Made in the image of our creator Father, we are blessed with the gifts of imagination, creativity, and innovation. Our Engineering Technology Department strives to harness these gifts, inspire the next generation, and cultivate a cohort adept in STEM fields.

Throughout each semester, students engage in structured activities tailored to address problems and ensure a valuable, practical application of skills.

The engineering design process frames students’ learning experiences and introduces them to industry-recognized standards where they apply engineering principles.


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Our state-of-the-art Arts & Engineering building stands as the nucleus of Trinity's STEM initiatives. This cutting-edge facility boasts dedicated spaces for computer-aided design (CAD), 3-D printers, CNC machines, laser cutters, various coding languages, and an extensive array of digital, woodworking, and machining tools. Empowered by these resources, students design and construct products and solutions, learning not only from their teachers but from each other.

Physics Forward

Starting with our “physics first” science curriculum, STEM students thrive in Trinity's Upper School. Students can graduate with five or more credits in science and in mathematics, take electives in engineering, computer science and programming, and participate in our FIRST Robotics program.

Our distinctive instructional approach revolves around dynamic and engaging hands-on activities that foster discovery and problem-solving to cultivate critical and creative thinking.

FIRST Robotics 

Trinity is proud to field several FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) teams each year to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge. Working together, students apply the engineering design process and their collective knowledge to design, build, and program robots that must perform specific tasks announced by the FIRST organization each September.

Having advanced to the World Championships several times, Trinity's Robotics teams are competitive and regularly receive distinctions in competitions.

Along the way, students learn about project management, engineering, programming, and public speaking while documenting the entire process. Our Arts and Engineering building has a dedicated Robotics lab for the team to design and build.

Research Opportunities

Trinity students regularly partner with professionals at both UNC and Duke to serve as summer interns or yearlong research and lab assistants.  Taking advantage of the universities in our area, Trinity seeks to connect our STEM-minded students to those in the community who help foster their love for learning and provide opportunities for them to apply their knowledge outside of the classroom.

Where Now?Explore the Upper School


  • Athletics

    Athletics extends our mission to the field, emphasizing character development, teamwork, and leadership through sports.

  • Arts

    Our Upper School Arts Program encouraging creative expression through visual arts, music, and theatre.

  • Student Support

    Trinity School's Upper School Student Support Services are dedicated to fostering a nurturing environment.

  • Results

    We celebrate our graduates' achievements, totaling over $18M in scholarships and accolades.

  • Academic

    Explore Trinity Upper School's inquiry-based curriculum, designed for the 21st-century learner.