The Trinity Upper School Minimester, debuting in January 2020, offers week-long, intensive coursework between the Fall and Spring semesters. Consider this coursebook to be an invitation: an invitation to slow down, to focus on an area of inquiry or activity that you feel passionate about, to experiment with something new — to learn because it’s fun. Minimester courses are divided into five areas: Make, Magnify, Explore, Move and Unplug. These five areas ensure an impressive diversity of courses not otherwise available within the Upper School curriculum. As you look over the fabulous offerings described across the pages of this book, we encourage you to sign up for courses that genuinely intrigue you. Allow yourself to pursue a talent or interest that life’s frenetic pace might otherwise keep you from discovering. Take risks. Make mistakes. Be open! At its core, we hope that the Minimester will be a joyful educational experience that will not only provide fora for individual growth, but will also bring us closer together as a community, encouraging us to learn and collaborate in new, exciting ways. Welcome to Minimester. Let’s get started."
-Andrew McCarron (Director of Minimester)