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Bright, young minds

thrive here.

flourish


Curiosity, creativity, and confidence

flourish here. The anticipation is palpable as soon as you enter Trinity’s gates. You will see it as your child runs into the School, unable to wait a moment longer to see his teachers and friends! How will she be inspired today? What discoveries will she share when you pick her up? The opportunities for her growth are endless here through play- and passion-based learning. Your child will feel safe, loved, and exhilarated to explore in Trinity’s nurturing and stimulating environment. He will remember more because all of his experiences have been designed around what is important in the life of a child. Trinity has everything a child age three through Sixth Grade needs to flourish. Founded in 1951, Trinity is a wellestablished thought leader in elementary education. Ask anyone who knows Trinity, and this is what you’ll hear: Start

at Trinity. Thrive for life.


100% focused

on the essential elementary years. We devote everything we have—expertise, facilities, resources—to helping your child flourish during his critical developmental years. Trinity’s unique and balanced approach to an elementary-only education allows your child to have the opportunity to savor her childhood while also acquiring a deep academic foundation and developing responsibility, leadership, and a strong sense of self. Your child will learn about himself, others, and the world around him. He has ample opportunity to follow his interests and find his passions. Child-directed investigation and discovery are balanced with teacher-led, targeted instruction that together build creativity, self-assurance, and problem-solving skills. Encouraged to use her imagination, discover new ideas and approaches, and experiment, your child will gain a lifelong love of learning, confidence in her abilities, and strategies to adapt to new situations and an ever-changing world.


Deep Learning is at the heart of what we do.

Trinity students aren’t afraid of academic challenge. In fact, they’re more likely to ask for an even tougher test of their wits. That’s because, throughout their Trinity Experience, they’ve developed their voice and a growth mindset. They embrace new experiences and ideas. They’re persistent and don’t let setbacks shake their confidence. And they’re willing to take risks, from experimenting in class and trying new technology to giving a speech before the whole school community. Now is the time for your child to acquire fundamental knowledge and develop healthy habits that are the essential building blocks of academic success in middle school and beyond. In every class, at every grade level, your child will gain understanding, hone self-regulation skills, make real-life connections, and learn to think deeply, explore freely, and express himself with confidence. He will develop strong habits of mind through creative and critical thinking and questioning. Identify real-world problems and design innovative solutions. Your child will gain deeper understanding by demonstrating what she knows in more than one way and applying what she knows in different situations.


Three

is the magic number.

It is the ideal age to start at Trinity. We serve three-year-olds through Sixth Graders by design. Research affirms our belief that this configuration best supports children’s growth and development. Our youngest students discover the joy of learning through play in a physical environment designed specifically to encourage their curiosity and imagination. An average student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1—4:1 for Early Learners—brings out our students’ very best. Our teachers are early childhood education experts – and experts in nurturing children. They know just how to help your child stretch and grow. And how to build confidence and celebrate where she shines.

Trinity Traditions During her study of shapes, your Early Learner will spend a week learning to speak like a swashbuckling pirate, be adventurous like a pirate, and finally dress as a pirate before finishing the unit with a campus-wide treasure hunt.


Your child will grow

Our Early Elementary Division, Early Learners (three-year-olds) through First Grade, is all about learning to love learning. Your child will run to her classroom, eager to start a new day at Trinity. She will be immersed in a language-rich learning environment, one with dedicated time to arts, music, movement, science, classroom responsibilities, public speaking, group discussions, and hands-on exploration and discovery. Your child is building a solid foundation for his future academic achievement as he masters the basics of literacy, numeracy, and Spanish or French. He will enjoy engineering and design puzzles, media center time, visiting authors and scientists, service learning projects, and an innovative physical education program. Your child will be in a constant state of inquiry and experimentation, emboldened by our safe and nurturing environment. When your child advances from the Early Elementary Division to the Upper Elementary Division, he moves forward with the knowledge that he has a voice in his learning and can achieve anything through hard work and dedication.

Trinity Traditions In Pre-K, your child will conduct a campus-wide search for the Gingerbread Man, becoming acquainted with all of the faces and places at Trinity. Your Kindergartner will pack her bags and take a “trip around the world,� then eagerly share news of her travels with you at a culminating celebration. In First Grade, she will celebrate the 101st day of school, deepening numeracy as one of the 101 Dalmatians.


