In the Catholic Tradition
Trinity Hall is a private independent school in the Roman Catholic tradition, assisting in the spiritual, moral and integral formation of the student while maintaining high standards of academic excellence.
“We use the term ‘Catholic tradition’ because our tradition is Catholic: our Masses and prayer services all hold to the tradition of the Catholic faith, in a richly diverse community where ALL persons are accepted, affirmed and appreciated.”
– Head of School Mary Sciarrillo
God is especially revealed in the mystery of the human person, “created in the image and likeness of God.” A Trinity Hall education is concerned with the total formation of each student as an individual personally loved by God. The objective of a Trinity Hall education is to assist in the fullest possible development of all of the God-given talents of each individual person as a member of the human community.
Trinity Hall’s curriculum includes theology, ethics, spirituality and service that is grounded in the Catholic tradition but designed to expand the students’ knowledge and understanding of all faiths. Religious standards are not imposed on any student, faculty, or other member of the Trinity Hall community.
- This area of study promotes critical thinking and informed reflection on theology and religion that seeks to provide an integrated approach to faith as the foundation of daily living. Students develop familiarity with the basic content of – and modes of scholarly inquiry into – selected theological and religious systems, including forms of religious ethics, and develop productive intellectual attitudes to guide them in their search.
- To assist in the formation of the balanced person, individual theology courses are related to one another within a well-planned educational program; every aspect of school life contributes to the total development of each individual person.
- Since the truly human is found only in relationships with others that include attitudes of respect, love, and service, Trinity Hall education stresses – and assists in developing – the role of each individual as a member of the human community. Students, teachers and all members of the educational community are encouraged to build a solidarity with others that transcends race, culture or religion. At Trinity Hall, good manners are expected; the atmosphere is one in which all can live and work together in understanding and love, with respect for all men and women as children of God.
- Developing a student’s ethical awareness, reflection and decision-making ability is central to our Core Curriculum. Ethics enables a student to use specific capacities and skills to make moral decisions. Students develop, demonstrate and act out their ethical abilities. This occurs as a student learns to recognize when situations call for ethical judgment, and to use the language and distinctions of ethics to respond properly to those situations.
Spirituality and Service
- Retreat Program: Trinity Hall is committed to the spiritual formation of the young women who walk through our doors. Our retreat program is imbued with the Ignatian idea of cura personalis, care of the individual, in mind. The program will evolve and expand to meet the spiritual needs of our students.
- Service: Community service is part of the fabric of Trinity Hall. Awareness of all of humanity is incorporated throughout the curriculum and a commitment to help those in need will be part of every student’s experience.