Welcome from the Admissions Department at Trinity School! 

Thank you for your interest in learning more about our community where each child is known and celebrated.   During these unprecedented times, we have shifted our admissions process to virtual information sessions and socially distanced campus tours on weekends.  Additionally, I am always available for individual discussions and tours to meet each family’s schedule.   You can sign up for the virtual tours through our online application system,

Ravenna Online Applications and you can contact me directly for individual times and dates.

We are still accepting applications for in-person and distance learning opportunities for the 2020-2021 school year. Our  Early Childhood Program has been open for in-person instruction since August 26th and has a small distance learning class too. Our elementary campus returned for in-person learning on September 30th while still offering distance learning for approximately 10% of our community.  Whichever option you choose, we remain committed to a child-centered and focused environment for learning.

We look forward to welcoming you to one or both of our expansive and nature-focused campuses. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, I am here to help you find your next school!

 

Kirk Gossman

Director of Admissions and Matriculation

admission@trinity-mp.org

650-854-0288 x 107

Application Steps
  • Preschool
  • Transitional Kindergarten
  • Kindergarten
  • Grades 1-5

Preschool

Age Requirement: Ages 3-4. Children should be three years old by December 1st.

 

  • 1
    Schedule a Tour (Lower Campus)

    When you attend a tour of our Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten classrooms, you will hear teachers present our philosophy of guiding and teaching three and four year olds. You will observe morning circle and choice time, and see the wonderful Chapel, classroom and outdoor spaces where we learn and teach.

    Schedule a Tour
  • 2
    Submit an Application
    Complete our online application through Ravenna, a web-based application service. Through your Ravenna account, you will be able to check the status of your application. Make sure to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admission season as this will be your primary email contact with our school.
    Online Application
  • 3
    Attend a Playgroup (PS & TK)

    After you submit your application, we will contact you to set up a playgroup for your child. All Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten playgroups are held on a Saturday at our Lower Campus from 10:00 – 11:00 am.

     

  • 4
    Student Evaluation From Previous School

    Within Ravenna, our online application service, you will send a secure Teacher Evaluation form to your child’s current/ prior school.  

Transitional Kindergarten

Age Requirement:  Ages 4-5.  Children should be four years old by September 1.

  • 1
    Schedule a Tour (Lower Campus)

    When you attend a tour of our Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten classrooms, you will hear teachers present our philosophy of guiding and teaching three and four year olds. You will observe morning circle and choice time, and see the wonderful Chapel, classroom and outdoor spaces where we learn and teach.

    Schedule a Tour
  • 2
    Submit an Application
    Complete our online application through Ravenna, a web-based application service. Through your Ravenna account, you will be able to check the status of your application. Make sure to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admission season as this will be your primary email contact with our school.
    Online Application
  • 3
    Attend a Playgroup (PS & TK)

    After you submit your application, we will contact you to set up a playgroup for your child. All Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten playgroups are held on a Saturday at our Lower Campus from 10:00 – 11:00 am.

     

  • 4
    Student Evaluation With Trinity Teacher

    After receiving the completed application, the Admission Office will schedule with you a one-on-one evaluation of your Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten applicant. This informal evaluation serves as a way for us to understand where your child is with regard to small and gross motor skills, language and number concepts as well as visual and auditory processing skills.

  • 5
    Student Evaluation From Previous School

    Within Ravenna, our online application service, you will send a secure Teacher Evaluation form to your child’s current/ prior school.  

Kindergarten

Age Requirement: Children applying for Kindergarten must turn five by September 1.

  • 1
    Schedule an Elementary School Tour (Upper Campus)

    Touring Kindergarten through Grade 5 you’ll experience the student community in Chapel. Then you’ll observe engaging learning and teaching across the grades and visit learning studios designed for art, science, music Spanish, Making, and Library. The micro-environments of the outdoor spaces will make you wish you were in school.

    Schedule a Tour
  • 2
    Submit an Application
    Complete our online application through Ravenna, a web-based application service. Through your Ravenna account, you will be able to check the status of your application. Make sure to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admission season as this will be your primary email contact with our school.
    Online Application
  • 3
    Attend a Playgroup (K)

    Your child will participate in a 45-minute playgroup at our Upper Campus, led by our teachers. After receiving the completed application, the Admission Office will contact you to schedule this playgroup.

  • 4
    Student Evaluation With Trinity Teacher

    After receiving the completed application, the Admission Office will schedule with you a one-on-one evaluation of your Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten applicant. This informal evaluation serves as a way for us to understand where your child is with regard to small and gross motor skills, language and number concepts as well as visual and auditory processing skills.

  • 5
    Student Evaluation From Previous School

    Within Ravenna, our online application service, you will send a secure Teacher Evaluation form to your child’s current/ prior school.  

Grades 1-5

  • 1
    Schedule an Elementary School Tour (Upper Campus)

    Touring Kindergarten through Grade 5 you’ll experience the student community in Chapel. Then you’ll observe engaging learning and teaching across the grades and visit learning studios designed for art, science, music Spanish, Making, and Library. The micro-environments of the outdoor spaces will make you wish you were in school.

    Schedule a Tour
  • 2
    Submit an Application
    Complete our online application through Ravenna, a web-based application service. Through your Ravenna account, you will be able to check the status of your application. Make sure to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admission season as this will be your primary email contact with our school.
    Online Application
  • 3
    Student Evaluation & Shadow Visit

    Grade 1 to 5 applicants visit for one day. They experience school life in a peer classroom and have a one-on-one evaluation with a Trinity School teacher. After receiving the completed application, the Admission Office will contact you to schedule this visit.

  • 4
    Student Evaluation From Previous School

    Within Ravenna, our online application service, you will send a secure Teacher Evaluation form to your child’s current/ prior school.  

  • Important Dates

    January 15, 2021
    Application Deadline

    February 26, 2021
    Tuition Assistance Application Deadline

    March 8, 2021
    Transitional Kindergarten and Preschool Decisions Mailed

    March 16, 2021
    Transitional Kindergarten and Preschool Contracts and Deposits Due

    March 17, 2021
    Kindergarten – Grade 5 Decisions Mailed

    March 25, 2021
    Kindergarten – Grade 5 Contracts and Deposits Due

     

  • Forms & Documents
    Key Dates and Admissions Checklist Trinity Handbook
  • Admissions Office

    Admission Hours
    School Days 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Summer Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

    2650 Sand Hill Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Current Family

I am so glad we found Trinity - it has been such a wonderful experience for our family. They are a little gem in Silicon Valley, and so many families and kids just love being part of the Trinity community. We are in touch with many current and past families, and they still feel so connected to the school and the friends they made there. It's a testament to the strength and quality of the education and faculty team, the kind and inclusive community, and a small school setting where each child is known and matters.

Current Family