Trinity School welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds and provides an exemplary academic program for all its students in an environment that emphasizes social responsibility.
The Episcopal tradition on which Trinity is built places a high value on academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and encouraging students to ask questions about the world around them. Trinity School is a community of learners immersed in open inquiry, social responsibility, a sense of connectedness to something greater than ourselves, and an understanding of how we might contribute to the world's good through living. These values are reflected in the school’s high academic standards and service learning opportunities and in the way Trinity fosters a welcoming culture represented by inclusion and respect and an environment that helps children find their moral and ethical center.
The Episcopal tradition reminds us that children are more than their academic accomplishments. We believe in the good nature of each child and help children discover that just as they each possess unique gifts, so too does each life have meaning. Seeking the common good for society through the collective of individual journeys and stories is an essential component of our Episcopal work at Trinity School.
Trinity School has a long history of academic excellence. We believe in a substantive, differentiated educational program led by an expert faculty and with parents as partners. We believe that students must understand the subject matter in all content areas and that having a firm and confident grasp on ofeir knowledge can help bring about social change. An all-encompassing education will enable Trinity students to consider informed, individual action as a service to their community and beyond. Students, over time, begin to think in the plural – moving away from thinking of “I” in favor of “we.” Fueled by knowledge in the form of excellent academics, Trinity students serve as leaders in their connectedness to the world.
The Role of Chapel
Chapel is an integral part of school culture. Chapel services remind us of the spiritual dimension of life, and Chapel is a time for mindful reflection. This simple practice, rooted in mindfulness and the expression of appreciation and gratitude, builds community, respect, and connection—and students gain a profound sense of belonging. We do not seek to make students Episcopalians; instead, we strive to nurture a capacity for self-reflection and spiritual literacy. We believe spiritual literacy will be critical as children become citizens in the global village. Using various methodologies, students can explore and reflect upon their own and others’ spiritual and ethical traditions. An informed understanding of the traditions of the world’s great religions is crucial to quality education.