The Middle School curriculum offers students an engaging and developmentally appropriate educational experience as we balance the demands of a rigorous educational program with the needs of growing adolescents. Our curriculum and scheduling are based on leading research as well as proven best practices, creating a learning environment that is forward-thinking and evidence-based. We strategically space breaks throughout the day, and our advisory program is purposeful, guiding older students as they navigate a complex world and learn skills vital to their success beyond Trinity. We're deeply committed to supporting the development of our students as caring, respectful human beings as well as scholars.
I love the way we think about functions here — as a story. What story does this graph tell over time, over the X-axis? I just love the way we conceptualize most things here and turn it into the human version of what it is.
Kenny Chilton, Middle School Mathematics
Our 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. They work together on grade-level teams and in departments to bring their collective knowledge, experiences and expertise to benefit all our students. We want to inspire active learners who think critically across all disciplines, so Middle School emphasizes skills and attitudes that allow our students to express ideas effectively and solve problems independently and collaboratively. We create an environment where learning can be both serious and fun, and where students see learning as an inherently rewarding, lifelong process.
Faculty professional development is an integral part of our culture. We continually research and evaluate curricula and teaching practices in order to ensure the quality, relevance and effectiveness of all aspects of our work with students. We truly embrace a “growth mindset” — a willingness to work hard, take risks, learn from mistakes and constantly seek improvement.
In grades 5-6, students rotate through four courses on creativity and design which build experiences from Lower School. Starting in seventh grade, students can choose from 23 electives courses ranging from choir to journalism to robotics.
Students use motors, sensors and coding software to build robots that respond to light, touch, sound and movement.
Theater students learn how blocking helps the audience understand the deeper story. Plus, some fun warmup exercises!
Trinity students created this video for the Tornado News elective. These monthly "broadcasts" apply skills in photography, computer applications, proofreading, and various writing styles.
A Trinity student created this video for an elective that explores stories of people who struggled to overcome adversity and oppression. The elective is a partnership between Trinity and SEED, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to equity and diversity in education.
The Trinity Student
We honor each child's potential with high expectations, in every area of endeavor. We expect each to engage fully with the learning community — exerting wholehearted effort, taking appropriate risks, making necessary mistakes. We seek to foster in each student a lifelong love for learning and to prepare each for a lifetime of success and fulfillment. We aim to develop students who are good thinkers and good doers, fully prepared for the challenges of high school and the world beyond. To that end, Trinity faculty and staff use the following guideposts as they craft our school’s academic and extracurricular programs and policies.
Trinity students have a responsible and aspiring work ethic, understanding and appreciating the role of effort in academic success and fulfillment. They are critical thinkers and problem solvers, and they work effectively and efficiently as individuals and as team members. Trinity students communicate their ideas effectively and listen well to the ideas of others. They are empowered learners, well-equipped to meet the challenges of an ever more complex global society.
Trinity students feel a strong sense of connection to the school community. They practice dutiful citizenship and thoughtful leadership in daily activities, and they demonstrate pride in themselves and in the school. At Trinity, students show respect and caring for others in their community and demonstrate global awareness and concern.
Trinity students exemplify integrity, courage, confidence, resilience, empathy, responsibility and ethical awareness.
|Period No.||Period Name||Start Time||End Time|
|Lunch / Activity||12:21||1:06|