Our History

Holy Trinity College, located in the beautiful city of Mar del Plata, was founded in 1989 as one of the bilingual schools in Argentina.
The school boasts a Bilingual Kindergarten, Primary School, and Secondary School. Its integrated curriculum in English and Spanish allows students to prepare for international exams, including: PET and IGSCE from the University of Cambridge, oral exams from Trinity College in London, and finally, in the last two senior years, the IB, or International Baccalaureate, Diploma.

Holy Trinity’s athletic programs represent an important part of student life. Students participate in hockey, rugby, track and field, and swimming, and compete in national and international tournaments.
Holy Trinity College provides an excellent environment for an international exchange program. The school has well-established links with the United States, Canada, England, South Africa, New Zealand, and almost all countries in Latin America through the LAHC. It seeks to spread cultural awareness and worldwide understanding through student interaction.
1989—The Foundation: Calle Güemes and Primera Junta
Holy Trinity College was born out of a group of parents who sought a first class education for their children. These parents wanted to create a college that combined the values of a traditional education with the modern tools of today’s technology. In its first year, the college, together with its fifty original students, was able to establish itself as a true bilingual school. Since its creation, it has been entrusted to Our Lady of Schoenstatt and follows the directions of the Apostolic Movement of Schoenstatt in the formation of its students.

1990—Permanent Settlement of the College in Villa Alzaga
The natural growth of matriculation and excellent proposed institutional plan determined the search for a bigger building that could house the new students. On March 12 classes were initiated in the building used today: Villa Alzaga Unzué, tripling the amount of students from the year before. Monsignor Rómulo García, Bishop of Mar del Plata, blessed the College and declared it the Catholic College of the Mar del Plata Diocese.

1991—Opening of the Primary School with two classes of first grade, one of second grade, and one of third grade.

1992—Completion of Primary School
The Primary School is completed up to 7th grade.

1993—Opening of the Secondary School
The first P.E.T. (Preliminary English Test—Cambridge University) international exams are taken. The College inaugurated expansion works.

1994—Exchanges with Bilingual Schools begin
The Computer and Robotics Department is inaugurated. TRINITY CLUB is founded at the Polo Club, Camet.

1995—First IGCSE international exams
For the first time in Mar del Plata the IGSCE international exams from Cambridge University are taken.

1996—First Graduating Class from Fifth Year

1997—Authorization of the International Baccalaureate Organization of Holy Trinity as the first International Baccalaureate School in Mar del Plata

1998—First International Baccalaureate degrees

1999—First Bilingual Diplomas from the International Baccalaureate and authorization of the Bilingual Polimodal from Law 592/99

2001—Authorization of E.G.B. and Polimodal as Bilingual Colleges from Law 591/01

Characteristics of the College

Holy Trinity College is a bilingual school without subsidy from any government, national, or foreign organization. It has three officially recognized school levels:

• Kindergarten—DIPREGEP Nº 5407
• E.G.B.—DIPREGEP Nº 2994
• Polimodal—DIPREGEP Nº 3625

The school offers a medium for the productive growth of students, providing a wide range of knowledge that prepares them to confront future challenges and show self restraint, and support for becoming happy and supportive human beings. Holy Trinity College is distinguished by the integration of foreign students into the national teaching programs, teaching them to respect and value their own identities while at the same time incorporating them into the knowledge of the national Argentine culture.

The motto of the College, “Qui laborat orat”, he who works prays, is inspired by the celebrated phrase of the Benedictine Order, ORAT ET LABORAT. The idea of offering a daily effort in the academic, social, and personal is the engine that runs all of the members of the college. The professors and students work as a team with the goal of achieving the best results possible for the group, but always with the aspiration of developing their individual potential fully.
El lema del Colegio, Qui laborat orat, quien trabaja reza, está inspirado en la célebre frase de la orden benedictina ORAT ET LABORAT. La idea de ofrecer el esfuerzo diario en lo académico, lo social y lo personal es el motor que guía a todos los integrantes del colegio. El trabajo en equipo de profesores y alumnos tiene como meta el lograr los mejores resultados posibles, pero por sobre todas las cosas, aspira a desarrollar a pleno sus potenciales.