• Grades: K-8
• School Leadership:
Tom Franz, Head of School
Phil Colaco, Board of Trustees Chair
• Location: First Ward Garden District Uptown Charlotte, NC
• Founded: 2000
• Operating Budget: $7.24million
• Tuition [15-16]: $15,950 [K-5] $17,650 [6-8]
• Financial Aid: $1.38 Million to more than 25% of students
• Accreditation: SACS/Southern Association of Independent Schools & Colleges
Trinity’s Episcopal roots allow all of us to deliver on our unique mission everyday. The heart of an Episcopal education includes being a place where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. Just as Christ embraced and accepted all God’s children, we celebrate the uniqueness of every member of our community and believe a diverse environment makes all of us better citizens with an ability to navigate and thrive in our diverse world.
Our teachers love school too. Our talented, diverse and dedicated group of educators engage each student in ways that develop his or her creative problem solving, critical thinking and collaborative skills. Trinity teachers know each student’s strengths and challenges, and the teachers differentiate to help each child reach his or her full potential intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Few schools in the country do service learning as exceptionally as Trinity Episcopal School in Charlotte. The combination of engaging children in authentic activities with a year-long partnership at each grade level and building relationships through service every other week helps students build a greater understanding in academic areas and develops a spirit of empathy and appreciation for human beings as creations of a loving God.
Trinity is a place of honor and integrity. Our Honor Code sets high expectations for each of us. In addition to a commitment to personal integrity, not lying, cheating or stealing, our values include individual responsibility, teamwork, respect, kindness, consideration and empathy.
Our K-8 identity is a real advantage. Having worked in K-12 schools with three separate divisions for most of my career, I see first-hand the difference a K-8 school makes in creating a close community of learners. It allows us to easily build relationships across grade levels and encourages our middle school students to be role models and leaders. Not only have I noticed the profound impact a K-8 has on our school community, educational research has shown that students demonstrate fewer behavioral problems and higher academic achievement than students enrolled in middle schools.
We like to say that Trinity has the longest hallways in Charlotte, as our campus community extends into the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Each day you will see our students and teachers walking to and engaging with community organizations as part of our academic program and service learning partnerships. We hope these relationships help us to be as much a part of Charlotte as Charlotte is a part of us.