"We are best known for vibrant learning community."
Students enrolled 369
Hours no info
School leader Robert Littlejohn
Transportation options None
Type Religious
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10224 Baileywick Road
Raleigh, NC 27613

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April 28, 2014
I am a former student. This is my attempt at an objective view of my experience at Trinity. The staff I loved, theater-Ms.D, chemistry-Mrs.H, Mr.B-humanities. The material was interesting and I was encouraged to question and learn. However, the social environment was the worst environment I have ever experienced. I was bullied, put down, made fun of, and made to feel worthless every single day by the other students-specifically 2 girls. The loneliness was unbearable. The staff saw and did nothing. Except for Mr.B-who stood up for me once. I never once saw them standing up for my emotional and mental safety, even when it happened right before their eyes and as I watched them watch it unfold, desperate for their support. I have never felt so let down by the adults in my life. As a student, I felt suicidal for awhile, helpless to change my situation, even as I tried my best to resolve the interpersonal problems between the students and I. It has taken me quite a few years to get over the bulk of my anger. It still deeply bothers me. While perhaps specific to my class, these problems were never addressed nor resolved. The education was great, but I would NEVER send my child here.

- submitted by a community member
January 27, 2014
As a student I was very impressed with the staff and the quality of education. The two biggest issues I had with this school was the lack of buildings and the upper school principle who seemed like a totalitarian dictator who regularly abused his power and seemed to enjoy putting us students "in our place." However the head master was the best.

- submitted by a community member
January 22, 2014
Outstanding academic, spiritual, social and athletic programs! Love the lower school! The teachers and lower school administration are top-notch- really caring and committed to the growth and development of my children. I can't imagine ever leaving this jewel of a community!

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2013
We have two teenagers at Trinity and they have both been there since kindergarten. Both of my children have thrived at Trinity. Was it always roses? no,but no school is perfect. We have found that both the teachers and the faculty know and love our kids! They make a point to build relationships. This is a college prep school that offers a great honors program, superior arts programs and great athletics. The athletic program is fantastic! Every coach treats the players with love and respect, teaching them sports and the game of life. Both of my kids are involved in school; prefects, athletics, drama, music, tutoring other students, and volunteering their time at Camp Trinity each summer. You truly get out of school what you put in. If you plan on turning over your children and abdicating any responsibility for their education and personal growth, then I can see how some reviewers would be unhappy with the way things turned out for their kids. This is a GREAT school - we love it and will continue to support Trinity Academy until our students graduate.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
We are a new family at Trinity, and really have enjoyed our year so far. Trinity's reputation as a great school that prepares your child for college is well known, but I had no idea how warm and inviting the community that exists here would be. My child is in the upper school, and all of his teachers seem to be well-educated, engaging, Christian teachers who really care about their students. Mr. Pond (the Upper School Head/Principal) checks in frequently with us to ensure that our "Trinity experience" has been a good one, and my child already feels so connected to the teachers and him. The only weird thing I've noticed is that there seems to be some negativity among the ladies that work in the main office. I'm not sure why, nor do I seek to get involved with gossip (and there is some), but there is a definite air of tension present between them that you can feel when you are in that building. I hope that changes, since they all seem like nice people. Overall, we love Trinity and would recommend it to anyone who wants a great experience for their children.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2013
Terrible - concerned more with $'s than the actual kids that go to the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2013
After 4 years at this school, we have been so impressed and grateful! Teachers and Administration Team is extremely supportive and passionate caring for our children. Our children have wonderful and kind classmates that want the best for each other. Best of all, our children love going to school!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2013
Trinity is the best school in the area for preparing your child for college academically. My oldest felt their first semester in college was a breeze after graduating from this fine school. Our experience in the with the upper school finds the teachers willing to work with your student requiring only the child pursue them as needed. I have seen the teachers go the extra mile to make themselves available and willing to meet the students where they are. The college adviser is just absolutely outstanding. Our experience with this school has not been perfect but no school run by people could ever be perfect. Simply outstanding in all regards!

