“The value of a school is dependent upon the kind of student it graduates. Ask any of my colleagues about Trinity and they will tell about its graduates. They are intellectually interested in the subject matter. They read the texts. They write well, argue soundly, and bring to the classroom a mature Christian view.”

Dr. Michael Naughton, Director of Center for Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas

You want your child to be ready for whatever the future may bring.

Unfortunately, too much that passes for ‘college prep’ prepares students only narrowly for the college admissions process. Trinity School’s education provides students with the skills necessary not only for college but also for life beyond. Critical thinking, clear writing, practice in discussion–these are the things that distinguish Trinity School graduates and set them apart from many of their peers in the college environment. Though we resist the ‘college prep’ label, college professors regularly report that Trinity School students are among the most well prepared of all the students they meet for actual college and university level work.

While our focus is on preparing students intellectually and academically, our students also do very well against national benchmarks.

College Readiness

  • Our seniors’ average SAT scores are 250 + points above the national average.
  • Every student graduates from Trinity School with a transcript that exceeds the United States Department of Education’s highest rating for rigor1.
  • Over the past five years, 67% of Trinity students who applied to the College of William and Mary were accepted and 64% of students who applied to the University of Virginia were accepted.

5 Year SAT AverageTrinityU.S.
Composite13071017
Critical Reading657503
Math650515

“Of all the students I have encountered in my years as a professor and dean at Brown University and the University of Notre Dame, Trinity School graduates stand out as remarkably prepared for the rigor of the STEM disciplines. They are equipped with the creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking skills that position them for leadership in a rapidly-changing world.”

Dr. Greg Crawford, President of Miami University, OH, former Dean of the College of Science at Notre Dame

1. According to the most recent national transcript study, 13% of student transcripts qualified as “rigorous.” Trinity School students exceed those expectations for rigor in multiple key curricular areas. (Nord, C., Roey, S., Perkins, R., Lyons, M., Lemanski, N., Brown, J., and Schuknecht, J. (2011). The Nation’s Report Card: America’s High School Graduates (NCES 2011-462). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.)