Trinity is an independent, Christian school offering a rich curriculum that encourages deep understanding and helps students become critical thinkers.
Along with an excellent academic education grounded in Christian faith and conviction, Trinity offers highly engaging athletic, fine arts, robotics, and humanities programs for students in Transitional Kindergarten through grade twelve.
To learn more, please call the Admission Office at 919-402-8262 x4500 or visit our website:

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 574 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 2 / Jan. 13 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
574 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advance Physics, Algebra II, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Biology, Calculus 1, Calculus II, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Pre-Calculus, Shakespeare's Tragedies, Statistics, The Chemistry of Energy, The Literature of C.S. Lewis, The Literature of Modernism, Western Studies
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 2 / Jan. 13 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition rates are graduated, please visit our website for rates at
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Lori Winters
Admissions Associate
Lisa Chetelat
Endowment Size
$1.4 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Girls on the Run, Girls Who Code, Honor Council, Latin Club, Model UN, Recorder Club, Robotics, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Student Life Committee, Worship Planning Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band, Jazz Ensemble, Middle School Drama, Private lessons, Strings Ensemble, Upper School Drama, Vocal Ensemble

School Notes

  • The mission of Trinity School is to educate students in transitional kindergarten to grade twelve within the framework of Christian faith and conviction-teaching the classical tools of learning; providing a rich yet unhurried education; and communicating truth, goodness, and beauty. At Trinity School we seek to create a community in which there is delight in learning and an atmosphere that encourages the sort of intellectual, moral, and aesthetic development that is fitting for those who bear the image of God. We want to challenge our students in a way that stimulates their natural curiosity, guiding their discovery toward personal, intellectual, and spiritual growth. 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill often compared to?

Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hillis often viewed alongside schools like Durham Academy by visitors of our site.

What sports does Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill offer?

Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill offers 9 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.

What is Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill's ranking?

Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for: Highest average SAT score, Highest average ACT score, Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.

When is the application deadline for Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill?

The application deadline for Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill is Jan. 2 / Jan. 13 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 2 / Jan. 13 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
My daughter went to Trinity for a year. They are kind and supportive of middle-of-the-road kids, with very nice facilities though they do not have a good performance space yet. They rejected my second child's application because she has inattentive ADHD, even though she tested above grade level. I found that they don't accept the application of kids who need support and didn't have accelerated programs if your child is above grade level enough to need to advance more quickly. I recommend Trinity for people who would like a general education that is fairly balanced and a bit on the classical side and a Christian worldview. I would not recommend the school if any of your kids have an alternative learning style. They will not accept all children in a family and their school calendar is not in sync with other schools in the area. We also found that entering the higher grades (6th or higher) makes it difficult to integrate into the community for both kids and parents and that every other family we spoke to who made that transition reported the same experience. We did like the teachers that we had for the year that our daughter was there, and they did an excellent job of communicating with us.
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These are not Christian people, the other "review" on here is from an administrator who works at the school. If you enjoy "mom shaming", zero diversity, no AP classes, cult-like atmosphere, then this is the school for you!
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The caliber and character of Trinity School's graduates drew us to learn more about this incredible community. My wife was entrenched in the college admissions mania with a 9 year career with the Morehead-Cain Scholarship Foundation. She was an Advisor to three Scholarship recipients who were Trinity graduates. These young leaders were poised and successful. They had a strong sense character that demonstrated maturity and integrity in the way they interacted with others. They realized the value of reflection and had the ability to articulate their opinions in a respectful way - open to hearing and learning from others` perspectives. They had a strong sense of self and purpose about how they were spending their time. These things marked a different type of college applicant and mature young adult.Simply put, these values and motivations of these Trinity graduates reflected the young women we aspire to launch into the "real world" someday.We were impressed by current Trinity students too as it was clear they had a deep desire to explore, better understand, develop, and most importantly share their gifts with the world. But likely what we fell in love with the most was the mission-driven authenticity and warmth. There's something about knowing that the place where your children will spend so much of their childhood and young adulthood aligns with your core values as a family. It's a gift for our children and our family - and one for which we're forever grateful.
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 574 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 2 / Jan. 13 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Durham, NC is $10,894 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Durham, NC is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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