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History & Traditions

Ad astra per aspera.
To the stars through challenge.

In 1966, a dedicated group of Orlando community leaders led by the late Reverend Canon A. Rees Hay wanted to provide a top-quality, independent secondary education for students in Central Florida. They established Trinity Preparatory School, where classes began in 1968 for 173 students in grades seven through 12. We have grown to include grades six through 12 with 880 students this year.

Trinity Preparatory School has never compromised its commitment to a rigorous curriculum, a highly qualified and caring faculty, a low student-teacher ratio, a strong athletic program, an outstanding fine arts program, and an exceptional college guidance program.

We are honored as the only Malone School in Florida, one of 50 exceptional independent schools in the country. The Malone Scholar program provides access to need-based scholarships for students and the Malone Schools Online Network (MSON), where we offer even more advanced courses with other Malone Schools throughout the country.

Trinity Prep is an Episcopal School that is welcoming to families and students from all faith traditions, knowing that we are enriched by that diversity.

Informed by the Episcopal Church, we strive to foster an environment that encourages students, families, and faculty to be spiritually aware and have hearts of service. Trinity Prep embraces the ethics of the Abrahamic faiths that includes loving our neighbors as ourselves, striving for justice and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity of every human being. 

We seek to integrate religious and spiritual formation into the overall curriculum and life of the Trinity Prep community through weekly chapel and classes.

Our student body, faculty, and staff are diverse, representing every major world religion. We invite all to seek clarity about their own beliefs and religions and to honor those traditions more fully and faithfully in their own lives. Chapel services are sensitive to the needs of all. Weekly chapel follows the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer and attendance is required. On special occasions, such as 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.

We're accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES).