Palmer is a good school with a beautiful campus and amenities second to none. Most of the teachers really care about the student experience and go the extra mile to help students succeed. The upper school staff is great (I only have experience with that group) and are attentive to all students and parents- it's a pleasure dealing with them. There are a variety of electives, clubs and sports to choose from as well as numerous service opportunities. An area that needs improving is the manners of the students themselves. They are over indulged and privileged and they clearly behave accordingly. This is a problem started at home and perpetuated by the school. Further, the children of the teachers and staff at Palmer, and there are many, have an overly elevated attitude of entitlement. This fuels an environment where issues such as poor etiquette, bullying and improper social media behavior are prevalent and then are neither addressed at home nor at school. Palmer could do more on their end to address these issues as it's demographic, while culturally diverse, is primarily affluent parents catering to spoiled children with wildly varying standards with respect to discipline and proper manners. Overall, Palmer is a good school with small class sizes and very attentive staff. I believe the new headmaster will be more apt to address the areas of in need of improvement. Unfortunately, it is Palmer parents at the root of the school's issues.
The school encourages student responsibility, accountability and character development--Palmer Trinity School strives to achieve and maintain the appropriate balance of mind, body and spirit in all of its endeavors.
Palmer is student centric and its faculty/support staff support this effort. Palmer Trinity embraces the Episcopal tradition, encouraging each student to nurture his or her talents not only for personal gain, but in service to others. A myriad of community service opportunities abound, and a nationally known global citizenship program help to foster this development.