I am so glad I moved my children from this school. The school definitely does have a lot of parental involvement, but the academics are severely lacking. This school focuses more on having fun then learning. My children started this school ahead and ended up being behind regular public schools by the time we left. Administration is cold and uncaring. The enhancement money is spent wastefully. The students are unruly. What this school claims and what they actually do are polar opposites.
Our family loves Trinity. For the most part, parents that don't like Trinity just complain because they don't get "their" way. Trinity makes families involved in their kids education . . .why is that such a bad thing? However, we have had 1 bad teacher and when i spoke to administration about it they were very helpful and supportive.
my children attend northwest elem which is a highly rated school with a supportive administration. My children are happy but I am perplexed. I was told by a 5th grade teacher that grammer is not graded . My children both A and B students cannot spell well. I dont recall many spelling tests in 4th grade. Grammer is a part of writing folks. I am not asking for perfection but this is important . I often wonder if the school rating is more of their concern. More A B students more funding.
My children attended Trinity for 5 years. I had been happy but started to notice many problems: inexperienced faculty who had very limited ideas on how to teach and no idea how to handle discipline, very detached administration, unrealistic homework assignments both in quantity and level appropriateness, etc. We withdrew our children during last school year and what a difference. Had I known what wonderful neighborhood schools I had I would have NEVER gone to Trinity. Immediately my chldren were placed in gifted programs and challenged correctly. The teachers had constant feedback for me and they KNEW how to teach to different learning styles. I am thrilled with my neighborhood schools. The $500 enrichment fund that Trinity recommends is ridiculous. The school asks for more and more but are very wasteful. They have no storage area but are too quick to throw out good things. I have salvaged so much from their dumpsters. I am so pleased I moved my kids. They cried and fought the move but now they thank me often for moving them.
My experience at Trinity has been a very positive one. My children have really done well and am i glad that i choose Trinity for my family. The school does ask a lot in terms of participation and that is not for every family but we enjoy being very involved in our child's education.
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
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