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2013
What a great school! We are a new family and just finished our first semester. We had heard that the upper school (Trinity calls its middle and high school "upper school") would be hard, but everyone here from Courtney and Anita in admissions, to the great teachers in my child's classrooms to the wonderful Mr. Pond, who oversees everything in the upper school Principal, have given us the best educational experience of our lives. Dr. Littlejohn, who is the Head of School, is a visionary leader and an expert in classical and Christian education. I don't know why anyone would send their children to other schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2012
Professional faculty in a loving Christian environment. Strong academic program. Our family loves this school!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2012
Our child attended Trinity for a year and we were very excited for our child to be a part of the school. However, after the first year we realized Trinity Is not the school we thought it would be We found some of the teachers and administrators to be insensitive, even cold when dealing with some children and parents. The school leaders seem to be more concerned with the school image than with than with the needs of the students. We are very disappointed with the school and will not be returning.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
With much thought and with disappointment I have decided to voice my views of Trinity Academy. I saw a situation at Trinity that truly cut me to my heart. My initial view of Trinity was one of high respect! However, I believe the true color of the school (and the administration) shone through when a tough situation arose. In trying to protect children and families, I can only say that I believe Trinity did not display Christian attitudes when they were faced with a difficult situation. What I saw was decisions being made to appease adults and not out of a true concern for the best interest of the children. I did not see any convincing sign of a Christian response. The teacher and school leadership did not handle the matter with dignity or with any true concern for the families involved. Communications were less than poor, families were shut out (when it involved their children) and the voices of the ones who counted the most (the children) were not heard! I was an advocate for Trinity...telling everyone I knew about how great the school was. I will not be able to say that to anyone again. Actually, I am compelled to recommend against a family attending Trinity Academy.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2011
We have a kindergarten student at Trinity and we have been thrilled with everything about this school. He initially began kindergarten at a magnet school in July and was completely overwhelmed by the chaos. He had almost daily crying spells, was waking up at 4 am worrying about school, and frequently asked if he could quit school, despite his teacher's valiant efforts to help him adjust. We decided to pull him out so he could start at Trinity on time at the end of August, and he is a different child here! Not one tear shed, not one complaint, and he was upset that he couldn't go to school on Labor Day! The magnet school is a good school, but it was not a good choice for our child. If your child thrives on routine, order, a peaceful classroom, and academics, then Trinity is a perfect choice. The Christian education is icing on the cake, reinforcing what he's learning at home, Sunday School, and church. I cannot say enough positive things about Trinity. It is worth every penny of tuition to ask him, "How was school today?" and hear, "It was great! I loved it!" every single day.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2011
After two years at Trinity Academy, our family is thrilled with the school. Our daughter is very happy and seems to be thriving is this loving academic enviornment. She is working hard but having fun. Her teacher is extraordinarily passionate about teaching! The community is caring and quick to support those in need. I would highly recommend Trinity Academy!

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2011
We transferred to Trinity from another north Raleigh private school two years ago and are so thankful we did! Teachers and administrators are caring and committed. Our children are learning at an incredible pace and are being challenged with a rigorous curriculum. Best decision we ever made for our children!

