Mission and Philosophy

We believe that true success comes from discovering your unique path.

The strength of Trinity is its community. This supportive and nurturing environment sets us apart. Mutual respect and appreciation of individuality unite our student body. We recognize and celebrate the differences among students, allowing every individual to feel a sense of belonging.

At Trinity, students have the freedom to pursue their passions within a safe and dynamic educational environment. They are challenged through a robust academic curriculum that prepares them for success in college and for a life of meaning and purpose in an ever-changing world. The fine arts program allows students to create and share their talents through a variety of visual and performing arts offerings. Trinity’s athletic program includes 40 teams and 22 sports where students are challenged physically, while also learning the importance of hard work, discipline, respect, cooperation and commitment. Students can engage in co-curriculars for their mind, body, and spirit through the various club offerings, community service opportunities, and our Outdoor Program.

Trinity students learn to be part of something bigger than themselves with the care and support of teachers, coaches, administrators, parents and peers. This combination of guidance and opportunity allows students to grow and thrive while they discover their path.

Co-educational with grades 8 through 12, Trinity became the first school in the Richmond Metropolitan Area to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, an international standard of excellence emphasizing a mix of intellectual challenge, intercultural understanding and respect, and independent research. 


Our charge is to challenge Trinity students to discover their paths, develop their talents and strengthen their character within a dynamic academic community.


At Trinity Episcopal School we believe in:
  • providing challenging academics that inspire students to become engaged learners
  • practicing honor and service
  • celebrating the unique potential within each student
  • treating each other with trust and respect
  • fostering partnerships among students, parents, faculty, administrators and staff as colleagues in the process of education
  • integrating life into learning and learning into life
Realizing that freedom and individual growth occur best within an environment of order and mutual respect, Trinity Episcopal School abides by codes of honor and conduct. We expect students, faculty, parents, administrators and staff to respect the integrity of the community, to act responsibly and to support one another for the betterment of each individual and of the entire school.

Trinity is Richmond’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. We embrace the ideals of the IB diploma programme, which prepare our students for an unknowable future by providing them with an adaptive set of intellectual, interpersonal, and future-ready skills, and an international perspective. We also affirm our Episcopal identity, our broad and balanced program across arts, academics, athletics, and co-curriculars, and our steadfast focus on high-school-aged students.