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About Trinity Episcopal School

Founded: 2000 by a group of visionaries who laid the foundation for a school designed to nurture a racially, economically, and religiously diverse community of learners that strives for academic excellence & spiritual development.

Location: Trinity is located in the First Ward Garden District of Charlotte’s Center City. It is the only urban independent school in Charlotte. Over 50% of Trinity students live within five miles of our campus. 

School Leadership: Imana Sherrill, Head of School; Amy Colaco, Board of Trustees Chair

Accreditation: Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS); Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS); National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) and AdvancEd. Trinity Episcopal School is a fully participating member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS).

Grades: K-8

Tuition ('23-24): K-5 $22,605; Gr. 6-8 $24,312

Tuition Assistance ('22-23): 26% of students (excludes tuition remission)

Tuition Assistance Awarded: $2 million


About Our Program

Progressive, hands-on workshop approach to curriculum including Reader’s Workshop, Writer’s Workshop, Investigations Math, Illustrative Math, and StoryPath.

Technology integration with Chromebooks (1:1 for Gr. 4-8), iPads, and MacBooks

Collaborative and process-focused differentiated learning

K-8 service-learning curriculum and partnerships

K-8 garden curriculum

Faith Studies including Bible lessons and study of world religions.

Weekly enrichment classes including Healthful Living (PE and Wellness), Visual Arts, Spanish, and Music

K-8 Performing Arts Programs

About Our Community

Enrollment ('22-23): 440

Staculty: 50 faculty, 38 administrative, Trinity Extended Day, and support staff

Class Size: 22:2 (K-2), 24:2 (3-5), 18:1 (6-8)

Gender of Students: 55% girls, 45% boys

Ethnic/Racial Identification:

  • 9% African American
  • <1% Asian American
  • 11% Latino/Hispanic American
  • <1% Middle Eastern American
  • 6% Multiracial American
  • 67% White/European American
  • 7% Not Reported

Religious Affiliation:

  • <1% Baha’i Faith
  • 2% Baptist
  • 11% Catholic
  • 23% Christian
  • 14% Episcopalian
  • <1% Interdenominational
  • 1% Jewish
  • 1% Lutheran
  • 6% Methodist
  • <1% Mormon
  • <1% Muslim
  • 3% Non-denominational
  • 11% Presbyterian
  • 1% Protestant
  • <1% Unitarian
  • 26% Not Specified

About Student Life

Weekly events: Greet the Week (Mondays); K-8 Chapel (Fridays); grade-level chapels (bi-weekly)

Community Life Groups: 12 Tribes of Trinity (Gr. 3-5); Koinonia (Middle School)

Student Groups and Clubs: Chess Club, Girls on the Run, Let Me Run, MathCats, Odyssey of the Mind, Lower and Middle School Affinity Groups, Middle School Speech and Debate Team, Middle School Mock Trial Team, Trinity Ambassadors (Middle School), Honor Council (Middle School)

Middle School Athletics:

  • Fall: Girls' Volleyball, Cross Country, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Tennis
  • Winter - Boys' and Girls' Basketball
  • Spring: Boys' Tennis, Track and Field, Girls' Soccer, Golf

What is an independent school?

Independent schools are nonprofit private schools that are independent in philosophy: each is driven by a unique mission. They are also independent in the way they are managed and financed: each is governed by an independent board of trustees and each is primarily supported through tuition payments and charitable contributions. They are accountable to their communities and are accredited by state-approved accrediting bodies.

(Source: National Association of Independent Schools)