"Trinity School is best known for teaching values and strong academics."
Students enrolled 380
Hours 8:20 am - 3:15
School leader Sister Catherine Phelps, SND
Transportation options None
Type Religious
Preschool capacity no info
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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4985 Ilchester Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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(410) 744-1524
(410) 744-1225
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4 stars
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April 17, 2014
Trinity is a very special place and all of it's students would agree! A two time Blue Ribbon School, Trinity is constantly in "growth mode." From iPads to learning about being internet savvy and from math challenges to band challenges Trinity covers the spectrum of millenial education. Technology notwithstanding Trinity's focus is on educating the whole child. Sports, music, art, drama, clubs of all flavors enhance the students experience. Trinity is full STEAM ahead. Service to the community is a priority one. Each grade has cultivated relationships with a variety of organizations and working together provide items needed make life easier for those in need. Trinity Tigers roar not only on the athletic field but in our own neighborhoods as well. The majority of our graduating students are selected by their first choice high schools. The Class of 2014 earned over $410,000.00 in scholarship money. Not bad for a class of 37 students! Trinity has it all and I encourage to check us out. Come see what a great school looks like!

- submitted by a teacher
November 24, 2013
Our family has been at Trinity since our daughter, now a seventh grader, started Kindergarten. We selected Trinity for our daughter s education because we believed that she would get a quality education in an environment where the children would be challenged to be the best they could be and would be held to a standard of behavior that we felt was lacking in the public school system. Probably the best advice we got when selecting Trinity was that we should not expect perfection and that there would be years that a teacher might not be the best fit for our daughter. In our experience, we have found the faculty in both the primary and middle school to be excellent educators that truly care about the students and go above and beyond to help the children grow academically and spiritually. An added bonus for us has been the diversity at the school. Children of all faiths and cultural backgrounds are made to feel welcome and a part of the Trinity Family. I would highly recommend Trinity to a family looking for a quality education for their child.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2013
As a teacher at Trinity, I have many graduates come back to visit. All have told me that they are very well prepared for high school. These students have gone on to private and public high schools. I love being a part of the Trinity faculty. My colleagues are professional and creative. We all work very hard to make our lessons relevant to our students lives today. It is a blessing to be able to teach in an independent, Catholic school where we have a supportive administration and involved parents.

- submitted by a teacher
November 05, 2013
We are in our secound year at Trinity after a miserable experience at another local elementary private school....I can't say enough good things about Trinity. The students are respected and taught in an academically challanging and loving manner. Our children are intelligent and challanged at their level by the work at school and projects at home. We have worked with the school administrators in a very positive manner for a great learning environment for our children. At no time did we feel singled out, or made to feel that our concern was not important nor were our children treated differently. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but what we see on the inside are teachers who care about the children emotionally, academically and spiritually. Our teacher was more than willing to take her time to catch our children up where the other school had fallen short. As a parent I like how our children are held accountable for their school work, and classroom behavior as all the students are. Our experience has been exactly the environment and challange we were hoping for in a school.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2013
The Stanford 10 Standardized Testing scores show that Trinity students preparing to enter high school test approximately 32% higher than the national average and 12% higher than Archidiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools. It appears that the empirical data would support the fact that they are more highly prepared for high shool than their peers. Trinity is a great school, and while a school may not be right for every child/family, Trinity has a long history of developing students of character and intelligence as they move on to high school. We have matriculated at Trinity for the past 4 years. We can compare it to other schools as our child is a transfer. Trinity provides a supportive environment that encourages the best academic effort from their students in order to achieve their maximum potential. The teachers are phenomenal and our child has made life long friends among his peers. I highly recommend Trinity to my friends and would encourage anyone looking for a terrific school environment for their child to come visit Trinity and experience it for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2013
We have been a Trinity Family for 11 years now and our children have loved everything about the school. The faculty are dedicated and caring, the academics are excellent, the diversity is wonderful and there are numerous extracurricular activities to choose from. Our oldest child is now in the 10th grade at a catholic high school and is doing extremely well in all honors and AP classes (due in part to the preparation at Trinity and also due to her strong work ethic and dedication to their studies). We highly recommend Trinity School.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
I feel like I need to be on a Shrinks coach reading all of this. But people are very passoinate about their children. As the parent of a 8th grader, I am afraid I just cannot recommend the school anymore. If our child had more than 1 year left, I think we would have made the move. The guideline for who they let in have become low. Children behave poorly but are often not held accountable. But if a child says one thing out of turn, then the child is vilified. While she is very nice, the counselor is far from a help. The same can be said for the head of the middle school. It is a shame. The academics are not strong enough and the kids have a rough awakening in high school. Home work for the sake of homework does not teach the kids how to study and learn. The one postive is they did finally let the 5th grade teacher go, though I don't know why it took so long, she was like that 4 years ago. They did so under such a veil of secracy though, not like 'family' that they portray themselves to be. Trinity has declined and we are happy that this is our last year.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
Our daughter graduated in the spring with a wonderful academic record. She was not and is not prepared for highschool. She stuggles everyday and is not off to a great year. She was a straight A student but cannot handle the workload at her current school? Public school kids have a better handle and are more prepared. We feel as though we wasted our money in regards to academics.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
In response to the complaints about the 5th grade teacher she is not returning to Trinity School for the 2013-2014 school year.

