Library

The mission of the Trinity Library program is to support students in the development of their own voices, providing resources and teaching skills needed to meaningfully participate in the conversation between student and teacher that is at the heart of Trinity School. Our goal is to equip students to be effective and ethical creators and consumers of media and information, able to develop and satisfy their curiosity by being critical thinkers, skillful researchers, and enthusiastic readers.

The Lower and Middle School Library serves our K-8 community, while the Upper School Library supports students and faculty in grades 9-12. Students come to the libraries both individually and with their classes, and librarians are available to assist with research or suggesting titles for personal reading. Both libraries provide equitable access to a wide range of resources reflecting the diversity of experience of our school, city, nation, and world. The library catalog and other electronic resources are available through TigerNet.

Technology

Trinity School provides a range of computer facilities and services to students through the Trinity Information Network, in classrooms, libraries and computer labs.

Lower School students are introduced to technology in Kindergarten. In grade level classrooms and the lower school computer lab, students interact with computer software and iPad apps that enhance the many classroom experiences and promote higher-order thinking through problem solving. Students are taught structured lessons, but they also have a chance to explore through play. As our children develop, they build knowledge through discussion, projects and engagement. The Lower School Educational Technology Coordinators work with teachers to integrate technology that will enhance, excite and energize their curriculum. Our goal is to introduce students to applications that will challenge them intellectually and creatively.

In the Middle School and Upper School, students use Chromebooks, iPads, MacOS and Windows computers, along with a variety of apps, software, Google G-Suite and web apps to enrich their academic work. Our goal is to enhance students’ academic work while teaching them appropriate uses of digital technology and raising awareness of internet safety concerns. Faculty are engaged in continuous professional development in educational technology, introducing them to new technologies and the instructional strategies that employ them. Facilitated by the Middle School and Upper School Educational Technology Coordinators, faculty and students work to bring educational technology into the classroom while maintaining the essence of a Trinity education.

The Upper School offers a full sequence of computer science courses, where student creation of digital artifacts is the fundamental model of learning. Introductory courses are accessible and engaging, weaving together problem solving, design, computational thinking, and digital storytelling to give students both a broad familiarization with important software tools and a foundation for further study in computer science as they create interdisciplinary projects. Advanced coursework provides students the skills needed to become independent learners of new technologies as they create original interactive projects and acquire a strong foundation in several programming technologies, including Processing, Java, Python, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and the Arduino family of microcontrollers. The Upper School Computer Lab also hosts a Tinkerspace that invites students to build and explore with exciting tools such as 3D printers, Kinect cameras, and an array of other equipment and sensors.

Students are given a Trinity email account which they are expected to check each school day and with which they communicate with teachers. Students are also provided with a Google Drive account for storing all digital files along with the Google Productivity Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms) to complete digital assignments in the middle and upper school divisions. Each academic discipline also incorporates technology into its curriculum. Examples include: Vernier LoggerPro lab tools used in science labs, Geometer’s Sketchpad in math classes, and electronic composition software used in music classes. When students graduate from Trinity School, they should have an understanding of ethical issues related to networked technologies and the professional use of electronic devices.
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Located on Upper West Side of New York City, Trinity School is a college preparatory, coeducational independent school for grades K-12. Since 1709, Trinity has provided a world-class education to its students with rigorous academics and outstanding programs in athletics, the arts, peer leadership, and global travel.