Head of School


Almost 100 years ago, an enterprising New Orleans woman named Edith Aiken opened her heart and her home to some children from Uptown and the Garden District to offer them an educational foundation unlike any other available at that time. Combining her passions for literature, song, and the dramatic arts, Miss Aiken fashioned a program that helped her students to find their voices, discover and develop their talents, and cultivate the habits of mind that would lead to success wherever their lives would lead.

Forty years later, in 1960, Trinity Episcopal Church brought Miss Aiken's Little School for Little Children to its current location on Jackson Avenue, careful to maintain the commitment to personally care for each child, nurturing them in their individuality in a safe, loving community that is so much more than just a place of academic excellence. Every high school in the city and many across the nation seek our graduates -- not only because of their exceptional academic preparation, but also because they arrive in high school with habits of diligence, perseverance, and self-advocacy.

Although Trinity Episcopal School has grown since its earliest days to a learning community of almost 500 students beginning at age 18 months in our Les Enfants Program through Grade Eight, we continue to be a school where relationships are paramount, where growth takes place in myriad ways both intellectual and personal, and where each child is empowered to become the best person he or she can be.

We invite you to investigate our website and come to know our school. Learn how our core values -- Gentle, Generous, Truthful, Kind, and Brave - speak of our dedication to nurturing good people, not merely good students. Discover how our commitment to children no older than Grade Eight helps our students grow up in an environment somewhat shielded from the pressures and temptations of high school and the world beyond. Explore how starting our days together in chapel serves to unite our purpose toward a perspective larger than self and expand the spirit while valuing and celebrating the variety of religious traditions present in our community.

If you are seeking a safe, caring, and challenging environment where your child can grow in mind, body, and soul, please contact our admissions office for a personal tour and conversation about what Trinity can offer your family. There is nothing like being on campus to experience the warmth and joy of our community and the stimulating opportunities enjoyed by our students every day.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any question. We look forward to expanding the dialogue between our family and yours.

With warmest wishes,

The Rev. E. Gary Taylor
Head of School