Questions and Answers

Please find below answers to some of the common questions we get asked. If you’re still not finding the answer you need, we hope you’ll reach out to us directly 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

When is the application deadline?

January 20, 2017

Whom do I contact with questions?
How much is the application fee?

The application fee is $100.

 

Is tuition assistance available?

Yes. The deadline to submit a tuition assistance application is February 24, 2017.

Click here to learn more about Tuition Assistance.

What are the age and readiness requirements for Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten?

 

All students must meet the age requirements below and be continent.

  • Preschool: Must be age 3 by December 1st.
  • Transitional Kindergarten: Must be age 4 by September 1st.
  • Kindergarten: Must be age 5 by September 1st.
Do you offer tours year-round?

Yes, contact Marie Campbell, Admission Director, to arrange a tour (admission@trinity-mp.org)

When are decision letters mailed?

Lower Campus: March 7, 2017

Upper Campus: March 15, 2017

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 twenty 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?

Yes. Lower Campus is for Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten

  • 330 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA

Upper Campus is for Kindergarten through Grade 5

  • 2650 Sand Hill Rd., 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
  • Math Olympics – a cross grade partnership to tackle real world math challenges in teams
  • Service Learning –  The Student Teacher Leadership Team (STLT) 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, School Foodies.

School Foodies

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
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 age and readiness requirements for Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten?

All students must meet the age requirements below and be continent.

  • Preschool: Must be 3 by December 1st.
  • Transitional Kindergarten: Must be 4 by September 1st.
  • Kindergarten: Must be 5 by September 1st.
What are the program hours?

Program hours are from 7:30 to 6:00 pm.

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.

Click here for more information on Trinity Camps

Is the schedule flexible?

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

Is lunch provided?

Morning snack is provided, however, lunch is not.