Library

The Trinity Libraries provide print, multimedia, online resources and eBooks to support the academic and teaching programs of the school, as well as library services that encourage and support the development of reading and information literacy studies.

The Lower School Library offers books, multimedia for teaching, online databases, and children’s magazines to students and teachers in Grades K-6. The Library also maintains a collection of parenting and professional materials. LS students visit the Library for regularly scheduled library instruction, reading, research classes, and for interactive multicultural activities.

The Upper School Library offers books and multimedia for teaching, online databases and eBooks, current magazines and newspapers, and back issues on microfilm, and computers for class work and research for students and teachers in Grades 6-12. Teachers bring their classes to the Library for guided library instruction sessions, as well as for individual research.

The US Library offers three different learning environments: the Quiet Room, located to the left of the Library entrance, houses the Reference and Fiction collections, study carrels for individual work, and a place for silent study. It provides several computer work stations, which offer access to the online Trinity library catalog, and subscription databases. The Circulation Room is home to the circulation desk, reserve book collection, computer work stations, laptops and Chrome books, a photocopier and scanners. The Non-fiction Room contains a Computing and Collaboration area for student group work and quiet talking.
US and additional MS databases can be accessed by logging in to 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 iPads, PC and Mac laptops, and a variety of apps, software, 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. 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.