Keeping Students at the Center
The cornerstone of our teaching philosophy is student-led learning. Our teachers and coaches view themselves as guides and collaborators, not overseers. They are extremely thoughtful and knowledgeable professionals who care deeply about both content and process. They seek to challenge, inspire, encourage and stretch their students. They look for the “teachable moments” and capitalize on the opportunity to make deep connections and teach for understanding.
Trinity faculty continually research and evaluate curriculum and teaching practices to ensure the quality, relevance and effectiveness of all aspects of their work with students. They develop a “growth mindset” — a willingness to work hard, take risks, learn from mistakes and constantly seek improvement.
The 'Constructivist' Approach
Third-grade math teacher Marrisa Brody explains how Trinity makes education more exploratory and student‑centered.
In our Teacher Feature series, we get to know some of our fantastic faculty in just 60 seconds. Teachers answer questions that range from silly to serious. In this example, 8th grade English teacher Jeremy Freitas tells us what types of teachers he gravitated to as a student, his surprising skill, and what drew him to teach 8th grade.
Lower School (grades K–4) is a supportive and nurturing community. We carefully cultivate a sense of belonging so students can master social and emotional skills and find their voice. In Middle School (grades 5–8), teachers combine expert knowledge with a passion for educating young adolescents. They thoughtfully invest in the intellectual, social/emotional, aesthetic/creative, physical, and ethical development of each student as they guide, mentor, and coach.
Learn more about our curriculum.
A Support Team of Experts
First grade teacher Suzi Herrington talks about our specialists, subject matter experts who support our lead teachers and students. Specialists help us meet each child where they are, teaching to their individual strengths and struggles. We also build in time to address those needs with our Extensions program, an extra period of differentiated and blended learning in grades 1–3. Learn more about Extensions on the Lower School Curriculum Details page.
Faculty with Post-Grad Degrees
5% with doctorates
an integral support team keeps the ratio low
support literacy, math, technology, etc.
Male Teachers & Coaches
20% of all faculty