Students in Upper School celebrate the responsibility of keen inquiry. The atmosphere is wonderfully academic, vibrant with insight. We do not ask students to simply take a formula or a procedure and regurgitate it in different contexts. We encourage them to wrestle with underlying concepts and see how complex ideas function. Their curiosity spans classrooms, stages, laboratories, and playing fields.
Through small class sizes and close relationships among teachers, students, and their families, we forge a potent collaboration. We emphasize partnership to nurture the capacity to respect ourselves and each other as independent, engaged, and virtuous citizens who recognize the essential interdependence of all members of the community, from neighborhood and city to nation, hemisphere, and world.
Performing and visual arts during the day, a rich an varied extracurricular menu, as well as thriving community programs also contribute to Trinity’s unique tapestry. Opportunities abound to explore, strengthen, and cultivate numerous interests and peer relationships. We encourage students to take risks and learn from their mistakes. You’ll see our motto—Labore et Virtute—woven throughout the days and months as hard work and moral distinction inform critical thinking, compassion for one another, and engaged citizenship.
Our habit of instilling brave curiosity and diligent effort has enabled Trinity to thrive as New York City’s oldest continuously operating academic institution. This legacy is known far beyond Manhattan, helping affirm Trinity as one of the best schools and its students as many of the best in the country, decade after decade.