Middle School

8th grader speaks at Model UN conference

Grades 5–8

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.

Faculty

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.

Professional Development

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.

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Sample Schedule

Period No. Period Name Start Time End Time
1 Spanish

8:00

8:47
2 History 8:52 9:39
  Snack Break 9:39 9:49
  Chapel 9:54 10:14
  Advisory 10:17 10:37
3 English 10:42 11:29
4 Tech Theater 11:34 12:21
  Lunch / Activity 12:21 1:06
5 Algebra 1:11 1:58
6 Science 2:03 2:50
7 PE 2:55 3:40
  Carpool 3:45 4:00

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.

Students solve problems by graphing on windows
8th-Graders Walking to Class

Academic

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.

Social

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.

Personal

Trinity students exemplify integrity, courage, confidence, resilience, empathy, responsibility and ethical awareness.