Palmer Trinity School

Infobox School | name = Palmer Trinity School

|Palmer Trinity School

type = Private
established = 1991 (when Palmer School (founded in 1973) and Trinity Episcopal School (founded in 1981) merged)
enrollment = approx. 600
free_label = Colors
Mascot
free_text = Blue and gold
Falcons
location = Palmetto Bay, FL, USA
website = http://www.palmertrinity.org

Palmer Trinity School is an independent, college prep, coeducational Episcopal day school located on 54 acres in Palmetto Bay (a Miami suburb).

History

Palmer Trinity School was formed in 1991 when Palmer School (founded in 1973) and Trinity Episcopal School (founded in 1981) merged. The school currently enrolls 600 students in grades 6-12. Palmer Trinity is the only Episcopal Middle and Upper School in Miami-Dade County. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Florida Council of Independent Schools.

PTS Today

Palmer-Trinity is a global school with many foreign nations represented in the student body.

In 1997, the school introduced its Wireless Laptop Computer Program which allowed students access to Internet resources from anywhere on campus. Technology is infused throughout the curriculum. Many textbooks are on CD Rom or available on the Internet.

Over the past five years, the school has developed an involved approach to the curriculum. The Interdisciplinary Initiative Program encourages student-centered interdisciplinary education by offering recognition to students in good academic standing who participate in specifically designated courses of study characterized by academic rigor, collaborative teaching and learning styles, and carefully integrated curricula. Two such interdisciplinary initiative programs are now offered and were crafted with input from students.

Palmer Trinity is the one of the only schools in the United States of America to have a study abroad program for sophomores. Sophomores can study in Sydney, Australia for the Spring Term or Salamanca,Spain for the Fall Term. The Australians spend the Fall Term at Palmer Trinity and the Spaniards spend the Spring Term. Study abroad programs are also available at the Island School in Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Palmer-Trinity is a global school with many foreign nations represented in the student body.In 1997, the school introduced its Wireless Laptop Computer Program which allowed students access to Internet resources from anywhere on campus. Technology is infused throughout the curriculum. Many textbooks are on CD Rom or available on the Internet.

Over the past five years, the school has developed an involved approach to the curriculum. The Interdisciplinary Initiative Program encourages student-centered interdisciplinary education by offering recognition to students in good academic standing who participate in specifically designated courses of study characterized by academic rigor, collaborative teaching and learning styles, and carefully integrated curricula. Two such interdisciplinary initiative programs are now offered and were crafted with input from students.Palmer Trinity is the one of the only schools in the United States of America to have a study abroad program for sophomores. Sophomores can study in Sydney, Australia for the Spring Term or Salamanca,Spain for the Fall Term. The Australians spend the Fall Term at Palmer Trinity and the Spaniards spend the Spring Term. Study abroad programs are also available at the Island School in Eleuthera, Bahamas. Palmer also has an exchange program in Japan in March.


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