Austin Trinity

An independent K-8 Episcopal day school five miles from the heart of Austin

Developing the Whole Child

    

A common question we hear from families who visit Trinity is, “What does it mean to be an ‘Episcopal’ school?”

The answer is not black and white, but is defined by what we see, and equally as powerful, what we don’t see.

Episcopal schools are communities whose missions integrate spiritual and human formation into all aspects of the educational experience. They were created to be models of God’s love and grace for people of all faiths and backgrounds.

At Trinity, our Episcopal identity is the foundation for all we do and who we are. From our mission and core values to our unwavering commitment to inclusivity, we are dedicated to developing the whole child – mind, body and spirit. Matters of faith and community are not boxed into Chapel or religion classes. Rather, an invisible grace is infused into all aspects of school life. 

Our Episcopal identity is evident day-in and day-out. Some elements are visible while others may not be immediately noticeable. 

Visible Elements of Episcopal Identity 

  • Daily Chapel with an emphasis on character education and spiritual growth.
  • Our chaplain is present as a teacher, preacher, model, and counselor for our entire school community – students, families, faculty and staff.
  • Celebration of beloved school traditions grounded in Christian liturgy (Christmas pageant, Maundy Thursday, Flowering of the Cross).
  • Celebration of many different faith traditions (Diwali, Hanukkah, Dia de los Muertos, and more).
  • Religion classes beginning in Middle School.
  • Integrated service learning program led by our Chaplain.
  • Summer service trip fostering deeper connections to the broader world.

Invisible Elements of Episcopal Identity   

  • A culture of active welcome, hospitality, and genuine inclusion.
  • Open and rigorous intellectual inquiry.
  • The cultivation of each child’s spirit and personal integrity.
  • A focus on forming a life, not just building a resume.
  • Intentionally strive to know and value all students and their families.
  • A meaningful commitment to social action and responsibility.

Trinity is an Independent Episcopal School accredited by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools and the National Association of Episcopal Schools.

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