I am a staff member at Trinity and i enjoy working their for many reasons. The administration is very supportive and the students and families are great to work with. I understand that not every student and family will "love" the school but i find that it has been a great experience for me. I am sorry that people (students and families) had a bad experience at the school . . . we truly do care about each student and family but Trinity is not the right "fit" for each student. We value parent and student feedback and as teacher's we always will try to improve.
I was so disappointed with this school. I had heard such great things about it and how wonderful it was. My son attended for 6 weeks this year and it was awful. I understand the philosophy of the school and how they want the kids to work together in groups. But it was just a big chaotic mess. Lots of yelling, running around and craziness. How can a child focus and learn in such a situation. I am glad we withdrew our son.
Trinity has been the best choice we ever made for our son. The staff did everything possible to get our son enrolled on such a short notice. I did take some time for him to get use to but he showed great improvement. To hear our son ask to go to school everyday is amazing. I greatly recommend this school.
I am very disappointed with Trinity. The faculty is very weak and the administration is always moving the teachers around from one grade level to another. They send home progress reports but they are never up to date. The projects are not grade appropriate. The children learn little from them. We are not returning and are sad we ever went .
I have been an elementary school teacher for 34 years. I feel like I am more than qualified to evaluate your school. In the beginning I was very pleased with Trinity. In the second semester, my child started to have academic problems. For awhile you worked with me. As time went on you slowly stopped. Weekly progress reports when to almost none. I concluded that my child did not fit the "Trinity Mold". From my standpoint you gave up on my child. Shame on you. It is people like you, who gave educators a bad name.
The academics leave a lot to be desired and the teaching style is not really aptly applied . Was promised the world during our initial tour; sadly much was talk and not true. The administration is very autocratic, not listening or wanting suggestions or ideas from parents. To quote"if you don't like it, then leave." Parental involvement IS high from the PPA clique. This school is all about who you know or are related to- they don't treat all students fairly. SO sad and very disappointed. "There is no place like Trinity." Thank Goodness!
We were very disappointed with the school. The school stopped giving weekly progress reports at the beginning of March.
My child has just completed her 7th year at this wonderful school. She is starting 6th grade in the fall. I have had the most wonderful caring teachers every year. This is a true hands on learning school, true to the bank street program. The school requires parent involvement which I love, you actually get to know the parents and children you child is going to school with. I feel so fortunate my child has had this wonderful experience.
I am a proud Trinity parent and I am very happy with this school. The faculty communicate to you in a direct and very clear manner the credo, the fees, the parking situation, and how they run the school - prior to your signing your child up to attend. I like that because you know exactly what to expect. My daughter is learning things in first grade that my nephew, who is in the 5th grade public school, is just now learning. In the 3 years she's attended this school, we have not had a bad experience with a teacher or faculty member. I believe the teachers do an outstanding job. In addition, I like that parents must be involved, too. You and the teacher can then work as a team to challenge your child even more.
This school sucks. If you don't pay your enhancement fund your child is discriminated against. There are a handful of really great teachers there, but for the most part the teachers there do not care about children and are clearly only there for the paycheck. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Save yourself a lot of frustration and look for a different school. If someone would have told me this ahead of time I could have saved myself alot of irritation.
I am parent at Trinity and I am extremely happy with the teachers, academic program, facility etc. I am very unhappy with the clicks on the school board and the parking line. There are some simple ways to improve upon the parking but the adminstration would have to be open to suggestions to make them.
The staff and teachers are excellent and professional. Our children are happy and are learning a lot.
I attended Trinity for all 10 years that it has been open and am very sad to say that I had to leave this year. I graduated with a 4.0 and with 3 high school credits before I even left the school. It is a wonderful school that builds a well rounded student. They teach us that academics comes before extra curricular activities. The sports teams are fantastic, we have an undefeated football team and also offer basketball,volleyball,soccer,softball,baseball and have an awesome cheerleading team. I cant say any thing bad about this school and strongly suggest to you that you enroll your child.
i love trinity the teachers are nice and im getting very imprssive grades
this school is horrible i went there for middle school and now im in highschool this school is horribleeeeee
Trinity is amazing. They offer so many classes and electives. Im in all of the honors classes in the 8th grade. Once I finish this year, I will have 3 high school credits going into the 9th grade.
I've been to Trinity since it has started and I have to say, the staff and teachers were very kind and they prepared me for high school. Now I'm in advance classes.
Trinity is a charter school and does not get 100% funding from the county. It is run very much like a private school and therefore requires money from outside sources to stay afloat. I feel like my child is getting a private school education for next to nothing. Yes, we pay fees and money for field trips, but I am not paying near to what private schools tuition costs for those fees. As far as the gym, yes again, they need money to help build a gym. I think that people who want a toally free education need to stick to a traditional public school because Trnity will indeed cost some money out of pocket. I feel fortunate my child is attending school there.
After reading the other reviews, I am wondering if they are writing about the same school. We had an awful experience. My son is worse off for having attended Trinity. The school is so political. There is favortism with staff member's children as well as children of large $ contributers. They nickel and dime you to death. $5.00 for this $10.00 for that. You will spend thousands per year in fieldtrips on top of $500.00 per year per child so called 'donation'. They do track this and if you fall behind, you will receive bills, so I am not sure if why they call it a ' donation'. They are now asking each family for $1,400.00 to build a gym. Stay far away from Trinity. The more I learn about the school, the more thankful I am we no longer attend. I wish I would have had this advice.
I had two children in Trinity. The youngest was in Pre-K for two years, the oldest was in Kinder and 1st. We have since moved to Colorado. In hindsight, we are extremely pleased with Trinity. Our kids love their new school, but often reminisce about how great Trinity was. Learning is fun there, and our kids entered their new schools very well prepared in reading, math and science. Our youngest is way ahead of many other kids. By the way, in colorado neither pre-k nor full-time Kindergarten are the norm, as kids start Kinder part time here. So we really think that Florida's full-time Kinder and Trinity's full time pre-K were awesome. Great Teachers, excellent principal. We miss you, Trinity!
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