All-Girls High School Trinity Hall Opens in Monmouth County

Middletown, NJ — For more than 50 years, young men in Monmouth and Ocean Counties have had the choice to attend a local all-boys high school. Now young women finally have that option too. Trinity Hall, an independent, all-girls high school in the Catholic tradition, opened its doors today, Sept. 4, to students from 23 towns in Monmouth County. This Leadership Class will attend classes at Trinity Hall’s temporary location of Croydon Hall, 900 Leonardville Road in Leonardo until a permanent location is finalized and announced. 

Although the school’s opening has been generating recent buzz, the founders have been working on this project for several years.

“The creation of Trinity Hall has been an incredibly huge project with a tremendous amount of time and energy devoted to it,” said Victoria Gmelich, co-founder. “But to see the doors opening with our inaugural class has proven more than worth the effort. I am truly proud of all the girls and their families committed to our vision, and I look forward to them reaping the benefits of all that Trinity Hall has to offer, especially the expertise of the faculty and the innovative curriculum.”

“After working on this project for so many years it’s hard to believe opening day is finally here,” said Mairead Clifford, co-founder. “I feel incredibly proud of all the hard work that has gone into making this dream a reality and grateful to those who have taken this historic step with us.”

The school’s founders, Victoria and Justin Gmelich, and Mairead and Sean Clifford, continue to work on Trinity Hall development. Despite the excitement of the first day of school, Victoria Gmelich noted that the project is far from over.

“While we are off to a successful start we are certainly looking toward the future. We are working diligently to secure and develop a permanent site with all the amenities a top-notch preparatory school will need.”

Trinity Hall is hosting Open House events on Oct. 5 and Nov. 2. Interested families are encouraged to attend. Applications will be available at the Open House events for the 2014-2015 school year, grades 9 and 10.


Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students: Trinity Hall admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.