Onward and

upward! Moving from the Early to Upper Elementary Division, Second through Sixth Grade, is a celebrated rite of passage as your child relocates upstairs. Over the next five years, your child will grow in confidence and competence as he is encouraged, challenged, and inspired. Your child will look forward to outdoor education trips, even more robust service learning opportunities, bigger public speaking and performance opportunities, and mentoring younger students. More will be expected from your child academically, and she will continue to enjoy a nurturing and empowering environment where she can freely express ideas and opinions and learn about impact and influence. Your child will begin to lead some of his parent-teacher conferences and report on his progress to you and his teacher. As your child matures, she will demonstrate the trademark qualities that Trinity students are known for: intelligence, expressiveness, passion, personality, inquisitiveness, and a whole lot of heart.

Trinity Traditions Your Second Grader will participate in Native American Trade Day, bartering for goods with other tribe members. In Third Grade, she will be a part of Trinity’s Living Museum, astounding not only you, but also the entire school community with her ability to take on a historic figure’s persona and confidently tell her story. During Wagon Train, your Fourth Grader will explore the life of a pioneer in the 1800s as he sets out on the Oregon Trail. In Fifth Grade, he will don an elaborate costume, sing, and dance during performances of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.


Sixth Grade

caps off your child’s Trinity Experience. Sixth Grade at Trinity is a truly unique culminating experience for your child. It is a year of stretching, growing, and advancing. Being at the top in Sixth Grade, your child is set up for a better middle school experience and more success in the coming years. At Trinity, she is a school leader. A star performer. A role model. She helps select the annual school theme, broadcasts her own TV segments, serves as a tour guide and school ambassador during Open Houses, and presents a multidisciplinary capstone project. Leading the School in Sixth Grade will have a lasting impact on your child’s educational journey.

Trinity Traditions Your Sixth Grade leader will perform in a specially adapted opera performance that has been a highlight of the Trinity Experience for 43 years.


Creating

memories that will last a lifetime. The School’s rich history began in 1951, and every year Trinity enhances its programming and best practices. At the same time, your child will enjoy

numerous traditions that reinforce the School’s identity, curriculum, and values, and more importantly, become some of his most beloved memories. Your child will race in specially designed pushcarts during the Pre-K Olympics and face off with the faculty during the Sixth Grade basketball game. He will care for newly hatched chicks and create working prototypes as part of a capstone experience. From harvesting vegetables in the school garden to field trips to the Georgia Aquarium, from paddling down the river during an outdoor education trip to building robots in the School’s makerspace, your child will fall in love with learning through unforgettable hands-on experiences. .


Cultivating character.

Morning Meeting. Class jobs. Our Buddy program and other mentoring opportunities. Service-learning projects. Values classes. Outdoor education trips. Character development is integrated into everything we do. That is how Trinity students learn empathy, compassion, responsibility, respect, and cooperation. It begins at age three, in our Early Learners program, when your child explores what it means to be a good neighbor and contribute to her community. By First Grade, your child is building teamwork skills as he goes off campus for a service-learning project. And by Sixth Grade, your child is a campus leader – and developing deeper connections beyond Trinity’s gates as a responsible, productive, and compassionate member of the greater community.


You are

an important member of our diverse community.

Our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion encompasses and celebrates multiculturalism, individual value, and a belief that difference is what makes our community unique. In 1963, Trinity School became the first racially integrated private independent school in Georgia. Today, we continue to make diversity, equity, and inclusion an ever-present, integrated part of the school day; to value the power of conversation and dialogue; and to embrace an attitude of continual growth and learning. Trinity is not just a school; it is a community in every sense of the word. Our parents are invested and appreciated. They are eager to serve in the multiple volunteer opportunities available. They support all students with their gifts of philanthropic support, which is demonstrated year after year by the more than 90 percent participation in the School’s annual fund (the national average is 65 percent). Here, you and your child are known and loved. From meeting other families at new family Popsicle parties to participating in parent education opportunities to volunteering in the Trinity Garden, you will make lifelong friendships and connections.