- submitted by a teacher
August 07, 2013
Last year was my daughter's first year at Trinity School. She was in the 5th grade. While the fifth grade teacher referenced below was not the 'ideal' teacher, I have found similar teachers at three other schools my children have attended. It is unreasonable to believe that every teacher your child has will fit the 'perfect teacher mold' every parent has in the back of their mind. I have found the students and faculty to be warm, welcoming, insightful, and heartfelt. I cannot say enough positive things about the quality of education my daughter has received and the positive social atmosphere; which she flourished in last year. We will be there through 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2013
I am the parent of a child who just left after 5th grade. There is a teacher who is absolutely horrible, the worst teacher I have ever come across ever - did I say ever?! Problem is she is for 2 subjects LA and SS. According the parents of older children - she has if anything, "gotten worse". My problem that she is allowed to continue to treat the students and parents in the same manner - no matter how many concerns have been addressed for however many years. All of us cannot be wrong! but all of our concerns are ignored. The school has failed the student by allowing her to continue in the same manner and they do not fullfill its mission. I do know that 2 other students did leave due to the teacher/school non-action. I agree with the below comments that 4th grade was the best - the teachers were amazing! Middle School does have some good teachers - a few great! In regards to student behavior - administration is not consistent with how they handle students. I do believe that if you have too many concerns you and your child are labled. I do think overall they believe if you ignore it, it will go away. I am sad to leave but know it is the best decision.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
My son started Trinity this past school year for 6th grade and his experience has been very positive. The small class environment has helped him excel academically and he actually enjoyed going to school! The curriculum will definitely provide a solid foundation for high school and I have found that the faculty is more than willing to work the students to help them achieve academic success. While no school is perfect, I am extremely satisfied with the education my son is receiving and recommend the school highly. Reading the recent negative comments really surprised me, because I can honestly say that my family did not experience any issues with the middle school teachers, in fact, I feel they made my son's transition to middle school a positive experience!.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
I am a parent looking at Trinity for 5th grade. Exactly what is it that makes the school so bad? I need some honest feedback before I spend 12,000 dollars!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2013
I highly recommend Trinity School. It is a warm, nurturing environment that recognizes the individual, their personal gifts and develops confidence and character in each student. Trinity also challenges each child to perform academically to their own highest standard with a equal focus on effort to performance. While these qualities on their own are enough to give Trinity School an excellent rating, it is only the beginning. What makes Trinity special is the community it affords not only the children, but the families, throughout their matriculation. Made of the administration, teachers, staff, students and parents, it is truly a Trinity Family. When entering the school midway through primary school we were welcomed with incredible warmth, and when experiencing challenges, our Trinity Family has rallied to support us. Not only has my son embraced the notion of the love of life long learning he/we have made life long friends in the process. We recognize that what our son has taken away from Trinity will be invaluable in his future as he continues his personal journey with a love learning as a person of quiet confidence and character.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2013
Trinity School has given my two sons a solid academic & spiritual foundation & has paved the way for their continued success in high school, college & adulthood. Trinity is a place rich in traditions that fosters a deep sense of community, spirituality, family values, love of learning and service to others. Trinity students are nurtured & developed to build a strong sense of intellectual curiosity and love of learning, as well as a strong sense of character and individuality. Each child is treated as a unique gift from God, with their own unique gifts, talents and qualities that they are to develop & share with the world to glorify God. They become proficient not only as strong, focused, respectful academic students, but also as positive, caring, conscientious & contributing members within their community. I have known many Trinity students over the years & I have repeatedly watched them blossom into intelligent, poised, polite, confident young adults who are very well-prepared for high school and who are a true joy to be around! They are very well-received when they apply to high schools & they often excel as leaders upon their arrival there. Trinity is a jewel & a blessing!

