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Thank you for your interest in learning about Trinity School!

We encourage you to attend one of our Tour and Information Sessions to see Trinity School in action and hear from our Head of School, teachers, parents, and students. If and/or when you’re ready to start the process, please review our Application Checklist and create an account to apply.

We look forward to getting to know your family and we hope you can visit our campus soon. If you would like to request additional information, please feel free to send us an email or give us a call at 919-402-8262, ext. 1504.

Meet our 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.

Karman Kent
Director of Enrollment Management

Lori Winters
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

Kelly Lipford
Enrollment Management Administrative Assistant

Learn more about our Holistic Review Process

As an ecumenical Christian school that welcomes families and students regardless of their religious faith, Trinity seeks families who are excited about our mission and who want to foster a love of learning in their children. We believe the best gains in education are made when school and home share a common educational philosophy and partner in encouraging exploration. 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.

Enrollment Management Mission Statement and Guiding Principles

We believe each child is a whole person, and the Trinity School Admission process is designed to give us insight into his or her intellectual, social, emotional, and physical dimensions. We attempt to balance the desires of the parent, the developmental readiness of the student, the dynamics of the classroom he or she would be entering, and the mission of Trinity School. To make wise admission decisions, Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill Admission Committees use years of collective teaching and early childhood experience to conduct a holistic review process for each individual child.

Guiding Principles

The Admission Committees draw from all application materials including classroom observations, proven assessment techniques (The Gesell developmental assessment for our youngest students and the ISEE/PSAT/PACT aptitude tests for older applicants), teacher references, parent and student questionnaires, and conversations with Division Heads and Trinity teachers. Due consideration is given to the class dynamics of the cohort for which a student is applying and alignment with Trinity’s rich and unhurried philosophy. While not every applicant is a good fit for Trinity School, each decision made by the Admission Committee is made with the student’s best interest at heart.

Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill admits qualified applicants of any race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, or sex, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, or sex, in administration of its educational and admissions policies, offers of flexible tuition, or execution of athletic or any other school administered program.