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Upper School Distinctives

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The teen years are a time of exciting intellectual, social, and spiritual growth. With clear, supportive boundaries, a rich and engaging school life, and knowledgeable teachers who care deeply for them, students truly can thrive.

Trinity’s Upper School offers a stimulating learning environment with high standards that prepares students well for college and beyond. Students will find here a great collection of college prep and honors classes that emphasize depth, inquiry, independent thinking, and eloquent expression, all within the framework of Christian faith and conviction.

In our Upper School community, our students enjoy lots of freedom, trust, and responsibility—it’s the best way, we think, to encourage their full and honorable investment in their Trinity experience. Our small classes allow students and faculty to work closely together, and there are many opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills, whether through Student Council, Robotics, our distinctive Service Learning and Leadership Program, Model UN Global Studies, or our many interscholastic sports teams.

College Acceptances

From places farther afield, like Stanford, Dartmouth, Wheaton, Samford, and Vanderbilt, to ones closer to home, like Elon, Duke, NC A&T, and UNC, Trinity's graduates go on to well-matched schools. From our first ten graduating classes (305 alumni), 12 seniors have been distinguished with full tuition, room and board scholarships: three Morehead-Cain Scholarships at the University of North Carolina; a Teaching Fellows Scholarship; a Faculty Scholarship at Whitworth University; a David Bittle Scholarship at Roanoke College; an ROTC Scholarship at Davidson College; a Trustee Scholarship at Loyola Marymount; and a U.S. Naval Academy appointment. Other accolades include six Division I athletic scholarships; 12 Governor’s School placements; National Merit commended, semi-finalist, and finalist scholarships; and over $12.5 million in merit awards. Ninety-eight percent of our graduates have matriculated to a four-year college or university.

Upper School Profile

Partnership with New Oasis International Program

Trinity admits a limited number of students from international countries for admission to grade 9. During the fall of 2017, Trinity welcomed three students from China. Interested students should contact Lori Winters in the Admission Office at 919-402-8262, ext 1504, or

New Oasis is an expert in the field, and they currently partner with more than 60 schools in the U.S. and serve over 400 students and their families. Trinity School is happy to be one of them!

Trinity partners with New Oasis which works to bridge the gaps between opportunity and success within international education, supporting at least two international students applying for grade 9 each year. They do this through industry-leading programs and partnerships, while building trust and fostering goodwill between the local community, international students, alumni, and their families.

New Oasis supports students navigating the admission process, arranges a host family, and monitors the home-stay experience. They also ensure the student is academically, culturally, and socially supported throughout their Upper School career at Trinity.