Core Curriculum

Now is the time for learning.

Our core curriculum is tailored to the age and individual to give each student the tools they need to gain authentic confidence, emotional intelligence, curiosity, and humanity. We teach at the highest academic standards, giving students a foundation for excellence. The program features exceptional teachers leading intimate classes where each child is known, and each child’s strengths and growth areas inform the program content.

Early Childhood Program

A foundation for life-long learning.

Teaching Methods

Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten teachers carry the Key Concepts to every teaching task choosing the appropriate teaching methods and resources to empower students. They teach Key Concepts in three critical ways:

Teacher-Child Interactions

Every teacher-child interaction is a learning opportunity. Grounded in respect, love, and trust, the child learns from the teacher and the teacher from the child.

Small Groups

Whether a circle time or a small group orchestrated by the teacher to attend to a particular kind of learning, children learn from each other and the teacher.

Project-Based Learning

In this dynamic and sometimes extended process, the teacher integrates the key concepts into the child’s spontaneous, day-to-day discoveries, interests, and questions. Teachers also provoke the children’s curiosity with unique and intriguing ideas. Each child’s experience, personality, knowledge, skills, and interests determine what, how, and even whether a child will learn from any given activity. The Trinity Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten programs provide the time, space, expertise, and guidance to prepare children for elementary school through an unhurried, child-centered set of experiences.

Key Concepts

List of 8 items.

  • Initiative and Social Relations

    Learn to be a learner.
  • Social and Emotional Development

    Learn to thrive in a group outside the family. Learn to know your feelings and talk about them.
  • Language and Literacy

    Learn how words stand for thoughts. Written words hold ideas we can share.
  • Mathematics Learning and Development

    Learn counting, shapes, volumes, and time. Then, use these ideas to learn about the world.
  • Communication Tools

    Share ideas in your many languages: words, structures, paintings, organized sounds, your moving body, and your ready imagination.
  • Movement, Music, and Healthy Lifestyles

    Use your body to move in significant and small, careful ways to do your best.
  • Science and Nature

    Learn how things work and why. Explore ideas that open new worlds.
  • Social Studies

    Learn who you are in relationship to others in your community, your world, and your history.

Elementary Program

Key Concepts

Our Trinity Basic 8

  1. Think: Delight in thinking to solve problems—different value perspectives.
  2. Read: Read fluently with understanding and pleasure. Expand your world.
  3. Write: Write to know what you think and why. Learn many forms of communication. Match message with the audience.
  4. Learn Languages: Of different cultures, art, music, and our bodies. Open yourself to expression.
  5. Reason Mathematically: Know basic math facts. Mentally manipulate numbers. Solve real problems.
  6. Know the Past: Know who and what came before you. Build on their good ideas. Avoid their mistakes.
  7. Think Scientifically: Explore the unknown. Learn to frame the next question. Pursue a logical response.
  8. Know Yourself: Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Treat others. Serve the common good. The Trinity School experience provides children with learning tools to be problem-solver, information managers, and productive team members. Trinity School prepares students to ask the following relevant questions about solving a given problem. This is how we train the curious mind in each child.