Holy Trinity Academy & Preschool opened its doors in the fall of 2003. It was the last of several sister schools to open in Northeast Ohio, whom had launched in 2000 under a parent organization named the Orthodox Christian Schools of Northeast Ohio (OCS-NEO). Unfortunately due to poor enrollment, those ministries began to fail. By early 2008, HTOCA was the last surviving school. It was announced at a parent meeting that HTOCA would also close, and the OCS-NEO would also dissolve. The school board and staff were to all retire by the end of the school year.
However, those parents understood that not only did HTOCA far exceed other schools in academic success, but it also brought them together as a family, and was very special to them. With this understanding, they worked tirelessly to somehow continue the mission. Left with little more than the rented space, school books and desks, these parents volunteered to reincorporate HTOCA as a new Ohio non-profit corporation, reacquire a school charter, become a non-profit 501(c)3, and hire a new certified staff… and succeeded.