Trinity School welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds, and provides an exemplary academic program for all of its students in an environment that emphasizes social responsibility.
The Episcopal tradition on which Trinity is built places a high value on academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and encouraging students to ask questions about the world around them. Trinity School is a community of learners immersed in open inquiry, social responsibility, a sense of connectedness to something greater than ourselves, and an understanding of how we might contribute to the good of the world through the way we live. These values are clearly reflected in the school’s high academic standards and service learning opportunities, as well as in the way Trinity fosters a welcoming culture represented by inclusion and respect and an environment that helps children find their moral and ethical center.
The Episcopal tradition reminds us that children are more than their academic accomplishments. We believe in the good nature of each child, and help children discover that just as they each possess unique gifts, so too does each life have meaning. Seeking the common good for society, through the collective of individual journeys and stories, is an essential component of our Episcopal work at Trinity School.
Trinity School has a long history of academic excellence. We believe in a substantive, differentiated academic program, led by an expert faculty, and with parents as partners. We believe that students must understand subject matter in all content areas, and that by having a firm and confident grasp on their knowledge, they can help bring about social change. An all-encompassing education will enable Trinity students to consider informed, individual action as a service to their community and beyond. Students, over time, begin to think in the plural – moving away from thinking of “I” in favor of “we.” Fueled by knowledge in the form of excellent academics, Trinity students serve as leaders in their connectedness to the world.
The Role of Chapel
Chapel is an important part of school culture. Chapel services remind us of the spiritual dimension of life, and Chapel is a time for mindful reflection. This simple practice, rooted in mindfulness and the expression of appreciation and gratitude, builds community, respect, and connection—and students gain a profound sense of belonging. We do not seek to make students Episcopalians, but rather, we seek to nurture a capacity for self-reflection and spiritual literacy. We believe that spiritual literacy will be important as children become citizens in the global village. Using a variety of methodologies, students have the opportunity to explore and reflect upon their own and others’ spiritual and ethical traditions. An informed understanding of the traditions of the world’s great religions is a crucial part of a quality education.