It was started in 1926 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis.

Trinity High School
12425 Granger Road

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United States
Coordinates41°25′3.72″N 81°35′46.34″W / 41.4177000°N 81.5962056°W / 41.4177000; -81.5962056Coordinates: 41°25′3.72″N 81°35′46.34″W / 41.4177000°N 81.5962056°W / 41.4177000; -81.5962056
Former namesSt. Joseph Academy, Marymount High School
TypePrivate, coeducational
MottoServant Leaders, Critical Thinkers, Life-Long Learners
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic, Franciscan
OversightSisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis
PresidentSister Shawn Lee
PrincipalLinda Bacho[1]
Assistant PrincipalWilliam Svoboda
Enrollment345 (2018)
Color(s)Blue and white[1]         
Fight songWashington & Lee Swing
Athletics conferenceNorth Coast League[1]
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[2]

Trinity has a 26-acre (110,000 m2) campus that includes the main school building and several athletic fields. The school is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association.


On August 15, 1926, Archbishop Joseph Schrembs dedicated the new Saint Joseph Academy. It was an all-girls school located in the Marymount Convent in Garfield Heights, and opened with eight students. In 1932 enrollment had increased considerably, and the school was accepted into the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.[3]

In 1939, the school's name was changed to Marymount High School to avoid confusion with Saint Joseph Academy in Cleveland. In 1954, an increasing enrollment led the need for a new high school building, located just to the east of the convent. On September 5, 1957, 470 girls began classes at the new Marymount High School facility, which today serves as the main building of the Trinity campus. At the same time the Vincentian Sisters of Charity opened Lumen Cordium High School in Bedford, attracting nearby students who might otherwise have enrolled at Marymount. Marymount's enrollment began to decline.[3]

In 1973, the all-girl Marymount High School closed and re-opened as coeducational Trinity High School. The school enrolled 335 girls and 46 boys. Two years later the Byzantine Catholic High School in Parma closed, and a number of students transferred to Trinity.[3]


The students study a college-prep curriculum including Advanced Placement coursework in subjects such as English, Calculus, History, Spanish, Government and Art. Ninety-five percent of graduating seniors go onto colleges. The school has a Pre-Professional Internship Program helps students to decide on a major. Many of the internships focus on medicine, graphic design, and information technology.[4]

There is an emphasis on educational technology. Students have the opportunity to learn web page design, multimedia, high-end graphic design, and video production as part of the curriculum. Trinity's 26-acre (110,000 m2) campus includes the main school building and several athletic fields.


Trinity competes in the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the North Coast League. However, Trinity will be leaving the North Coast League to join the Chagrin Valley Conference for the 2019-20 school year.

State championshipsEdit

Ohio High School Athletic Association Championships:

OASSA Championship:


  • Academic clubs: Environmental Club, National Honor Society, Saint Anthony Society, Spanish Club
  • Athletic clubs: Danceline/Drill Team, Indoor Track, Wrestling Stats
  • Athletic teams: Baseball, Basketball, Boys golf, Boys soccer, Cheerleading, Cross country, Football, Girls soccer, Softball, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling
  • Fine Arts clubs: Art Club, Band, Choir, Drama, Music Ministers, THS News Crew, Yearbook
  • Leadership clubs: Ambassador Club, Class Officers, Instruments of Peace, SALT

Notable alumniEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  3. ^ a b c Riley, Patrick J., "The Courage Of Their Convictions", Tradition, 1998
  4. ^ Scali, Maria. "Trinity High School is a 'Cool School'", Fox8 Cleveland, December 12, 1013
  5. ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  6. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Football". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  7. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2009-06-07.
  8. ^ "Cheerleaders take states!". Retrieved 2015-04-07.

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