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Trinity Catholic High School History
Hutchinson, Kansas, the county seat for Reno County, has a population of 42,000 people. Hutchinson is located in Central Kansas near the intersections of three major highways: U.S. 50, K-96, and K-61. Interstate-35 is 30 miles to the east and Hutchinson is within 50 miles of Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. Trinity Catholic is located in the Eastern part of the city on the corner of Lorraine and 17th Street.
Trinity is a private/parochial junior and senior high school providing Catholic educational opportunities for students residing in Hutchinson and surrounding areas. These students come to Trinity from one general attendance center, Holy Cross Catholic Grade School. Today the school has a total enrollment of 260+ students and is a member of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita which consists of a total of 37 schools. The professional teaching staff consists of 19 faculty members and 13 staff members.
Trinity is accredited by the Kansas State Board of Education and is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association. Hutchinson Catholic Schools exist to fulfill the teaching missions of the area Catholic Parishes and of parents by guiding each student in acquiring knowledge of the Catholic faith, achieving academic excellence, and practicing Christian service. The three main parishes that service Trinity are: Holy Cross Catholic Church, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. The original physical facility for Trinity Catholic Jr/Sr High School was built in 1966 on 18 acres and now consists of 27 classrooms, auditorium (250 capacity), gymnasium (900 capacity), two commons area (120 capacity each), library (55 capacity), kitchen, and administrative offices.