Trinity School at River Ridge

601 River Ridge Parkway,
Saint Paul, MN, 55121-0554
Tel: (651)789-2890
Grades: 7 - 12 | 315 students
Trinity School inspires a lifelong love for learning.
Our outstanding teachers' genuine passion for learning combined with a rigorous, classical curriculum and a safe, structured environment is a unique hallmark of Trinity Schools.
The mission of Trinity Schools is to impart basic ordered knowledge about the world and to train students in basic intellectual skills and qualities of mind so that they might be of use to God in the wise care and governance of his creation and in the building of his kingdom.
We accomplish this by establishing a culture marked by the discovery of truth, the practice of goodness, the creation of beauty, and the development of intellectual and aesthetic habits of mind.
Trinity School is a community of learners characterized by the rigorous exploration of reality, the free and disciplined exchange of ideas, and active participation in the fine arts.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1986
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1994, 2008

Student Body

Total Students 315 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 13%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Trinity School at River Ridge Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 15 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1895
Average ACT score 27

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,660
Tuition Notes $10,600 for 7th & 8th grades $11,475 for 9th thru 12th grades (plus books and fees)
Admissions Director Julie Schnell


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Math Team, Robotics, Speech Club, Speech Team, String Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Yearbook Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Math Team, Robotics, Speech Club, Speech Team, Wind Ensemble, Yearbook, Chamber Singers,
String Ensemble,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 02/12/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Convent Of The Visitation School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran School (1.2 miles away)
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  • Saint Paul Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    2950 Highway 55
    Saint Paul , MN , 55121
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.2  mi  |  180  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Saint Paul
    Convent Of The Visitation School
    (Roman Catholic)
    2455 Visitation Drive
    Saint Paul , MN , 55120
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.3  mi  |  606  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Saint Paul
    Saint Thomas Academy
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    949 Mendota Heights Road
    Saint Paul , MN , 55120
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    1.8  mi  |  626  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • West Saint Paul Crown Of Life Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    115 Crusader Ave W
    West Saint Paul , MN , 55118
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    2.2  mi  |  132  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Eagan Faithful Shepherd Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    3355 Columbia Dr
    Eagan , MN , 55121
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.3  mi  |  549  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 08, 2012 - As teachers ourselves, we find Trinity''s educational philosophy coherent and powerful. We have had children attend Trinity since 2000, and we have seen the benefit of a complete Trinity education. Grounded in a Christian classical view, Trinity provides a formation that cultivates the intellect, nurtures the virtues, and builds character. Trinity develops the whole student, not in some generic fashion, but in a way that builds robust habits of mind and heart to take seriously the long Western intellectual tradition. It exposes students to a rich collection of texts from literature, philosophy, and theology that deepens the student''s ability to encounter the profound character of the Christian. This was most vividly brought home to us when our eldest daughter, a 2007 graduate, was reading one evening for her Humane class curled up on a couch. We asked her about the book, Dostoevsky''s Crime and Punishment, and with great spontaneity and passion she responded, "I love Dostoevsky." We have found that one of principal challenges we have as teachers and parents is to nurture in our students a love for learning. In our sometimes overly careerist and grade conscious culture, we have instrumentalized education to economic or occupational goals that often remove the intrinsic value of education. While our children have not loved every course they have taken at Trinity, we are grateful for Trinity''s fostering a love for learning, a seriousness in intellectual dialogue and the critical habits of mind while engaging questions of what is good, true and beautiful. Teresa and Michael Naughton - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended August 20, 2012 - We have sent 6 children to Trinity School. My wife and I love the focus on academics, it has challenged our children to push themselves with great results. I don''t have an artistic bone in my body, but Trinity found one in each of our kids! The perspective on academics vs. sports is perfect and the new school is beautiful. The best school environment in the Twin Cities! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended August 20, 2012 - It''s difficult to express our appreciation of Trinity School at River Ridge in a few sentences. The academic rigor is excellent, the teachers go above and beyond any other school we have experienced, the culture of respect among the students and staff creates students with character and consideration for others. Trinity creates thinkers who will difinitely contribute to our society. The music and art are incredible, largely due to very gifted teachers. The way the classical curriculum is presented results in students who develop a life long love of learning. We feel very blessed to have found Trinity. We home schooled for 17 years and had transitioned our kids into two other Christian schools. We were starting to think we were very difficult to please. The truth is that Trinity is a very different place to learn. It is exactly what we had hoped for in a school. We are incredibly grateful to have our kids educated there. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 27, 2012 - We homeschooled our four children through sixth grade and then sought out alternatives to best prepare them for college and beyond. We were impressed by the poise, confidence, and articulation of Trinity students and the graduates we met. They engaged adults in thoughtful conversation well beyond their years. We wanted that educational experience for our children and we were willing to drive 21 miles each direction for the opportunity. Trinity School at River Ridge has exceeded our expectations. Ron and Kristin Moss - Posted by Parent

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