Spotlight on Art Nearly 200 parents enjoy volunteering annually for Trinity’s renowned Spotlight on Art, a series of art events that raises money for the School. Since 1982, the highlight has been an oncampus Artists Market that is the largest event of its kind in the southeastern United States.


Designed with children in mind.

The learning spaces at Trinity School are flexible, collaborative, and inviting in order to promote active and joyful engagement. The School’s 43-acre campus has 130,000 square feet of indoor learning space, all under the same roof. Older students interact with younger students, modeling appropriate behavior and building relationships across age groups. Your child will enjoy open classrooms filled with natural light, the Trinity Garden, natural playgrounds, and walking trails that wind through Discovery Woods. He will work with interactive technology in every classroom and learn the importance of digital citizenship, including access, literacy, and security. Your child will utilize design thinking in flexible spaces that allow for individual and collaborative learning. She will observe her creative movement in music rooms equipped with mirrored walls. Your child’s Trinity Experience will be enriched by World Languages classrooms, a photography darkroom, kilns, a design and makerspace, a state-of-the-art media center, and a multimedia studio.


Extended after-school

enrichment. Chess. Golf. Robotics. Acting. Violin. Your child can explore, discover, and grow with his classmates through structured activities and play during Trinity’s robust after-school program called Extended Programs. Whether your child’s school day ends at 12:30, 2, or 3 PM, Extended Programs offers a variety of possibilities designed to best meet the needs of your family. Led by Trinity Teachers, after-school staff, and experts from the community, Extended Programs has fun and challenging on-campus offerings that run through 6 PM. Whatever your child’s passions are, she can follow them in Extended Programs.


Bright. Funny. Speaks French. Played a lead in the Opera. Learning fashion design. This is no accident.

Every step of Dorian’s Trinity journey has been intentional. From three years old on, we’ve helped her deepen and expand the understanding that came before. Now, she has grown as a critical thinker, she has risen to intellectual challenges, and she has blossomed as a leader. Best of all, she knows herself as a learner; she’s well prepared for success in middle school and beyond.


Start at Trinity.

Thrive for life. Our students flourish at schools such as Westminster, Lovett, Pace, Woodward, and Holy Innocents’ and then go on to success in college and beyond. But the bonds they’ve formed at Trinity remain strong. As our alumni proudly say, “Once a Trinity child, always a Trinity child.”

“I started as a little girl with a bow in her hair, walking into a place bigger than I could imagine. A place that gave me so much hope, love, and confidence. A place that felt magical from the very beginning. I knew from the moment I walked into

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smiled a little brighter, laughed a little louder,

centered. Your child will be known personally.

walked with their heads held a little higher.”

Admission requirements vary by grade and

– Julia Jamieson ’16

are designed to assess his readiness for Trinity and potential to thrive in our program. Our top priority is to determine if Trinity is the right fit for your child and your family. And nothing compares to a visit on our campus. Join us for an Open House or take a personal tour. Talk with students and teachers. See classes and activities in action. All will give you a better idea of the excitement and energy that permeate Trinity. We look forward to meeting you on campus soon. Your Admissions Team, Brad, Elizabeth, and Sarah Morgan

“Trinity absolutely helped foster my career path. It

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set the academic and social foundation that has allowed me to succeed in middle school, high school, college, and now in corporate America. None of what I’m doing would be possible without it.”

Accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

- Michael Russell ’06 Member of the National Association of After graduating from Trinity, Michael went on

Independent Schools (NAIS), Georgia

to flourish at Westminster and U.V.A. He has

Independent School Association (GISA), and

launched his career, learning the ins and outs of the

Atlanta Area Association of Independent

professional sports industry at the NBA.

Schools (AAAIS).


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Trinity School creates a community of learners in a diverse and distinctly elementary-only environment, in which each child develops the knowledge, skills, and character to achieve his or her unique potential as a responsible, productive, and compassionate member of the school and greater community.

serving

age 3 – grade 6

65+

27% students of color

average studentteacher ratio

68

561

130,000

after-school offerings

years of implementing best practices in early childhood and elementary education

students who are known and empowered

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