Welcome to Trinity
Welcome Prospective Families!
Director of Enrollment Management
We are pleased that you are interested in
learning about Trinity School. As a Christian school that welcomes families and students regardless of their religious faith, Trinity seeks families who are excited about our mission and who enjoy learning. We believe the best gains in education are made when school and home share a common educational philosophy and cooperate both in goals and in methods. This is why we attempt to give prospective parents a full understanding of who we are, what we believe, and what we do.
Each student comes to school as a whole person, and our process is designed to give us insight into his or her intellectual, social, emotional, and physical dimensions. The primary questions we ask about our younger students are, Will this student flourish here? Is this student ready for school? For which grade is this student ready? For our older students, we ask, Will this student be successful here, taking advantage of all that Trinity has to offer? How will this student enrich our community?
To make wise admission decisions, we attempt to balance the needs of the student, the needs of the entire school and class, and the concerns that you have as a parent. Thus, we take into account several types of input: parental insights and desires, teachers’ references, our own observations, age-appropriate assessments, and student feedback. Our youngest students are given developmental and behavioral assessments; for older students, we measure aptitude and achievement.
Please enjoy exploring our website. It provides a wonderful window into Trinity School. We also encourage you to attend one of our Tour and Information Sessions. Dates for these sessions will be announced in early June. If you are interested in the 2017–2018 school year, we welcome you to visit our campus this summer.
You may also request information. Please refer to our Apply to Trinity page for an overview of the admission process and to our Application Timeline page for application and enrollment deadlines.
We look forward to working with your family. Please contact us if you have any questions.
To request additional information, please email Kelly Lipford, Enrollment Management Administrative Assistant, or call 919-402-8262, ext. 1504.
Director of Enrollment Management
BA Psychology and Education, Wesleyan University
MS Early Childhood Development, Southern Connecticut State University
MA Private School Leadership,
Mrs. Spence served at various independent day and boarding schools in the capacities of director of development, director of admission, and assistant director of admission prior to becoming Trinity’s director of admission in 2008.
Our Admission Team
We understand that the search for the right school is a deeply personal and exciting experience. It’s a journey that often inspires important conversations about educational goals, priorities, philosophies, and values that must resonate on a personal level with you as a parent, with your child, and for your family.
Assistant Director of Advancement and Enrollment Management
BAA Journalism, Central Michigan University
Before joining Trinity's staff in 2014, Ms. Winters served as director of marketing and operations for Replay Photos, LLC; assistant sports information director at Duke University; and event coordinator for the North Carolina Planned Giving Council. She has also served as a volunteer and board member for the Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc.
Enrollment Management Administrative Assistant
BS Psychology, Chaminade University
Before coming to Trinity in 2013, Ms Lipford served as international programs coordinator at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. She has also served as an administrative assistant at the Navy Hale Keiki School of Honolulu.