Our Relationship with the Episcopal Church
Trinity Preparatory School is an Independent Episcopal School. The relationship with the Episcopal Church places Trinity Prep in the Judeo-Christian tradition and imbues the school with sensitivity to the moral and ethical dimensions of life.
Trinity Prep’s affiliation with the Episcopal Church provides a framework for our relationships with one another: loving our neighbors as ourselves, striving for justice and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity of every human being. A full-time chaplain conducts chapel and assists in the counseling department.
I love Trinity Prep because it prioritizes the things that are important to me: spirituality, family, and academics."
Carrie Lopez, Science teacher
Weekly chapel follows the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer and attendance is required. Our student body, faculty, and staff are highly diverse, representing every major world religion, and chapel is sensitive to the needs of all. On special occasions like Christmas and Easter, a service of Holy Communion replaces the regular Chapel service, and those who choose to participate in the Eucharist are welcomed. Students take a number of leadership roles in both weekly and special chapels, as musicians, readers, and acolytes, and often individual students volunteer to prepare the homily.
A half credit in social science is required for graduation, and offerings include Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to Bible, Christianity and Film, World Religions, and a new Malone Schools Online Network (MSON) course in Bioethics. These classes affirm the spiritual dimension of learning, which values both faith and reason.
Several Christian organizations meet on campus, including “Moms in Touch,” a weekly prayer meeting for parents, and The Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools. In addition, student prayer groups meet before school or during lunch.