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Trinit Y Challenging Minds Changing Lives ◆

TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL

Challenging Minds Changing Lives ◆

1700 East Trinity Boulevard | Montgomery, Alabama 36106 | 334.213.2100 www.trinitywildcats.com


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Our Mission: “To glorify

God by providing for

students the highest quality

college preparatory

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education, training them

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life view, thus enabling

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in the biblical world and

them to serve God in spirit,

mind and body.�


We: Discover the brilliance within each child. Surround him/her with a strong family atmosphere. Show him/her how to excel in more than one arena. Create a nurturing environment in each classroom. Encourage students to strive for excellence. Emphasize Christ-like character above all else. Build leaders who possess mental, physical, and spiritual strength.

Academics @ TPS TPS Trinity is Montgomery’s foremost educational institution binding academic excellence with Christian perspective. Providing a challenging college-preparatory education, Trinity offers a rigorous academic program, committed educators, outstanding athletics, and a nurturing family environment. One hundred percent of Trinity graduates are accepted in post-secondary institutions, with many attending some of the finest colleges in the nation; such as, Furman, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Rhodes, Auburn, and Alabama. Alumni often come back to tell us that they thrived in college because of their years at Trinity. At Trinity, we hire master educators who use technology as a tool to enhance teaching and learning. The one-to-one relationship is between the student and teacher, and when it comes to technology, we are more than one-to-one. Students and teachers at every level utilize state-of-the-art computer labs, laptop carts, iPads, SmartBoards, and other tools. Teachers thoughtfully and strategically incorporate technology into the

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classroom in ways that create prepared, confident citizens.

However, we are more than just one-to-one in technology. We believe Trinity students’ primary relationship should be with their teachers. So, like everything else at Trinity,

our approach to academics is a little different. We have created an environment where

students work hard and love the work they do. As a result of the strong teacher-student partnership, students learn to take risks. Ask questions. Think critically.

We focus on the little things so that our students can achieve the big things. Small

classes encourage students to get involved. Learning works best when teachers and students are engaged in the process. Our teachers have the patience and insight to uncover the abilities of every student, so our students have the support they need to discover their greatest strengths.

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TPS Fine Arts @ TPS Few things compare to the feeling of a standing ovation. Just ask our students. Our ideal size allows every student to participate in visual and performing arts. Our theatre department produces a full-scale musical each spring with a cast of more than 100 Upper School students. Our art students win major state and national awards in the arts and are often exhibited at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Trinity’s Show Choir and band students perform locally as well as throughout the state each year. And a 2012 Trinity graduate was the only Forensics Academic All-American from the state of Alabama. Trinity’s intense commitment to our students’ cultural development is readily apparent by state-of-the-art areas for dance, choral, instrumental, Visual Arts and speech. Trinity is the only independent school in Montgomery that offers a full-time dance program. The Fine Arts facility also features a full array of sound, video and lighting equipment for high-quality stage productions. Exposure to music and song begins at the earliest ages with the Kindergarten Christmas Play. Expression through vocal and instrumental music extends through middle and upper school in formal Choral and Band performances. Trinity offers a superior, multi-faceted band program that provides a variety of musical and performance opportunities. The award-winning Wildcat Pride Marching Band performs at pep rallies, football and basketball games and is complemented by the Wildcat Twirlers. The Middle School Concert Band and the Symphonic Band allow students to increase their proficiency through rehearsing and performing concert band literature. Additionally, Trinity has a fifth grade band, the first of its kind in the city. The arts are not just for the serious thespian or artist at Trinity. Every student is encouraged to explore new skills and try their hand on stage, on canvas, behind a lens or at the potter’s wheel. Whether expression comes out on stage, in art class or through an instrument, every student is rewarded for taking risks and stretching his or her talents.

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Courses Offered: Drawing & Design

Photography

Theatre

Concert Choir

Show Choir

Exploratory Art

Dance Ensemble (Levels I-V)

AP Studio Art

Advanced Art

Set Design

Painting

Sculpture/Mixed Media

Marching Band

Symphonic Band

Middle School Concert Band

Music Technology


Trinity has won 21 AHSAA state championships, most recently the 2012 3A State Baseball Championship and the 2012 3A Cross Country State Champion. Trinity varsity football has made 14 consecutive appearances in post-season playoffs. Over 84% of students in grades 7-12 compete in at least one sport at Trinity. Trinity 2012 graduate, Sarah Kathryn Portis, was named 2012 Jimmy Hitchcock Award Recipient. Trinity football players have been named The Advertiser’s Player of the Year for the last 3 years.

