Trinity School

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Our core curriculum is tailored to the age and individual to give each student the tools they need to gain authentic confidence, emotional intelligence, curiosity, and humanity.
We teach at the highest academic standards, giving students a foundation for excellence.
The program features exceptional teachers leading intimate classes where each child is known, and each child's strengths and growth areas inform the program content.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Enrollment: 162 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,564
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 19 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
162 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Trinity School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Navy pants/skirt/shorts and white collared shirt

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 19 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
PRESCHOOL: $28,131-36,342 K-5: $43,850
Summer Program Cost
$750
% on Financial Aid
18%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$39,465
Admissions Director
Anna Quijano
Admissions Associate
Cody Schaffner

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess, Daisies/Girl Scouts, Lego Engineering, Mandarin

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Drama/Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sports/Fitness/Yoga

School Notes

  • Educational Program
  • Our core curriculum is tailored to the age and individual to give each student the tools they need to gain authentic confidence, emotional intelligence, curiosity, and humanity. We teach at the highest academic standards, giving students a foundation for excellence. The program features exceptional teachers leading intimate classes where each child is known, and each child's strengths and growth areas inform the program content.
  • Please refer to ourSchool website, for a more detailed description of our curriculum.
  • Faculty
  • Through our small class sizes, we are able to provide a student-teacher ratio of approximately 8 to 1. This compares to a local public-school ratio of about 16 to 1. Our Early Childhood Campus features a lead teacher and teacher assistants. Kindergarten through Grade 5 classes each have a lead teacher and a full-time teaching assistant per class. Trinity School teachers' educational expertise allows them to perceive each child as a unique person at a unique point in his or her development.We are committed to continuous learning through in-depth professional development. Each teacher embodies a love of learning, leading, and teaching by example. Trinity teachers participate in a variety of School programs designed to foster professional development such as our annual Summer Institute, summer grant program and access to professional development conferences. Faculty is supported by a Campus Head who mentors day-to-day operations as well as oversees the grade level curriculum planning. Community service and leadership are woven into the curriculum by our Service Learning and Religious Studies Coordinator. Teachers work hand in hand with our Librarian to take full advantage of our vast 15,000 volume Library.
  • From ECP and Beyond
  • We encourage all parents interested in our ECP Program to tour the Elementary Campus to see first-hand the exceptional learning environment for Kindergarten through Grade 5.After completing Grade 5, Trinity students are highly competitive candidates for local middle schools, including, but not limited to Castilleja, Crystal Springs, Hillview, La Entrada, Menlo School, Sacred Heart Schools, and Woodside Priory.
  • Accreditation
  • Trinity School is an independent school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). The Early Childhood Campus is accredited by the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  • The Trinity Community
  • Students, Kindergarten through Grade 5, come together 4 x a week for flag salute and Chapel. Chapel is a time for personal reflection and community building. Students actively participate by enacting skits, making announcements, and sharing their prayers and thoughts. ECC students attend Chapel once a week.
  • Our active parent community provides its time, enthusiasm, and skill in a myriad of activities and events that strengthen our strong sense of community year-round. The Trinity Parent Association sponsors and produces many traditions such as Trinity's Back to School BBQ, Halloween Carnival, Christmas Craft Fair, and Fun Day. The TPA also leads and coordinates the Annual Celebration and Benefit, raising significant funds for Trinity's operating expenses.
  • Parent Communication
  • Teachers and parents form a communication partnership, so parents learn about their children's experience through verbal and written communication, including parent/teacher conferences, family sharing of special classroom projects, newsletters, blogs, our school website, and field trips.
  • Demographics
  • Trinity values diversity. Families live in several local communities: Menlo Park, Atherton, Redwood City, Woodside, Palo Alto, Los Altos, and others. Approximately 20% of families identify themselves as Episcopalian. Financial assistance is provided to 15% of Trinity students.
  • Campuses
  • Trinity School is one school with two campus locations. The Early Childhood Program (ECP 2-4) is located on our Early Childhood Campus at 330 Ravenswood Road, Menlo Park. Kindergarten through Grade 5 is located on our Elementary Campus at 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park. Our Elementary Campus includes large classrooms, an on-site Chapel, a Great Hall, and a state-of-the-art library comprised of 15,000+ volumes. All of this is set in a beautiful small school environment with a series of outdoor learning and display spaces, including a greenhouse and garden, indigenous planting, an outdoor stage with seating for all students, a grass athletic field, two ball courts, a lunch terrace, and other creative outdoor spaces. Our Early Childhood Campus features classrooms designed specifically for ages two-young fives, an art studio, and an enclosed playground. Our ECC Library provides our youngest students continuous access to "new" books.
  • Extended Care
  • Extended care is available from 7:30am to 8:00am, and 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. This is a time for students to socialize, finish homework, read books, and play outdoors. Families can utilize this program occasionally as a drop-in, or sign-up for the entire year. We also offer opportunities for students to enroll in extracurricular classes outside of the regular school day, "Enrichment Express."
  • Contact Anna Quijano, Director of Enrollment Management and Matriculation for more information at 854-0288 x107 oradmission@trinity-mp.org.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Trinity School cost?
Trinity School's tuition is approximately $41,564 for private students and $750 for summer students.
Does Trinity School offer a summer program?
Yes, Trinity School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
When is the application deadline for Trinity School?
The application deadline for Trinity School is Jan. 19 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 19 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Trinity School located?
Trinity School is located in the Sharon Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park, CA. There are 1 other private schools located in Sharon Heights.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Enrollment: 162 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $41,564
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 19 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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