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Institutional Equity

Trinity School actively seeks a student body that is diverse ethnically, culturally, and economically. More than 85 local congregations of various denominations are represented in the student body at Trinity School. Trinity does not require 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.

From its start in 1995, Trinity has aspired to be a richly diverse school that welcomes all who value a high-quality education within a thoughtful, ecumenical framework of Christian faith and conviction. Today, we provide for our students a strong college-preparatory program with robust elective and cocurricular offerings, including visual art, music, drama, robotics, clubs, and athletics.

Pilgrimage Upper School Winterim

One of our January 2020 Winterim courses featured “The Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope," an immersive program developed by DurhamCares in collaboration with Duke Divinity School's Center for Reconciliation. Sixteen students in grades 9–12 discovered how their spiritual journey connected to the place where they lived, through a transformative experience connecting Durham's story, the student's story, and God's story. Over seven days, they heard the stories of key leaders and community organizers in Durham, visited the Hayti Heritage Center, toured the Stagville Plantation, created blessing bags for people experiencing homelessness, and learned about gun violence through artistic expression. They then processed their own experiences through artwork, breakout group discussions, and a focus on social justice. Over meals, students engaged with challenging questions of history, identity, and community.

Multicultural Read-A-Thon

During the months of January through March 2020, members of the Trinity Community and Triangle community leaders came together to read multicultural books, representing diverse populations, to Trinity students. The selected storytime books had characters of different ethnic backgrounds and were featured and displayed in the Trinity School Library for these three months.

ReNew Partnerships Training


ReNew Partnerships is a Christian organization committed to helping institutions grow in their ability to bring the Gospel to bear on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This training specifically addresses the issues of race and class at personal and systemic levels. All faculty and staff participate in this training on an ongoing basis.

Honoring the Life and Legacy of MLK

Every year on MLK Day of Service, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and support a great cause by serving as a Book Harvest Dream Big on MLK Day sponsor. We desire to be a part of the movement to guarantee that every child has equal access to books. We challenge our families, faculty, and staff to donate at least 300 children’s books that reflect the diversity and beauty of our community. Our Upper School Chapel features an MLK panel to reflect on the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. King.

Shaun Satterfield

Director of Institutional Equity

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Spencer Dicks

  • Middle School Institutional Equity Co-Leader
  • Middle School and Upper School History Teacher
  • Humanities Department Chair

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Johanna Steis

  • Lower School Institutional Equity Co-leader
  • 5th Grade Teacher

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Trinity School's Student Demographics

  • European American: 64.81%
  • No Ethnicity Listed or Other: 10.95%
  • Multiracial American: 8.62%
  • African American: 7.36%
  • Latino/Hispanic American: 4.49%
  • Asian American: 2.69%
  • International: 0.72%
  • Native American: 0.18%

Trinity School's Faculty & Staff Demographics

  • European American: 91.3%
  • BIPOC: 8.7%