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Trinity Episcopal School
School Name:
Trinity Episcopal School
Street Address:
3850 Pittaway Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
Head of School:
Mr. Robert Anthony Short
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Full Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Grade Levels:
8 thru 12
Enrollment Size:
Social Media:
Admissions Contact:
Mrs. Margie Snead
Admissions Email:
9/28/2018 10:27:00 AM Religious Denomination School
Mission / Philosophy / Objectives:

Mission Statement
Our charge is to challenge Trinity students to discover their paths, develop their talents and strengthen their character within a dynamic academic community.

At Trinity Episcopal School we believe in:

  • providing challenging academics that inspire students to become engaged learners
  • practicing honor and service
  • celebrating the unique potential within each student
  • treating each other with trust and respect
  • fostering partnerships among students, parents, faculty, administrators and staff as colleagues in the process of education
  • integrating life into learning and learning into life

    Realizing that freedom and individual growth occur best within an environment of order and mutual respect, Trinity Episcopal School abides by codes of honor and conduct. We expect students, faculty, parents, administrators and staff to respect the integrity of the community, to act responsibly and to support one another for the betterment of each individual and of the entire school.

    Discovering Your Path

    In life there are many different paths that lead to achievement and fulfillment. At Trinity our charge is to create an environment where students have the acceptance and guidance to discover their strengths, passions and purpose. This knowledge will make a difference in their school years and, even more important, in the rest of their lives.

School Fast Facts:

The Trinity Community:  Every morning all 506 of Trinity’s students gather in the Perkinson Arts Center with the school’s faculty and staff.  The day begins with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer. Student leaders preside over the Morning Meeting and acknowledge all who wish to make an announcement.  Students congratulate classmates on their achievements, sports results are cheered, and lunchtime concerts on the outdoor stage are announced. Teachers announce reminders regarding assignments and various club meetings, and everyone is applauded on their birthday. Community, responsibility, individual attention – all in the first 15 minutes of the day.  Imagine what Trinity can accomplish in a high school career. Welcome to a school where students can follow their dreams and discover their paths.

Trinity Episcopal School, established in 1972, is located on 35 acres south of the James River. The Academic Building, Science Discovery Center and Morgan Hall administrative building encompass Dunn Courtyard where Head of School Rob Short greets every student personally after Morning Meeting each day.

The 45,000-square-foot Estes Athletic Center features two gyms, a strength and fitness center, multiple locker rooms and team meeting rooms, school store, concession stand and alumni rooms for meetings and social events. Aycock Stadium features a new synthetic track and scoreboard. 

The Perkinson Arts Center includes a band room, digital music lab, recording studio and a spectacular collaborative space for ceramic artists, painters and sculptors. 

Students are supported through a 1:1 Apple laptop program, classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and Wi-Fi connectivity is available campus-wide. The newly renovated Powell Library offers expanded collaborative learning spaces designed to encourage exploration, communication and collaboration.

Trinity’s tennis teams compete at Southampton Recreation Association. The swim teams compete at the Greater Richmond Aquatic Partnership’s pool. The home course for the golf team is Salisbury Country Club.

Trinity is:
Accredited by:  Virginia Association of Independent Schools
A member of:  National Association of Independent Schools
 National Association of Episcopal Schools
Authorized by:  International Baccalaureate Organization

Financial Information:
Tuition - $24,000
Merit Scholarships - International Baccalaureate Scholarships are awarded each year.
Financial Aid - Over 25% of Trinity students receive income-based tuition assistance each year in the form of financial grants.


  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students:   506
  • Faculty:    87
  • Average Class Size:    14

Academics:  Trinity is an independent coeducational school that offers a rigorous and accelerated college preparatory program emphasizing literature, math, social science, world languages, laboratory science, fine arts and athletics. The extensive curriculum includes regular, honors, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program:  Trinity’s academic climate is dramatically enriched by its status as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Trinity was the first school in the Richmond Metropolitan Area and the third in the Commonwealth of Virginia to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Trinity is the only independent school in the area offering the IB Diploma Program. 

 Co-curricular Activities:

  • Athletics
    • 45 Varsity and Junior Varsity teams
    • Boys compete in the Virginia Prep League
    • Girls compete in the League of Independent Schools
  • Arts
    • Visual
    • Performing
  • Clubs and Organizations
    Close to 40 clubs and activities serve the diverse interests of Trinity students. The Trinity Outdoor Program supports interscholastic competition in mountain biking, rock climbing and river paddling.

  •  Community Service and Engagement
    Trinity students are required to engage in community service each year. Our commitment to service helps to develop stronger students and a stronger community. Each grade level selects a non-profit organization in the greater Richmond area to build a long-term partnership for targeted service and support throughout the school year.

    Through the Global Engagement program, Trinity students are able to study and travel abroad — gaining valuable perspective and a deeper understanding, knowledge and appreciation of our world.
Head of School:  Robert A. Short
Head of Campus Life:  Head of Faculty Life
Head of Faculty Life:  Brian Phillips
Head of Community Engagement:  Laura Hamlin Weiler ’00 
Athletic Director:  Becky Currier
Director of Development:  Laurie Hedgepeth
Director of Admission:  Margie Vaughan Snead ‘85
Director of Operations:  Joseph Monaco
International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator:  Marti Truman
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