Upper School programs
Upper School programs are more formal than clubs and typically participate in competitions with other schools across the state and sometimes beyond. The commitment to a program is greater than that of a club and requires participation beyond the school day. Trinity typically fields strong and successful Model UN, Model Congress, and Debate programs.
Annual events help mark points in our school year and provide time to come together as a community in informal ways. Our most informal events are our beginning and end of school Upper School lunches. Held on the Turf or in the Swamp, the students, faculty and staff enjoy a common leisurely lunch. More formal events are our Grade Trips, which occur early in the school year. The freshman trip, which follows freshman orientation by only a month, focuses on Community Service and orienting students new to the upper school to the service program. The goals of the trips for upperclassmen aim to foster personal growth and encourage students to move beyond personal comfort zones while promoting grade unity and communication in the spirit and context of fun and activities. The last day of senior classes is celebrated by the entire Upper School with a Friday afternoon carnival on the Turf or in the gym. Free to students and organized by the Senate, it generally features inflatable slides, a dunking booth, cotton candy, bake-offs, and a variety of other attractions.