Central to Our Mission

Nurturing the Whole Child

We are dedicated to developing the whole child — academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually. One of our core values is 'Christian Foundation.' Our school is built on it! It goes well beyond Chapel or religion classes. We weave it throughout school life. We're proudly Episcopalian. That means we are an inclusive and engaged community that celebrates and values all students and their families. Whether through daily Chapel, intentional service-learning opportunities, or celebrating and exploring different faith traditions throughout the year, our students gain understanding and grow stronger in their own faith.


 

Pastor Adam Varner
Chaplain

Craig Cannon
Assistant Chaplain

Chapel Every Day

Growing Spiritually, Strengthening Community

Chapel is an important part of our shared life at Trinity, gathering as a community each morning to reflect on what it means to be children of God, be good people, act in service to others, and live out our individual faith traditions. We come together to support one another, strengthen our community, and learn about and reflect on how we can become the people God calls us to be.

On our main campus we host one Chapel service for Lower School students in grades K–4 and another for Middle School students in grades 5–8. On the Blue House Preschool campus, our youngest learners attend chapel twice a week. About once a month, Lower and Middle Schools combine for a K–8 Chapel to honor important Christian holidays (e.g. Easter), celebrate different cultures (e.g. Diwali), or commemorate milestones of the school year.

Horizons students holding artwork

Opening Our Doors to the Broader Community

We have two partnerships where we offer our campus and resources to non-Trinity students. The Liberty Ukraine Foundation uses our campus to provide a space for Ukrainian families displaced by war. And during the summer, our Horizons program hosts over 100 students from under-resourced communities in Austin.

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Community Service

Putting Faith into Action

Through service to others, our students explore social justice issues and their role in the local and global community. They volunteer with our local food bank, team up with Mobile Loaves & Fishes to prepare and deliver meals, mentor underserved children and work hand-in-hand with urban and rural communities, schools, and orphanages during service-learning trips in the summer.

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Visible Elements of Our 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, Día 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 Our 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 résumé.
Intentionally strive to know and value all students and their families.
A meaningful commitment to social action and responsibility.
Pastor Adam Varner leads a Chapel Service

Trinity is an Independent Episcopal School accredited by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools and the National Association of Episcopal Schools. Trinity Episcopal School admits qualified students regardless of race, color, nationality, ethnicity, religion, physical disability, socioeconomic status, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, ethnicity, religion, physical disability, socioeconomic status, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation in the administration of any policies or programs generally accorded or made available to students at the school.