Our Mission

We will nurture each child academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We will honor each child's spirit for learning and life, ever mindful that we are all children of God.

Our Philosophy & Approach

Our academic programs are rigorous, forward thinking and rooted in best practices, but that's just one part of the story. We believe education should be more than academic, and we're committed to nurturing the whole child — including social, physical, emotional and spiritual growth. We assess and understand each child’s strengths and needs, learning style, talents and interests, creating an environment of learning and discovery that is just right for developing well-rounded people who are engaged in their world.

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First day of school 2018


Core Values


Christian Foundation

Grounded in the Episcopal tradition, we foster each student's moral and ethical growth, inclusive of all faiths. daily Chapel connects our community with what is sacred, and our service learning ensures students learn to respect the dignity of every human being and to engage the challenges of life with compassion and understanding.

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Enriched Academic Excellence

Combining the Trinity tradition of thoughtfully implemented innovation and purposeful nurture, our exceptional faculty members engage each student in an enriched, developmentally appropriate (yet rigorous) academic program within a supportive learning environment.

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Diverse Community

We believe a diverse and inclusive community is essential to a well-rounded education that promotes intellectual curiosity, academic excellence and moral growth. For our children to be successful and productive citizens in our ever-changing world, they must learn to explore, understand and value others in a safe, nurturing and diverse environment.

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Commitment to Family

We encourage parents to take active roles in the life of our school. The sacred partnership between school and home enhances the experience of our students and strengthens our overall school community.

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Moms, dads, and couples talk about our strong academics, personalized attention to each child, and welcoming community.

Parent Stories

Building strong partnerships with parents is one of our four core values and crucial for our mission. We rely on parent involvement to nurture the whole child and deliver personalized instruction. In our Parent Stories series, Trinity parents talk about what they love most about our programs and community.

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Our Story

We opened in August 1999 with 13 pioneer first graders in a converted residence dubbed "The Blue House." Today, Trinity is a PK–8 school with more than 600 students students and more than 100 faculty and staff members. While the numbers and setting have changed dramatically, we remain true to our commitment of "Each Child, Each Day" and the four core values that guided founder Jane Hill.

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Trinity's inaugural class of 13 first graders in front of the original "Blue House"

Trinity's pioneer class of 13 first graders on the steps of the 'Blue House,' a converted residence near the University of Texas campus. We stayed at the Blue House for about a year and then moved temporarily to a church before moving to our current campus in spring 2001.



The Admission Process

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Interested in applying? Check out this go-to hub of resources and links for grades PK–8. We can't wait to meet you and show you the extraordinary opportunities that await your family!

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Lower School

Grades K–4

In Lower School we provide a supportive and nurturing community. We carefully cultivate a sense of belonging so students can master social and emotional skills and find their voice.

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Middle School

Grades 5–8

In Middle School our teachers combine expert knowledge with a passion for educating, guiding, mentoring, and coaching young adolescents.

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In our K8 Buddies program, we pair each kindergartner with an eighth grader to enjoy playdates and learning activities throughout the year. This mentorship program helps kindergartners feel more appreciated and connected to the school from the start, and it challenges our oldest students to develop as leaders and role models.

The K–8 Model

The K–8 model offers a great balance. It gives lower schoolers a nurturing learning environment and challenges middle schoolers to grow as leaders and role models. With their strong leadership skills — developed at a relatively young age — our eighth-grade students appeal to a wide variety of high schools.

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Campus & Facilities

Trinity Episcopal School is located on 24 wooded acres in Westlake Hills, just 5 miles from downtown Austin. Our Lower School academic buildings include a library, science labs and classrooms. Our Middle School building includes spacious science labs, a Collaborative Learning Center and state-of-the-art tech rooms.

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Take a walk around our campus to see the many different learning spaces, inside and out, and learn some interesting facts along the way.

Lower School boys playing basketball in the gym