Trinity Innovations

What Makes Trinity Unique Among Independent Schools

Service Learning

Student-Driven Social Activism:

Students generate ideas. Teachers help realize their projects. From concept to implementation, students apply critical thinking, academic skills, empathy, and follow through to social issues that real people face.

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  • What is STLT

    The Student-Teacher Leadership Team (STLT) consists of student representatives from Grades 2 to 5, supported by their teachers and the Service Learning Coordinator. Each grade leads a project, and the other grades support their leadership. They generate project ideas, research, and scope. In addition, STLT leaders create an educational background for the rest of the school through announcements and advertising about how everyone can be involved.
  • Penny Panic

    The Penny Panic, a student-run fundraiser in October, generates money for all the projects and Heart of Trinity awards. Students earn the money they donate by doing jobs at home. Good fun competition between classes starts each school day of Penny Panic week.
  • Heart of Trinity Awards

    Grade 5 students culminate their Trinity Service Learning experience by reflecting on problems and solutions in the world. They discuss past Service Learning projects and related organizations. Then, they choose five organizations that represent the core values at Trinity. Students write award letters to these organizations, explaining why they appreciate their work. Each organization receives the award letter, a Trinity School medallion, and $100 from the Penny Panic money. If available, organizations send a representative to receive the award in Chapel, speak to all students, and talk with Grade 5 students.
  • Alumni Grant Program

    We aspire for Trinity School alumni to grow into productive change-makers in the world. The Alumni Grant Program encourages alumni to submit a non-profit service project proposal to Grade 5 students, who will review and research the application with the potential of making a monetary grant to support the alum’s good work.


Trinity's Secret Sauce

The pedagogical and caring connection with your child. Teachers respect their child as a person and a class member. They use informal and formative assessments for diving into your learning styles, strengths, and growing edges. Healthy teacher-child ratios of 7:1 allow teachers to thoroughly know your child and use flexible teaching groups, whole class, and personalized instruction to engage and encourage your best learning.

Technology at Trinity

Technology leverages learning

Your child explores, creates, and uses 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. Tech tools help students acquire and extend skills and concepts across the curriculum. These tools and traditional learning tools form ways to explore and express thinking for students. Trinity teachers regularly attend professional development courses to deepen technology use and curricular creativity. Upper Campus students use iPads to work meaningfully and overtime on apps, documents, and projects. Teachers support students’ needs by differentiating tasks on apps and providing various digital tools to complete projects. Beginning in Grade 4, students bring their iPads home.

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  • Tools Available to Students

    • 1:1 iPads for Kindergarten – Grade 5 students
    • MacBook Cart
    • Chromebook Cart
    • SMART boards in all classrooms
    • Document Cameras
    • Green Screens and Movie-Making Equipment
  • Digital Curriculum

    • Ticket to Read – Phonics and Literacy program for grades K – 2.
    • Dreambox Math – Supplemental math program for students in grades K – 5
    • Spelling City – Spelling and vocabulary program for students in grades 2-5
    • WPP – Writing practice tool for students in grades 3 – 5
    • Edmodo – Blogging tool for students in grades 4 – 5
  • Students Will

    • Express their learning digitally
    • Blog to a larger audience
    • Engage with robots
    • Practice digital citizenship
    • Learn to keyboard
    • Create and edit movies
    • Collaborate with peers
    • Use Minecraft for prototyping
    • Search safely
    • Cite sources

How We Play

Because Recess is at the Heart of a Child’s Day

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  • Play Before School

    Students can run around and get the wiggles out with Mr. C. before school each day on the Sports Court.
  • Play-first-recess

    Mid-morning and mid-day students hit the playground, running to the Big Toy, the Sports Court, the Field, the Stage, and the Ball Court, where plenty of play equipment awaits them. Playing first and then enjoying their snacks, students eat better and socialize more calmly.
  • Play in Structured Recess Games

    Joining the game led by the PE teacher is a fun way to get into the group, where everyone can play and where an adult is helping students participate.
  • Play on the Nature Path

    Students can play and explore the beautiful nature path.
  • Play in the Library

    In the welcoming Library, your child can read, research, create small crafts, chat with friends, and more. Entrepreneurial plans for a Hula Rope Show, a crochet bracelet business, and more have hatched in the Library over recess.
  • Makerspace

    Build, take apart, explore, and make. Students create to their heart’s delight the Makerspace.
  • Science Room

    The Science Room’s open door at recess is a haven for the curious. Solar-powered cars, fish tank investigations, and more are student-led initiatives the Science Teacher supports and encourages.
  • Art Room

    The Science Room’s open door at recess is a haven for the curious. Solar-powered cars, fish tank investigations, and more are student-led initiatives the Science Teacher supports and encourages.