- When should I begin the application process?
The most common time to begin the application process is in the fall before the anticipated year of entry. Trinity usually begins receiving applications in November. Families are encouraged to begin the admission process well before the priority application deadline. For the 2013-2014 school year, the priority application deadline for transitional kindergarten–grade 1 is January 7, 2013, and for grades 2–12, the priority deadline is January 18, 2013. Beginning the admission process early allows families more time to get to know Trinity and helps us to complete the admission process in a timely fashion.
- Is there a birthday cut-off date for transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, or first grade?
Transitional kindergarten students must be five years old on or before December 31 of the school year for which they are applying.
Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before July 1 of the school year for which they are applying.
First grade students must be six years old on or before July 1 of the school year for which they are applying.
Trinity may also recommend the July 1 cut-off date for students applying to other grades, regardless of their current class placement.
- How does transitional kindergarten differ from kindergarten?
Trinity's transitional kindergarten provides a setting in which younger five-year-olds can thrive and have the gift of time to develop in accordance with their natural pace. Trinity admits children to this program who would benefit from more than one year of formal schooling before entering first grade. Therefore, Trinity's presumption is that transitional kindergarten students will move to kindergarten the following year. Students applying for transitional kindergarten must turn five before December 31, and those applying for kindergarten must turn five before July 1 of the year for which they are applying.
- What is Trinity's School's commitment to diversity?
Trinity School actively seeks to increase the ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of its student body. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability in its educational, admission, and financial assistance programs.
More than 80 local congregations of various denominations are represented in the student body at Trinity School. Trinity is not a "covenant" school that requires parents to be professing Christians. We welcome families and students from other faiths, as well as those from nonreligious backgrounds. All parents commit themselves to support the educational mission of the school.
View Trinity's Statement on Diversity
- How can I be involved as a parent?
The Trinity Parent Organization (TPO) supports the school community through involvement in a variety of projects and events. These include Teacher Appreciation Week, the rebate program, book fairs, and the hot lunch program. Parents also volunteer to read aloud in the classrooms, serve as room parents, and drive for field trips, among other volunteer activities. Trinity welcomes parents and community members to volunteer their time and talents at our school.
- Does Trinity offer after-school programs?
Trinity School hosts its own on-campus after-school program, Trinity Neighborhood, for Trinity students in transitional kindergarten through grade 5. After-school care is also offered for students in grades 6–8 through the Trinity Lions on Campus (TLC) program. Find out more about our after-school programs.
- What are Trinity's tuition rates?
2013–2014 Tuition Rates
*Transitional kindergarten and kindergarten tuition includes optional Lunch Bunch, which lasts until 1:00 p.m.
- Is financial aid available?
Yes. Trinity School welcomes new and returning families to apply for financial assistance. Application for financial aid is made through a third party's secure online server. Learn more about financial aid.
- What does it mean to be placed in the wait pool?
Due to high demand for placement and high re-enrollment rates at Trinity, qualified applicants may be placed in a wait pool. All students placed in a wait pool are deemed qualified for admission, should a place become available. The school does not rank applicants who are placed in the wait pool. Whenever a space becomes available, the school will offer admission to the candidate who is the best fit for that class.