Bright, young minds
Curiosity, creativity, and confidence
flourish here. The anticipation is palpable as soon as you enter Trinityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 he be inspired today? What discoveries will he share when you pick him up? The opportunities for his growth are endless here through play- and passion-based learning. Your child will feel safe, loved, and exhilarated to explore in Trinityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nurturing, inclusive, and stimulating environment. She will remember more because all her experiences have been designed around what is important in the life of a child. Trinity provides high-quality, multi-sensory, differentiated learning and everything a child age three through Sixth Grade needs to flourish. Founded in 1951, Trinity is an established thought leader in elementary education. Ask anyone who knows Trinity, and this is what you will hear:
Start at Trinity. Thrive for life.
on the essential elementary years. We devote everything we haveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;expertise, facilities, resourcesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; to helping your child flourish during her critical developmental years. Trinityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique and balanced approach to an elementaryonly 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 teacherled, 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 testing theories in science class to giving a speech before the entire school. 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 herself with confidence. He will develop strong habits of mind through creative and critical thinking and questioning. Identify realworld problems and design innovative solutions. Your child will gain deeper understanding by demonstrating what he knows in more than one way and applying what he knows in different situations.
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. Small class sizes and a 7:1 average student-to-teacher ratio—5:1 in our Early Learners and Pre-K grades—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 his 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 languagerich learning environment, one with dedicated time to arts, music, movement, science, classroom responsibilities, public speaking, group discussions, and handson exploration and discovery. Your child is building a solid foundation for her future academic achievement as she masters the fundamentals 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, inclusive, 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 campuswide search for the Gingerbread Man, becoming acquainted with all the faces and places at Trinity. Your Kindergartner will pack his bags and take a â&#x20AC;&#x153;trip around the world,â&#x20AC;? then eagerly share news of his travels with you at a culminating celebration. In First Grade, she will deepen her numeracy as one of the 101 Dalmatians on the 101st day of school and dress up as her favorite animal and present her research during the annual Zoo Exhibit.
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 tell her story confidently. 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.
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.
caps off your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 since 1977.
memories that will last a lifetime. The Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uniqueness, 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 in Kindergarten and create working prototypes as part of a capstone experience. From harvesting vegetables in the Trinity Garden to field trips to the Georgia Aquarium, from paddling down the river during an outdoor education trip to building robots in the Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s makerspace, your child will fall in love with learning through unforgettable hands-on experiences. .
Morning Meeting. Class jobs. 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. Cultivating character 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. In First Grade, your child is building teamwork skills as he goes off campus for a service-learning project. By Sixth Grade, your child is a campus leader, developing deeper connections beyond Trinityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gates as a responsible, productive, and compassionate member of the greater community.
Spotlight on Art Nearly 200 parents enjoy volunteering annually for Trinityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s renowned Spotlight on Art, a series of art events that raises money for the School. Since 1982, the highlight has been an on-campus Artists Market that is the largest event of its kind in the southeastern United States.
an important part of our diverse community. Our culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion encompasses and celebrates multiculturalism, individual value, and a belief that difference makes our community stronger. 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. We develop in each and every student a strong sense of self and identity and a sincere care and concern for others; we value the power of conversation and dialogue; and we 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 Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.
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 Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.
enrichment. Chess. Yoga. 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 and experts from the community, Extended Programs has fun and challenging oncampus offerings that run through 6 PM. Whatever your child’s passions are, she can follow them in Extended Programs.
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
“Trinity absolutely helped foster my career path, instilling
a place bigger than I could imagine. A place that gave
a mindset that made me an entrepreneur. I believe having
me so much hope, love, and confidence. A place that felt
hands-on learning experiences from an early age helped
magical from the very beginning. I knew from the moment
me develop an attitude of creative exploration that led to
I walked into Lovett which students were the Trinity kids.
finding solutions for some of the world’s largest problems.
They smiled a little brighter, laughed a little louder, walked
This creative atmosphere has helped me question the
with their heads held a little higher.”
status quo of how things work and is at the foundation of – Julia Jamieson ’16
what has brought me joy in life.” – Ross Baird ’97 Founder and CEO of Blueprint Local, a venture that aims to become the premier platform for people to invest in their communities, Ross is also the founder of Village Capital, a pioneering venture capital firm that supports entrepreneurs worldwide. He authored the best-selling book The Innovation Blind Spot, is a Venture Partner with Access Ventures, and is an Innovator-inResidence with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Ross serves on the University of Virginia Alumni Association’s Board of Managers as well as the boards of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership and Village Capital. He has a MPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a BA from
“Trinity absolutely helped foster my career path. It 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.” - Michael Russell ’06 After graduating from Trinity, Michael went on to flourish at Westminster and U.V.A. He has launched his career, learning the ins and outs of the professional sports industry at the NBA.
the University of Virginia, where he was a Truman Scholar and a Jefferson Scholar.
yourself. The Trinity Admissions process is child centered. Your child will be known personally. Admission requirements vary by grade and are designed to assess your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 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. Nothing compares to a visit on our campus. If available, 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 also have virtual tour options available. We look forward to getting to know you and your child soon! Your Admissions Team, Brad, Lauren, and Sarah Morgan 404-231-8118 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity School does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or family composition in the administration of our admission and educational policies, in the extension of financial assistance, or other school-administered programs. Trinity School is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), and Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS).
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