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Application Checklist

We are excited that you are considering applying to Trinity School. Look through the Application Checklist items below to see what supporting materials (teacher recommendations, transcripts, and/or testing information) you will need to submit in addition to your online application. We welcome you to contact us at the Admission Office at 919-402-8262 or if you have any questions.

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Interview and Campus Tour

We thank you for your interest in Trinity School and we encourage you to visit us on our beautiful and vibrant 22-acre campus. We host many Campus Tour and Information Sessions during the fall that include time with our headmaster, classroom visits, and a tour of our campus. We also give tours during the week by appointment. We invite you to set up an appointment with Jenifer Hofmann, our Director of Enrollment Management, to learn more about the excellent education that Trinity offers. Mrs. Hofmann may be reached at 919-402-8262, ext. 1503, or


Our application must be completed online. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the admissions office at 919-402-8262 or

If you don't already have a Trinity Veracross account, please click here to begin the application process.

If you are a current Trinity parent or employee, please click here, sign in, and select "Add new applicant."

Application Fees–to be submitted with your application:

  • $85 for applicants to grades TK–4
  • $65 for applicants to grades 5–12

Recommendation Letters

Please complete and submit a transcript release form to your child’s school. Two reference forms must be completed and returned to Trinity by the student’s current teachers.

Please click on the links below to download copies of the transcript and reference forms required for Trinity School admission applications. These forms must be submitted by the application deadlines to:
Trinity School Admission Office
4011 Pickett Road
Durham, NC 27705

Grades TK–6:
Transcript release form (transcripts are not required for TK/K)
Teacher reference form #1
Teacher reference form #2

Grades 7–12:
Transcript release form
English teacher reference form
Math teacher reference form

Admissions Testing

Students Applying for Grades 5–12
Register for and take the ISEE exam.
Applicants for grades 5–12 must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Parents sign up for the ISEE directly with the ISEE Operations Office and must register at least 21 days prior to the exam. To meet Trinity's priority deadline, the applicant must take the ISEE on or before February 10, 2018. Trinity School is an ISEE test administration site and will administer the exam on February 10. Other schools in the Triangle area, as well as cities throughout the US and abroad, also serve as ISEE test sites. Applicants can take the exam at any ISEE test site. Applicants may register for the ISEE by phone (1-800-446-0320), fax (1-919-682-5775), or internet (

Test preparation books are available on the ISEE website. Each book includes specific background information about the ISEE test and experience, sample questions, a full-length practice test, scoring information, and a section on understanding the Individual Student Report (ISR) that will be received after testing.

Flexible Tuition

A Trinity School education is an investment. We know that families make sacrifices to send their children to Trinity. Even with such sacrifices, some families are not able to afford a Trinity education. We are pleased to offer a flexible tuition rate for families who qualify. Flexible tuition is a need-based tuition arrangement similar to those used by many private schools, colleges, and universities. It allows families to apply for reduced tuition, in contrast to applying for a grant or award.

The flexible tuition program supports our commitment to making a Trinity education accessible to families from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. Approximately 25% of our current families pay tuition below the top of the rates. Every family’s financial situation is different. We invite those who believe that the full cost of a Trinity education would be unsustainable to apply for flexible tuition.

Tuition ranges for 2018–2019

  • Transitional Kindergarten–Kindergarten | $5,680–$11,360
  • Grades 1–5 | $7,940–$15,880
  • Grades 6–8 | $8,930–$17,860
  • Grades 9–12 | $10,775–$21,550

Flexible tuition rates are based on a need analysis that takes into account each family's unique financial circumstances. Flexible tuition is need-based. We determine each family’s contribution through objective information submitted through TADS, a third-party service, in much the same way as do other private schools, colleges, and universities.

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