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Trinity School

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139 West 91st Street New York NY 10024 United States
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The academics at Trinity were challenging. Teachers were demanding, and expected anywhere from 5-8 hours of work per week outside of the classroom. The strongest academic departments at Trinity were definitely in the Humanities. Classics, English/Writing, and History were all very strong. The Math department is also excellent with respect to teaching, but is flawed in that there is a limited amount of courses taught. Sciences at Trinity are a weakness, and for students interested in Engineering, there probably better choices. Classes are generally small, anywhere from 10-17, and teachers are always willing to meet with you outside the classroom. The facilities are suitable, but unspectacular. The Middle School is very new, and the Lower School is old in a very charismatic and aesthetically pleasant way, but the High School is old. Exams were a relatively small part of the teaching process. Each class had 45 minute tests about every 3 weeks, and there were no midterm examinations.

College Counseling

College Counseling is an odd process at Trinity. There are so many students who have....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

Admissions at Trinity is selective. I believe it had around a 33% acceptance rate. Lower....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

The neighborhood around Trinity has improved in leaps and bounds since the 1990's. The gentrification of the upper Upper West Side has helped Trinity's neighborhood immensely. There are plenty of delis and restaurants for students to get lunch. Lunch at school is poor, but is required for all students to purchase. Many students leave the building to get lunch. The buildings in Trinity are under constant renovation and miniature improvements. The computer lab has brand new computers for the most part. The library is very bright and dreamy, with lots of windows and sunlight. Trinity has modern science labs, and....

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