TPS Athletics @ TPS The Athletic Program at Trinity is designed to provide opportunities for competitive athletics while enriching the total educational experience of each student-athlete. From the Lower School to the Upper School, opportunities are available for boys and girls to reach their potential through performance, to further their experiences in teamwork, physical well-being, and positive citizenship. Trinity fields 36 interscholastic sport teams, including football, volleyball, basketball, tennis, baseball, softball, golf, soccer, track and cross country. Trinity’s awardwinning cheerleaders and dance team are champions themselves, successfully competing in state and regional competitions. Over 84% of our students partcipate in at least one sport. We consistently produce championship teams and All-State athletes. Our players are recruited by colleges, and our graduates have gone on to play for teams ranging from NCAA Division I schools to the LPGA.

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Trinity teams participate in age-appropriate strength and conditioning to give them the tools necessary to succeed. Trinity ahletes practice and compete on some of the area’s finest fields and indoor facilities. A 3,000-seat football stadium, two regulation gyms, beautifully manicured football/soccer, baseball and softball fields, a fully-equipped weight room, tennis courts give our student athletes the fullest opportunity to reach their maximum potential. A large concession area, with an adjacent terrace, enhances the food and fellowship that are such an integral part of Trinity sports. Friday night football games always feature a standing-room-only crowd, the smell of hamburgers on the grill and unbridled enthusiasm. Trinity’s skilled coaching staff has built a reputation for excellence and integrity. The coaches work to instill in each student athlete a desire to excel, both on and off the field/court.

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TPS School Life @ TPS

Kingdom Keepers

Kingdom Keepers is a program that was

conceived in 2011; and was designed to build relationships across grade levels.

One world, one school, one family! Students from K4 to 12th grade regularly interact with one another, be it in pep rallies or in the classroom. Trinity’s one-

Fifth graders are partnered with kindergarten students at the beginning of the

year and they meet in the library two to

campus atmosphere allows older students to encourage and mentor younger

three times a month for activities. The

students. Whether it’s a varsity athlete high-fiving a first grader in the hallway

station”, which enables the students to

or a fifth grader reading with a kindergartener, school life at Trinity is one of nurturing family. Lower school students often lovingly refer to upper school students as “the giants.”

library is also home to a “communication correspond by mail on a weekly basis.

This program allows kindergarten students to build relationships with upper classmen and carry these relationships throughout their career at Trinity and beyond.

The Trinity experience is not your typical school environment. Our students and faculty have done a great job fading, if not dissolving, stereotypical divisions. At Trinity, you can be an outstanding student, an accomplished athlete, and a talented artist or performer all wrapped into one. The school grounds and

ool Life classrooms are safe and secure. We offer a nurturing environment where the focus is always on learning.

Among the great traditions of Trinity is the vitality of our parental support. Frequently, one will hear references to the “Trinity family.” While a widely

used phrase in the world of education, at Trinity the word “family” is a hallmark. Parent volunteer organizations provide abundant opportunities to join the ranks

and lend an all-important hand in the day-to-day operation of the school.

Parents play a central role by partnering with teachers to create a caring and

cohesive environment where children can achieve their fullest potential both academically and spiritually. Parents also play a role in serving the school

through prayer, classroom support, field trips, lunch program, special events,

and a variety of other activities.

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Alabama Dance Theatre

Alabama Department of Archives & History Alabama Nature Center at Lanark

Alabama Shakespeare Festival Alabama State Capitol NASA Space Camp Camp Chandler Camp Cosby

Desoto Caverns Park

Dauphin Island Sea Lab France

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Plant

Italy

McWane Science Center

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

TPS Activities @ TPS With the development of the total person at the core of our philosophy, Trinity School believes it is essential to offer students a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities through which they might find and develop their personal gifts and talents. A diverse selection of clubs, organizations, honoraries, and class trips provide Trinity students the opportunity to grow, learn, lead others and work together for a common goal. Students inspired by specific academic studies can supplement their classroom experiences through organizations such as Science Club, Key Club, Youth Legislature, FCA, SGA, various language clubs, and Yearbook. In an effort to recognize and encourage academic excellence in its students, Trinity recognizes a

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number of clubs and organizations: National Honor Society, National Junior

Washington D.C.