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
This is our 3rd year at Trinity. I have yet to be disappointed. I have found the academics to be impressive, the teachers supportive and kind, and the administration to be friendly, welcoming, intelligent and caring. The best thing I could ever say is that my children are truly happy here. They really feel loved, encouraged, supported and safe. I could not ask for more!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2011
It saddens me that a school has to build their reputation through marketing & pr instead of real parents/students/community. How interesting of a time (the week of open house) that the below response was added by a "parent". I think that this website is a wonderful avenue for parents & students to voice their experiences -- whether that be positive or negative -- about a school. It just needs to be honest! Obviously, the below post is trying to sway parents away from the public school system & enter their private institution. Because why? They are losing students to an otherwise superior-run system. Communication at this school is awful! My child who attended classes there was bullied by other students in front of the teacher & nothing was done OR communicated by them. If you need to go into the front office -- no one is ever there! Good luck trying to get in touch with someone on the phone as well! Its simply a poorly-run school and is NOT worth the money. You are better off with the many magnet school options, St. Timothy's, etc. ANYTHING but this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2011
The WORST experience at any school my child has ever attended. Pretentious, supercilious, nastiest attitudes among the educators and administrators that I have ever encountered. The teachers were under-prepared, ill-equipped and non-communicative! With regards to their curriculum, although highly boasted as exceptional, it is nothing more than handouts printed off of a website. Saxon Math?! Google it you are better off homeschooling than forking out the tuition cost. While eerily pleasant at first, we witnessed boorish and backbiting behavior from several of the staff members gossiping about other parents! THE families that help support the school & help pay their salaries! Truly awful! Is that where you want to invest time, money & your child s education? Don't be fooled. They will teach your children how to live like self-entitled, self-serving individuals with no mindset besides their own hypocritical way.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2010
Outstanding educational model. My child graduated with a significant merit scholarship and is enrolled in a top national university. Without a Trinity education, I feel certain these opportunities would not have been possible.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2010
How many times do we look at reviews and think "wow"! - Either good or bad, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The main focus of us as parents is to collect our own facts, actually watch the interaction with the parents, teachers and students and form our individual opinion. That being said, Trinity Academy is more that "trailers", the money is focused on the student body and attracting the best talent to enhance our children's educational environment. We have loved every minute of Trinity. We have two kids and at least once a week, they have thanked us for enrolling them at Trinity. Sure, there are ups and downs, but that is exactly what life is. The leadership at Trinity acknowledges this and are trying to equip our children with the most current techniques available. I truly believe that Trinity is a school worth "looking inside" at

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2010
Excellent academics, strong Christian community.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2009
Outstanding curriculum, quality leadership and instruction and happy children.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
I'm a parent of two children at Trinity and it's been a wonderful experience. The academic advancement of my kids is light years ahead of their public school friends, as well as some who go to other local private schools. They have adored every teacher and have made many dear friends in this close-knit community. It is a rigorous curriculum with very high standards, and certainly not every child will thrive there. But for those looking for a school that seamlessly melds a classical education model with solid Christian principles, give Trinity a look.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
This is a good school overall, but probably not for everyone. You should definitely visit and have your student visit to make sure it fits your family's needs. We found it a bit evangelical or fundamentalist, but also think it has a good curriculum and they seem to really care about spiritual & intellectual growth. People seem to either love or hate it (not much middle ground) & those who hate it don't stay. So, you want to make sure it's right for your needs so you end up with a school that you love.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2009
I know of no school in the area that better combines a rigorous academic curriculum with Christian worldview and cultural engagement. My two children have together been enrolled for 19 years between them, with great experience, and so we highly recommend this community of learning.

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August 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 03, 2009
We have a rising senior and our oldest graduated in 2007. We have been VERY pleased with our sons' academic, social, physical, and spiritual growth. To get at the heart of why I believe TAR is one of the best schools in Raleigh, my rabbit trail is below. The undeclared/underlying philosophical context in all PUBLIC SCHOOLS is atheistic humanism. It was time for our family to change the context. We found TAR to be welcoming, academically rigorous, and affordable. We were thrilled with the academic challenges to our boys who had previously coasted in public schools. Seeing their Christian faith encouraged, rather than seditiously undermined gave me great peace. Spend a day at TAR. Yes, you may see human beings doing things imperfectly students, teachers and staff. However, you will also see a truly nurturing, Christian environment. That has made all the difference in my sons education.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2009
My kids have attended Trinity for a combined 18 years and we are extremely pleased with the education, culture, and leadership of the school. I'm mystified by an earlier parent's characterization of Trinity as unwelcoming. Compared to my own school experience, Trinity stands out in how the students are good to each other and welcoming of new students. Also, while Trinity is a Christian school, doesn't have a narrow code of behavior or doctrine and is welcoming to Catholics and Pentacostals alike. It truly represents a model Christian private school, and I couldn't be prouder to have my children there.

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no rating August 01, 2009
Two of my sons have attended Trinity Academy of Raleigh, and both have become great and grateful supporters of both the academic curriculum, the quality of mentoring the teachers offer, and the spirit of authentic Christianity that governs the rules on Campus. No wonder that most of the Trinity Alumni are today on the Dean's List in their respective Universities.

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March 26, 2009
Wonderful curriculm, excellent teachers. Best of all, happy children

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Trinity Academy Of Raleigh
10224 Baileywick Road, Raleigh, NC  27613
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Trinity Academy Of Raleigh Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews.