I have been an active parent at Trintiy Academy in Caldwell, NJ for many years. My oldest son is 21 and my youngest is 13. Both boys have had awesome experiences and terrific educations at Trinity. It is a school where the staff members take the time to educate and get to know each of the students. It is very important to our family that our children are in a safe environment that strives for excellence in education. It is very comforting to me as I drop my son off in the morning that he Loves going to school and feels that he plays an important role in his Trinity Academy Family. Congratulations Trinity Academy and Keep up the good work!!
I am a proud teacher at Trinity. Like all schools we face challenges and issues, but my student population is what keeps me waking up everyday with a smile on my face, ready to run to work! Having worked in both public school and now in the private sector, I have learned so much from my students, their parents and the amazing family bonds here. Students at Trinity greet everyone with a smile, a kind word. They hold doors and include one another. That is not to say we do not have our share of problems or that our children are perfect, but it speaks to the character of our teachers and our expectations. Practice what you teach and children will follow your lead. Why not 5 stars? Because we are not perfect, but we have a dedicated and loving staff here. I feel awful that some people have had a bad experience, however, many times those people need to look at their own actions and reactions and make sure that they are not the ones that may be being unreasonable. I love the parents here, they are compassionate and always willing to help. We all have experienced bad apples, and apples never fall from the tree. You cannot make all of the people happy all of the time, but we sure do try.
My children have all attended Trinity Academy. The leadership is poor and the school is run by a few, forceful, parents. The curriculum is stale, the books and syllabus have not been changed for the last 17 years I have had children attend the school. The language program is non-existant and they don't care. The school will utilize Rosetta Stone for grades k-8 this fall. This can not replace the benefit of having a spanish teacher , but Trinity seems to lack the ability to recruit & attract a good teacher. The junior high grades are weak. The leadership claims that the students are smart and go on to scholarships at prep schools. I agree, the students are very smart, but unchallenged and sometimes unprepared for prep High school.
My son is in the fifth grade at trinity and he is being taught algebra,
My son graduated Trinity Academy in 2003. He was in advanced math and did not touch on algebra until the middle of 8th grade. Thankfully, he was quite bright in math and was able to learn what he needed to know and catch up in high school becomming number 1 in his math graduating class. My daughter left at the end of 6th grade. She also was behind in her math skills and not being the student my son was, had to have a tutor . The primary grades are fine but not middle school years. Now I have a 6 year old and am looking at Trinity for first grade as I am committed to Catholic school education. I am having a hard time deciding if I should homeschool her or have her attend Trinity for grades 1-4, then homeschool. I do not like the public schools and their agenda but am not too thrilled with Trinity after grade 4.
im in the 8th grade here. its a really good school! its challenging and there are lots of nice people. sure, there are some bad people, but that is going to be in every school you go to. i say that more people should go here. its really amazing
I am also a student at Trinity Acedemy. Currently, I am in the eighth grade there. I have been here since Kindergarten, and it is a wonderful school! Many people in my class say that the school is not that great, but that is only because they do not understand the unity and bond between the students. My school is great with helping people strive to get into whatever high school they want, and in the process, it lets the students bloom into beautiful people who are good friends and great students. Here, we learn about different subjects like English, Spanish, and my favorite, Math, and each teacher helps us to understand the material and can even stay after school with someone who is falling behind. Ignore the negative reviews about Trinity. It is a great school! If you are interested in the school, you should go to an open house and get to know the school. That way, you know more about the school than what you would learn off the internet.
The recently completed graduation ceremony of this school was nothing more than a self serving "Dog and Pony" show. Without as much as acknowledging the the acceptances to the high schools for any student unless there was a scholarship. Many students, parents and families left appalled, disappointed and hurt after years of commitment to this school.
I am a student in the junior high at Trinity Academy. It is some-what challenging, but other than that, the school has gotten to be very bad over the years. There are not many students, and some of the teachers favor certain students. In gym class, the teacher dislikes everyone besides a few certain people, and is very mean. Also, some students pick on other students. I would recommend not sending a child here. It is terrible.
the school was really great to begin with but later on in the years it's gotten to be not so great. A majority of the teachers are great in junior high but there's one who's not a very good teacher. But besides that I think the only real problem are the other students. None of the adults notice how rude they can be to one another. Also, it seems like the boys are more favorited when it comes to sports. They seem to be treated better than the girls are.
Trinity Academy in Caldwell is an excellent choice, for parents looking for a parochial school in the Caldwell/ Essex Fells area. They have an outstanding administration and very committed educational staff. It is a well run facility.
phenomenal school extremely tight knit academic community students are indicative of the well grounded values that the school espouses
A very rare gem. Teachers are there for the children and not the salary. Academically challenged and extra curricular activities are competitive.
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