We want all students to have a great academic experience, and we know that this looks different for every student. Finding balance is possible when students ask the right questions and honestly evaluate their answers.
Upper School 7-12
Trinity offers a college-preparatory curriculum. Emphasis is not only on teaching content, but also on developing lifelong learners who are adept at reading, writing, and reasoning. Advanced Placement or honors courses are offered in many departments.
Teaching methods in the Upper School incorporate oral presentations, drama, papers, speeches, debates, worldview discussion, and guided research with the goal of synthesizing ideas (leading to the composition and defense of the senior thesis).
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What do students say?
The capstone project is one of the things that makes Trinity special. Our kids learn so much from this: discipline, academic rigor, public speaking, thinking deeply about what they believe, and then defending those beliefs against skeptics. A great tradition.
Technology in the Upper School
A large percentage of the curriculum in Grades 7-12 is in an e-book format. Students in Grades 7-12 bring a personal laptop that meets school specifications to use in classrooms.
Fine Arts in the Upper School
- Studio art classes explore two- and three-dimensional art and graphic design at several levels, including portfolio preparation for college study.
- Instrumental and choral ensembles are open by audition; students regularly perform for the school and community.
- Theater arts classes are open to all students; fall and spring drama or musical productions are staged with open auditions for the entire Upper School student body.
A comprehensive library/media collection is housed in two distinct centers on campus. For the Upper School, the collection offers hard-copy texts, electronic resources, a periodicals collection, and audio-visual materials.
- Nearly 2,500 print titles are available to use in the center or to check out for use at home or in class.
- For research, 12 computer stations provide access to the Internet, the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog), and online databases.
- Trinity subscribes to JSTOR, an electronic journal storage project that provides full-text access to complete runs of back issues of scholarly journal titles.
- A full-time librarian assists students and teachers with research and the use of the materials.
- While the collection intentionally supports the Christian worldview, it contains a broad selection of titles meant to expose students to the variety of ideas they will encounter in college and in life.
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