Academic competition is available through participation in the Trinity Academic

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Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and French, Latin, and Spanish honor societies.

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Competition Team (TACT) program. TACT members participate in a number of competitions including Scholars’ Bowl, Enviro Bowl, and Science Olympiad. Preparation for successful high school academic competitions begins with a

variety of learning experiences for Trinity’s lower school students. Among the many exciting competitions available to them are Wordmasters Competition for grade five, the Science Olympiad and the Montgomery Area Christmas Essay Contest.

Class trips offer unique opportunities to experience learning outside of the classroom. The Foreign Language Department provides the opportunity for travel study abroad for all students. Each trip, whether it’s abroad or down the street, is carefully and consciously designed to provide students with a safe, rewarding and positive

experience, and one which expands their horizons. These trips provide practical experiences and hands-on education that augment material studied in class.

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Trinity Service Projects:

American Cancer Society

Serving others is paramount at Trinity. We understand that we were commanded “to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (I Peter 4:10). From the first day of Lower School to the last day of Upper School, we focus on putting others first. We see the impact of this effort not only in how students present themselves, but also in their respect and support for others.

Camp Chandler

Child Evangelism Fellowship Children’s Center

Family Sunshine Center Frazer Clothes Closet

Habitat for Humanity House to House

Service learning is more than community service or volunteerism; done properly, it links education to service and service to learning. At Trinity, service is viewed as an integral component of a student’s education. That’s why, although we only require 40 hours of service in the Upper School, our students often clock 100 hours or more in our program.

From Lower School to Upper School, students explore service in three ways:

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March of Dimes

Montgomery Area Food Bank

Montgomery Humane Society Operation Christmas Child Salvation Army

Service developing awareness of the impact and meaning of service, learning about the needs and resources that meet those needs with the Montgomery community, and participating in outreach activities through our community partnerships. One of our greatest accomplishments at Trinity is when a student realizes

that they can create their own ideas and solutions that truly make a difference in the world.

As students grow through service contributions, they also learn to appreciate each member of the Trinity community. Our ideal size creates a sense of belonging that can come only from a caring, nurturing environment. To be at Trinity is to belong at Trinity. And it is not just our students who belong. Our community includes

the whole family, so we encourage parents to get involved at Trinity as well.

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900 students in K4-12th grade

19:1 student:teacher ratio

51% boys & 49% girls

TPS Campus @ TPS

119 faculty and staff

40% faculty with advanced degrees 32 acre campus

3 buildings containing 45 classrooms 2 library/media centers 3 art studios

2 choral studios band room

dance studio

fine arts hall

3 computer labs 2 gymnasiums

Trinity School opened in a local church in 1970 with 200 students and 15 instructors. Today, the multi-million dollar facility serves over 900 students, and covers 32 acres with 186,147 square feet under roof. Because of our family centered focus, Trinity has grown on a single site to keep siblings, family friends and faculty in close proximity to one another. One valuable outgrowth of the single campus is the appreciation and respect our younger students develop for their upper class role models.

6 tennis courts

3000-seat football & soccer stadium baseball stadium softball stadium

practice fields

Fine facilities are of little value without the teaching expertise necessary to use them effectively. Trinity School is proud of the outstanding instruction that our highly qualified teaching and administrative staff offers. Our team of more than 119 faculty and staff members possess a variety of gifts and talents;

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more than half of our teachers have earned advanced degrees. The small

classroom size not only provides for more individual attention for each student, but it also allows teachers to develop warm and caring relationships with each young person. An attitude of genuine concern and caring for each individual is a Trinity hallmark.

The teachers at Trinity have a well-developed sense of community. We believe

that each child is each adult’s responsibility, and every teacher on campus, from K4 through the 12th grade, appreciates that obligation. The coaches, for exam-

ple, who guide our varsity sports teams also teach Lower School physical education and classroom teachers coach sports teams as well. That is the degree to which all teachers at Trinity are invested in your child’s success.

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Trinit Y Challenging Minds Changing Lives ◆

TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL

Challenging Minds Changing Lives ◆

1700 East Trinity Boulevard | Montgomery, Alabama 36106 | 334.213.2100 www.trinitywildcats.com


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