If visiting the Admission Office, please enter from the front (Wadley) side and park in one of our visitor spots near the flagpole (or in any unmarked space). The Admission Office will be on your left as you come up the walkway from the flagpole.
You can sign up for a tour by contacting the Admission Office, but we encourage you to attend our Open Houses. You do not need to be an applicant to tour Trinity. If you are applying in the future, please first come to an Open House as this is the best opportunity to see the campus, hear about our program, and meet our faculty. Attending a tour is not a requirement in our admission process.
We begin taking applications in August for the school year beginning the following August, one year away. Applications are accepted continuously even when a wait pool forms, in case space becomes available.
Preschool and Kindergarten assessment determines readiness for starting school. Children will be asked to complete age-appropriate tasks, including counting, patterns, and letter recognition. Students do not necessarily need to know everything on the assessment; we are looking for interest and readiness to learn.
We prefer to receive report cards and testing directly from the school. Use our Records Release form to make this request. If school transcripts are not possible, please contact the Admission Office to make alternate arrangements.
Testing dates and registration for grades 5-12 can be found online. Preschool assessments are scheduled through the Admission Office, and you will be contacted in January if your application is on file.
Trinity prides itself on the diversity of our student body. Each year, we seek to enroll students from a variety of ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. Currently, 27% of our families self-identify as a family of color.
Although Trinity was founded by the Episcopal Church, it is now an independent school with no governing ties to the church. While we keep our Christian roots through our daily chapel program, our curriculum is independent from religious oversight.
Preparing for visit and assessment is not necessary, as what they are doing in school daily is sufficient. Dress your child in comfortable clothing. We suggest avoiding language like “testing” or “observing.” You can tell your child that they are coming to spend time at Trinity. We find that children are more relaxed when their parents are relaxed.
We encourage you to consider the admission process as a way of finding the best school for your child. As a result, we hope that your child will feel calm and relaxed throughout the process. Keeping your family’s standard routine the night before testing will help ensure your child is well rested on testing day.
We will contact families if we are able to offer a spot off the waitlist. The waitlist stays open throughout summer and even during the school year in the case of mid-year openings. Families do not need to check on their waitlist status, as they will receive communication from our office should a spot open.
Our Children’s Enrichment Center (CEC) is open 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. to allow parents to extend their child’s school day. Space is limited, so we recommend parents sign up early if they need this option.
The best time to tour our campus is in the fall preceding the year you wish to enroll. This timeframe will allow us to share the most current information about Trinity prior to all application and testing deadlines. Trinity School has Open Houses each fall for our Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Prospective families can tour the campus, speak with faculty and students, and hear from the Director of Admission about the application process. If you do not attend the Open House but still wish to see our campus, please contact the Admission office to schedule a tour.
Each candidate is considered for admission based on his or her own application and appropriateness of fit for Trinity, regardless of siblings or relatives going through the process at the same time. While we hope to keep families together, this is not always guaranteed.
Trinity has a generous need-based financial aid budget. The admission process is need-blind, so applying for financial aid will not affect the school’s admission decision. Please refer to the Financial Aid page.