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Trinity's Mission

Our School motto: "Challenging the Intellect, Nourishing the Spirit, Celebrating Community" articulates our mission. We apply the latest and best educational practices in our classrooms while also teaching care and respect for one another and our surroundings. We have fun celebrating both the traditions and new discoveries within our community and the world. Trinity helps to nurture a child's mind, body, and spirit through a fun and challenging program that offers the best in the academic disciplines, taught by a skillful, experienced, and loving faculty and staff.



Trinity Episcopal School's mission is to build confident, resilient upstanders on a foundation of academic excellence, moral responsibility, and faith who are prepared to make a positive difference in the world.

Trinity School Prayer

"O God, our heavenly father; who has given us your son Jesus Christ to be our friend and elder brother, Grant that we may continue in his friendship and do such things as will please Him. Bless us in our work and in our play. Make us gentle, generous, truthful,kind, and brave. Keep us in purity of heart, and let the life of our school go on from strength to strength and have its place and meaning in your Kingdom. All of this we ask through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

Trinity's Statement of Diversity & Inclusivity


In the fall of 2016, Trinity School reached an important milestone. The Board-appointed Diversity and Inclusion Committee finalized a new Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement for our School, a statement that has been approved by the Board of Trustees. It reads:
 
As a ministry of Trinity Episcopal Church, Trinity School's ethos is to respect the dignity of every human being and to ensure that all people who serve and will be well-served by the programs of our School are welcome in our community regardless of race, religion, background, gender or sexual identity. 
 
We believe that a learning environment that includes a wide diversity of viewpoints consistent with the School's mission is essential to a complete educational experience.
 
It is part of Trinity’s mission to actively build and support an inclusive environment in which all feel they are valued members of our community.
 
 
Like our School Mission Statement, this statement does not represent a departure from the values for which Trinity has stood for more than sixty years. Instead, it clarifies and indeed emphasizes the School's primary convictions since its founding. Specifically,
 
We believe a commitment to inclusion is fundamental to our identity as a Christian school attempting to live out the Gospel that accords all humans the respect a child of God deserves.

We believe we are a better school if ours is a diverse community.

We believe it is not enough to open the doors to a wide variety of people, we must also do the hard work of ensuring that our community is one in which a wide variety of people can feel comfortable.



The Four Commitments

 
  • TO FOCUS ON OUR MISSION – We will be intentional and articulate about how we are striving to achieve our Mission, advancing children toward our Portrait of the Graduate.

  • TO CREATE OPTIMAL CONDITIONS FOR LEARNING – We will offer a highly student-centric program, that is, one that is attuned to the individual student's experience and responsive to his or her needs.

  • TO ENHANCE PARTNERSHIPS WITH PARENTS THROUGH PERSONALIZED COMMUNICATION – We will proactively engage the parents as partners in our work and explore effective ways to communicate with them about the education and student experience at Trinity.

  • TO FOSTER A SCHOOL CULTURE OF KINDNESS AND COHESION – We will consistently model kindness and respect while building cohesion through meaningful collaboration between grade level teams and divisions.