Athletics at Trinity
Trinity Episcopal School is a founding member of the New Orleans Athletic League which is the premier middle school athletic league in the Greater New Orleans area. Eighteen independent, catholic, and charter schools compete in over 14 sports. Trinity Middle School students have the opportunity to participate in the following sports: cross country, flag football, swimming, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, golf, lacrosse tennis, track and field, and softball.
At Trinity, we believe athletics provides an avenue to teach students about character, discipline, teamwork, and the benefits of a healthy body. Athletics also allows students to experience the challenges and celebrations of competition. Our athletics program enables students the tools needed to acquire leadership skills on and off the playing field that serve them well into adulthood. Whether in the classroom or on the athletic field, we support and encourage our students to reflect the Trinity tradition of always displaying sportsmanlike behavior consistent with being an upstander.
We welcome and encourage students, parents and the Trinity parents to show their support for our Titans! Please come cheer us on! To download the Athletics Calendar, please click here. You can show your Titan pride with items from the Trinity Parents' Group Titans Locker or our Titan Spirit Store.
The Ripley Family Turf Field & Stormwater Management System
Trinity’s excellent extracurricular activities are part of what distinguishes it from other schools in New Orleans and encourages students to remain physically active. Trinity’s field provides crucial recreational and athletic space for many of these experiences, from daily recess to the annual Trinity Olympics to interscholastic lacrosse contests. In August 2021, construction began on a new 60-yard-wide x 30-yard-wide soccer, lacrosse, and all-purpose synthetic turf field in place of the old grass athletic field on Trinity's campus. The athletic field was turned 90 degrees from its current orientation, and expanded to provide more opportunities for hosting athletic competitions on campus.
It was resurfaced to include new, artificial turf, which allows for the field to be used during rainy weather, minimizing downtime and accommodating additional practice and recreational time for students. It also provides a highly functional space for Church and School events that will welcome visitors from the greater community to campus.
On January 6, 2023, the Capital Campaign Committee, along with the entire Trinity Church and School community, was delighted to honor the Ripley Family with a field dedication and blessing as a thanks for their generous donation to name the new field.
We encourage our coaches to push their teams to achieve success both on and off the field. We also value the importance of offering a place on a team for every student who desires to compete in a sport, while also supporting the elite athlete who may aspire to play at the high school level.
Because of the no-cut policy, over 93% of Middle School students are involved in at least one competitive sport. Though this no-cut policy requires an added investment in facilities, coaching staff, and equipment, it pays huge dividends for students, teams, and school spirit. Students receive the character-building, teammate bonds, and physical well-being that come with meaningful team sports participation. Coaches experience more student-athletes trying out for their sport and thereby the opportunity to grow their program. School spirit receives a boost when more students are involved in athletics because they are more likely to cheer on their classmates in other sports.