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
My husband & I cannot say enough AMAZING things about Trinity. We have been a part of the Trinity family for over 7 years w/ our 3 children & I would not send them anywhere else. They have developed into independent, caring, & well-rounded students. The teachers care and nurture for each student individually. The use of the outdoor classroom has been such a nice addition to the school. Additionally, my children are enjoying & learning so much w/ the use of the new iPads. The teachers have adopted the use of the iPads into the teachings to help make it fun and keep the kids excited about learning. My children have also enjoyed the bonds they have created w/ their classmates thru some of the sports offered at the school - track, cross country & basketball. The schools teaching of faith & values are incorporated throughout the day & are not limited to the religion classes. Trinity is the place for you if you want your children to grow into beautiful, caring members of society as well as develop a love for learning. If I had the choice to make today on where to send them for school - I would still pick Trinity.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2013
If you don't complain and dont care how your kid is treated - this is the school for you. Once you complain, your child is singled out and the response from the school is less then friendly. Glad I found out now so I can pull my kids out before it gets too late. The most recent reviews are not good.. speaks volumes..

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2013
Subpar Academics! Trinity Lifer but wish we had pulled our children. Second Grade and Fourth Grade were the best years and had the best teachers. Third Grade teachers are vindictive and target individual students. Middle school academics leaves students behind in high school especially in Math. Lots of homework "to prepare for high school" but not enough content. Most middle school teachers are more interested in controlling the students than in teaching them. Lots of bullying goes on in the middle school and administration doesn't care.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2013
Fantastic school! Academically challenging, with a safe, secluded authentic Catholic environment. Lots of parental involvement, and the teachers are the most qualified and caring we've encountered. Expensive, but worth every penny.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2013
Trinity was great - until 5th grade. The LA & SS teacher is horrible and the school does nothing about her. For years parents have been complaining and she has not changed a bit. She destoys kids confidence and does not seem to care. For some reason the school will not address any issues with her. Very, very disapointing that this one teacher is destroying a good school. We will not be returning next year.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2012
As a parent of an alumni and now a student in the school I am disappointed that the school has lost its spark. The teachers are nice but not on top of their "game". I don't feel like my child is getting the academics my older child got - the school is just tired. Also they seem to be letting in too many students with problems that disrupt learning in the class. The standards have been let down and it shows. I can't recommend this school to my friends anymore.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2012
This school meets all my expectations and more ! Couldn't have asked for anything more. We love this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2010
The educators are very well educated.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 20, 2010
I have visited Trinity many times and feel like I'm going home! What a nice school! Very oriented in learning and values.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 03, 2009
To go to work each day and know you have the chance to impact a child's life...it's the biggest responsibility...and the greatest joy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Trinity school is a great school for my sons. The teachers shape students rarely using time-out, they have more friendly methods to help and support students grow up each day. We love Trinity School!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
My daughter is in her sixth year at Trinity and we couldn't be happier. The school has unbelievably dedicated teachers who clearly love children. Their after care program (Trinity Extended Day or TED) is second to none. A wide array of sports, song and extracurricular activities round out a well structured academic program. The facilities include a state-of -the-art mobile computer lab and science labs and a large and modern media center. The school's beautiful wooded and secluded campus is truly the icing on the cake. I would recommend Trinity to any family who wants a safe, nurturing, Christian environment with a relevant academic program.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
We love Trinity because of the diversity, it represents the real world! Small class sizes and the family feel is very important~!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
We love Trinity school because of the way it caters to the development of the whole being with the attention to the spiritual side, which Lord knows we need. The campus itself is rather beautiful and peaceful and most conducive for studies. The operations are well organized and communication is just great.....I could go on and on but........

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
The teachers always have something positive to say about the children. And everyone is a walking example of Christ Jesus displaying love, kindness, and respect for others.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
Caring, competent, teachers and administrators. Beautiful campus and facilities. Respectful children who want to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
I love the fact that it is not a school with a principle, teachers and students....it is a family!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
Trinity School offers a great place for children to learn, meet challenges and develop their potential in a secure, christian campus environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
Trinity did a great job of preparing my children for high school.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
good education,good people, community atmosphere, beautiful school, and my kids actually love going to Trinity

