Archive: Head of School
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    We Stand With You: The Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander Community

    Dear Trinity Families, There are times when it’s difficult to know where to begin and end a message. This week’s murder of eight people, including six Asian women, doesn’t say freedom and equality in our nation of immigrants.  It says …

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    A Year of Grace and Learning

    A Year of Grace and Learning Last year, on Monday, March 9, we had just completed the daily lunch hockey game and there were groups of students preparing for Big Help Day. I remember coming back to my office and, …

  • Inspiring Action During the Holidays and Beyond
    Matt Allio
    Inspiring Action During the Holidays and Beyond

    Nearly every morning, I walk to Chapel with all of our students. I look forward to this time when we gather together and mindfully consider a range of topics – from concepts of patience, love, and tolerance, to stories from …

  • Crafting a Design Thinking Program
    Matt Allio
    Crafting a Design Thinking Program

    I’m thrilled that we’ve built Design Thinking into a full class this year at Trinity. Led by Alex Williams, our Design Thinking Instructor and Maker Space Coordinator, students are solidifying their ability to collaborate, experiment, accomplish – and, importantly – …

  • Trinity’s Greenhouse and the Giving Cycle
    Matt Allio
    Trinity’s Greenhouse and the Giving Cycle

    It’s late September, just a week away from the Trinity Annual Fund kickoff, and I’m standing in the doorway of our Upper Campus greenhouse with Ralph Ackermann, our Science and Garden teacher, and Jesus Jiminez, a hydroponics specialist. Tucked into …

  • Beyond Knowledge: St. Bede’s Missing Rainbow Flag
    Beyond Knowledge: St. Bede’s Missing Rainbow Flag

    Matt Allio, Head of School A few weeks ago, the rainbow flag that is prominently displayed at St. Bede’s Church, part of our Upper Campus, went missing. At article appeared in the Menlo Park Almanac where it was noted that …

  • A Pathway to Activism
    A Pathway to Activism

    Graduation 2019 At the Fifth Grade graduation this past June,  I asked two seemingly simple questions: What is your education used for? What does “status quo” mean? Many of the students – and even some of the families gathered together …

  • The Rhythm of the School Year: Celebration of Learning
    The Rhythm of the School Year: Celebration of Learning

    Next week, Celebration of Learning begins at Trinity. I wanted to take some time to share why it matters, and how it fits into the Trinity academic year. In my case, the school year is all I’ve ever known. I …

  • Matriculation and the Mind of a Fifth Grader
    Matt Allio
    Matriculation and the Mind of a Fifth Grader

    It’s March, and our fifth graders began receiving their middle school admissions decisions last Friday afternoon. It was a very strong admissions season for Trinity, and we are so proud of each and every one of our students. As I …

  • The Carnegie Hall Moment
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    The Carnegie Hall Moment

    Last Friday, I went to my first Trinity Talent Show. It can be easy, in the day-to-day, to see a Talent Show for what it is on the surface – a few hours of fun, of laughing, of a change …