Trinity Preparatory School

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Trinity Preparatory School
Trinity logo1.jpg
Location
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Coordinates 28°36′40″N 81°16′15″W / 28.611109°N 81.270761°W / 28.611109; -81.270761
Latitude and Longitude:

28°36′40″N 81°16′15″W / 28.611109°N 81.270761°W / 28.611109; -81.270761
Information
Type Private
MottoAd astra per aspera - To the stars through difficulties
Religious affiliation(s) Episcopal
Established1968
FounderRev. Canon A. Rees Hay
Head of schoolByron Lawson
Faculty79
Number of students845
Student to teacher ratio11:1
Campus Suburban, 100 acres (0.40 km2)
Color(s)     Navy
     Gold
     White
Mascot Saint
Tuition$22,990 (2019-2020)
Website

Trinity Preparatory School of Florida is an independent college preparatory day-school for students in grades 6 to 12, located in Winter Park, a suburb of Orlando. It is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools. [1]

History

Trinity Prep was founded in 1966 by community members throughout central Florida under the leadership of the late Reverend Canon A. Rees Hay to create a competitive and academically rigorous secondary school. Its initial enrollment was 173 students in 1968. [2]

Academics and Faculty

Upper school students are required to complete 22 credits in order to graduate, in English, mathematics, foreign languages, social studies, science, fine arts, computer science, life management, and physical education. [3]

Trinity Preparatory School has 96 degree holding faculty members. Over 60 have earned at least a Master's degree in their field and 5 have doctorates. There is an 11:1 student to faculty ratio, and the average class size is 17 students in the 2019-20 school year.

Trinity Prep's Class of 2019 had 30 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship as high scorers, and 17 students as National Merit semifinalists, more than any other school in Central Florida.[ citation needed] [4]

One hundred percent (100%) of Trinity Prep students go on college after graduation, and $12 million is awarded annually in merit and athletic scholarships.

Athletics

In 2019-20, Trinity Prep offered 59 sports teams on the varsity, junior varsity, and middle school levels in 18 different sports. During the fall, teams participate in bowling, cross country, football, golf, swimming and diving, and volleyball. In the winter, team play is offered in basketball and soccer, with baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, and weightlifting rounding out the spring season.

Trinity Prep generally falls under the 2A size classification but competes in both 1A and 3A as well. Trinity Prep won the FHSAA All-Sports Award for Class 2A in 2002-03 and for Class 2A Private in 2003-04 and 2010-11. The All-Sports Award is awarded to the top-rated athletics program in each size classification in a given year.

The Girls Varsity Softball team has won three state championships.[ citation needed]

On January 16, 2013, it was announced that Mike Kruczek had been appointed Head Varsity Football Coach.[ citation needed]

The Boys Cross Country team has won eight state championships (1996, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016).[ citation needed]

The Saints, as Avery Creek Running Club in red, Leading the Pack at NXNSE

Fine Arts

Among the notable alumni that are working on Broadway:

Denee Benton [5](2010), Amanda LaMotte (2007) [6] Julia Clift [7]

Rivalries

The Saints' traditional rival, Lake Highland Prep, has recently been replaced by other area schools that have remained in Trinity's size classification. Among these schools are The First Academy of Orlando and Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy of Melbourne.

Newspaper

The Trinity Voice is Trinity's student news publication. It features articles ranging from current events topics and school news to pop culture.[ citation needed]

In 2020, The Trinity Voice was awarded one of the seven best high school publications in Florida by the Florida Scholastic Press Association.

Speech and Debate

Trinity Prep's speech and debate team is nationally recognized for their performances. Notable competitors include National Champions Lalee Ibssa, Miles Saffran, and Justin Graham, as well as National Runner-Up Nat Saffran.

Recognition

Trinity Preparatory School is ranked No.1 private high school, No.1 high school for STEM, No.1 Christian high school, and No. 2 college prep private high school in the Orlando area by Niche. [8] In 2019, Trinity Prep was voted a top private school for grades 9-12 as well as grades 6-8 in the Orlando Magazine "Best of Orlando 2019." [9]

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-07-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link) [1]
  2. ^ Economic Research Institute - Nonprofit Organization Information
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2011-07-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  4. ^ "Trinity Preparatory School Admission Viewbook".
  5. ^ Palm, Matthew J. "Central Floridian Denée Benton among 2017 Tony Award nominees". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  6. ^ http://www.playbill.com/searchpage/search?q=Amanda+LaMotte&qasset=00000150-ac87-d16d-a550-ecbf92ea0002
  7. ^ https://huffingtonpost.com/author/julia-clift
  8. ^ "Trinity Preparatory School Rankings". Archived from the original on 2020-01-14.
  9. ^ "Orlando Magazine Best of 2019".

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