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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, NC State,and UNC, Trinity's graduates go on to well-matched schools. From our first 14 graduating classes (490 alumni), seniors have been distinguished with 14 full tuition, room and board scholarships: four 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; US Naval Academy and US Air Force Academy appointments. Other accolades include seven Division I athletic scholarships; 18 Governor’s School placements; National Merit commended, semi-finalist, and finalist scholarships; and over $18 million in merit awards. Ninety-eight percent of our graduates have matriculated to a four-year college or university.

Upper School Profile

Lions Sharpen Lions (LSL)

LSL is a year-long academic elective designed to unleash your full potential by equipping you with study skills and strategies, self-advocacy and leadership skills, motivation, writing skills, and preparation for college. LSL is for students who have the determination but want support and training in other elements that contribute to success. Maybe you entered Trinity at a later point in your education; maybe you want a different kind of support than you already have; maybe you face obstacles or hardships that have gotten in the way. Committed to the power of team and determination, LSL is designed to help YOU reach your goals and achieve your dreams.