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
It is a great learning environment with caring teachers and wonderful staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
It is a great educational environment and the children are very supportive of each other.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
It's a wonderful school that is motivating and enriching to students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
My daughter started Kindergarten at Trinity two weeks ago, and my husband and I are confident that we made the right choice. Her teachers are wonderful; she's excited about school; and the school's administration couldn't be more organized. Plus, the administration and teachers really care about the students. I am looking forward to watching my child blossom at Trinity.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Trinity provides a warm and loving environment where the children enjoy coming and love to learn. We provide a challenging curriculum full of hands-on activities. You couldn't find a better school anywhere!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 23, 2009
A traditional yet innovative Catholic School that truly treasures and values its students and their families.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
A wonderful environment for any child to grow in. Academics is excellent, and you are immediately made a vital part of the Trinity School Family. My daughter loves it and look forward to going to school every day. The ride home from school is full of the events of the day. This is a Great School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Trinity is a very nice Catholic School. The school promotes family. The school environment is family oriented. My daughters enjoy attending Trinity. They learn different things like culture from parents of thier classmates. Enough homework to keep the student busy. The school also handsout books during the summer period for students to practice from against next coming school year. The teachers and school administrators are terrific individual. Second year and no regret enrolling my daughters at Trinity School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Trinity is a great school! They not only teach academics but they also focus on kindness and caring for each student!! We love it here!!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
A great place for children to grow while loving to learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
New to Trinity, thus far my kids are very happy and excited.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Our daughter thrives at Trinity and we could not ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Words cannot describe how much I love Trinity School and how much I'm gratful for the school's help in educating my sons for life. They are becomming articulate, kind and compassionate young men. Absolutely priceless.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Value & Discipline & individual attention to students are few of the many reasons my kids go to Trinity. Children are taught to respect teachers, other students and property. Children are loved and respected by those in authority and the kids know that. Children are challenged to be their best and are recognized for the same. The curriculum is good and teachers help students advance.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
Trinity is the best!! It is a place where children learn to love learning!!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
One of the best schools for learning with Catholic and Christian values

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Excellent academics [good science program], healthy environment, mentoring, and great family support.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
We have been at Trinity School for 5 years now. Although it is challenging having three children in private school, Trinity School is worth every penny. Our three children LOVE school(really!!). The campus is beautiful and serene and safe, the academic environment is challenging yet fun, and the teachers are exceptional. They truly love their jobs and the children. The communication between the faculty/teachers and the parents is fantastic. I cannot imagine our children at any other school.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
A beautiful school with excellent teachers and academics. We feel part of a family.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Trinity school is almost like having a 2nd family. The teachers, students and parents rally together on a constant basis to make the school better academically, spiritually and a place where kids love learning.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Trinity School is Fantastic! My kids have thrived with a great education is a wonderful community. The Trinity Family is a special thing in our lives.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
At Trinity, children receive an academic education reinforced with Christian values. Trinity students are well-rounded, compassionate, intelligent children. We have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Trinity community.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
Great education, real community, every child is taught they are a gift from God.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
They turn out the best students, because they have the best teachers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 22, 2009
Trinity school, staff and facilities create a great place to grow and learn. Our kids are really thriving there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Trinity is a two time winner of the prestigious Blue Ribbon award from the US Department of Education! Trinity's mission is far reaching and encourages everyone to do their best - students, faculty, staff and parents!

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2009
It is a family, not a school, where children really learn to love learning and are taught not only skills for life, but values and morals.

- submitted by a teacher
July 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2008
Great School. My child just finished Kindergarten and it was the best experience. The school is very family oriented and the teachers are wonderful. All the students love the school and the staff. Students get evaluated often, so you don't get surprises on your child's performance. They have plenty of outside activities for you child. They have a diverse student body which is wonderful. Tuition is a little costly, but you get your money's worth and more. The schools is located in a wonderful location in Ellicott City, MD. They have a great onsight after care program for those who need the service .

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2008
I have found this school to exceed my expectations - the Kindergarten team is award winning; the staff is warming, caring, creative and challenging. My children have exceed the learning curve from day one w/ great one on one teaching when needed. The Trinity Family community is incredibly strong and welcoming. I could not imagine my children attending another school and neither could they.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2005
Quality of academic programs is outstanding. Students almost always do well on high school admission and placement tests and get into their first-choice HS, some with scholarships (2/4 in our family). Class size is about 20. Students have homerooms and change classes from Grade 1. Students' progress is monitored carefully. Students are tracked separately in math and language arts. Faculty keeps close contact with each other, the administration and parents, and are very responsive to concerns. Parents are often asked for input. Many extracurricular activities, especially athletics, performing arts, student government and religious (Catholic)and community service. Parents are encouraged to volunteer with athletic programs, advisory committees and other school activities. Morning coffees, class visits and parent association meetings give the parents an excellent chance to know the faculty and each other. Very family-oriented school. Tuition is pricey, but you get your money's worth, and there is a limited financial aid

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August 26, 2003
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Trinity School twice won the Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education. One of the school's major strengths is its commitment to a challenging, comprehensive curriculum offered in a personalized manner that invites the best from each student.

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Trinity School
4985 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City, MD  21043
(410) 744-1524
Last modified Trinity School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Trinity School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 69 reviews.