Questions and Answers

Please find answers below to some commonly asked questions. We hope you’ll reach out to us directly if you have any further questions, so we can help clarify or point you in the right direction.

How do I apply?

Visit our “How to Apply” page. You will find the steps required for the specific grade level(s) your family will be applying to.

How to Apply

Who do I contact with questions?
Is tuition assistance available?

Yes. The deadline to submit a tuition assistance application is February 25, 2022.

Click here to learn more about Tuition Assistance.

Do you offer tours year-round?

Yes, contact Kirk Gossman, Director of Admission and Matriculation, to arrange a tour (

What is the average class size?

The average class size is sixteen to eighteen at the Lower Campus. Twenty-two is the maximum per grade at the Upper Campus with an average class size of sixteen to eighteen students.

What is the religious affiliation of the school?

We honor the traditions of the Episcopal Church.

Click here to read more on Spiritual Life at Trinity.

Do students wear uniforms?

Yes, Trinity students wear uniforms purchased through Dennis Uniform and the Trinity Uni-cycle program.

Visit the Trinity School Dennis Uniform page.

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Does Trinity have more than one campus?

Lower Campus is for Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten

  • 330 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA

Upper Campus is for Kindergarten through Grade 5

  • 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA
How can parents be involved?

We have volunteer opportunities a plenty throughout the year. Some of the ways we invite parents to participate are:

  • Library
  • Chaperoning Field Trips
  • Other Trinity Annual Events

Read more about those opportunities here. 

What opportunities do students have to work in mixed age groups?

Throughout the year, classrooms partner together for collaborative learning opportunities.

Some examples include:

  • Reading Buddies – older students partner with younger students to read and celebrate books together
  • Design Thinking Day – a school wide day dedicated to a Human-Centered Design Challenge
  • Service Learning –  The Student Leadership Team consists of student representatives from Grades 2 to 5. The team and their adult supporters generate project ideas, research, and scope project parameters.



How does Trinity use technology in the classroom?

Students explore, create, and use a variety of applications and web tools to help them communicate ideas more richly. Teachers use technology to amplify teaching and learning practices such as higher-order thinking, creativity, and knowledge construction.

For additional Trinity Innovations click here.

What does daily Chapel look like?

All students gather in Chapel with their class to start the school day. In community, your child hears stories from the Old and New Testaments as well as values and traditions from faiths represented by families in the School. Students contribute to conversations about these stories to gain a vocabulary and a space for embracing their spiritual selves.

Songs, prayers, birthday celebrations, skits, and student announcements lift a student’s voice within the caring community of children and adults. Friday skits feature Grades 3 – 5 as they enact a dramatic rendition of one of the week’s Chapel stories.

Read more here. 

Is lunch provided?

No. Students bring their lunches from home or order lunch from our school lunch provider, Taste Nutrition.


What after school programs do you offer?

Visit our Enrichment Express page for the current offerings.

Previous opportunities have included:

  • Drama
  • Art
  • Flag Football
  • Coding
  • Carpentry
What is Trinity’s non-discrimination policy?

Trinity School is committed to creating an inclusive, equitable, and empathetic community that welcomes, embraces, and respects each individual. We recognize the interconnectedness of all people and the contributions of all individuals, including those of different ability, gender, age, culture, ethnicity, race, family composition, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background.

Trinity School does not discriminate on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race, ethnic origin, religious, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid programs, and other school-administered programs. We are committed to maintaining a community in which a diverse population can grow and develop in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and mutual respect for the rights of each individual.

Bess Kennedy, Parent, Board Member

"When we moved from San Francisco, we looked for a preschool program that celebrated diversity, embraced discovery, and encouraged inquiry. Trinity’s embrace of the whole child, the teachers’ incredible ability to make every child feel well known and cared for, and the seamless way they incorporate the children’s passions and questions into their evolving curriculum never ceases to amaze me."

Bess Kennedy, Parent, Board Member
What are the program hours?

Program hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Is the program open year-round?

Our preschool/ transitional kindergarten program runs from August – June. We offer a six-week summer program for preschool – rising kindergarteners.

The summer program is open to all students who meet the age requirements. It is an excellent way to experience our program.


Is the schedule flexible?

As a five-day program, pick-up and drop-off is flexible between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. each day.

Is lunch provided?

Morning snack is provided, however, lunch is not.