An announcement from the co-founder of Trinity Hall.
In 2010, a group of dedicated parents and supporters came together with a shared goal of establishing an independent all-girls high school in Monmouth County; an educational option considered long overdue by many. To confirm interest and feasibility, a professional educational consulting firm was hired to conduct a county-wide feasibility study which proved an overwhelming demand for a single-sex school to serve the young women of our region. Utilizing the working name Monmouth Girls Academy, the project gained much support and momentum demonstrated through the support of more than 2,100 families. As a result, in January 2012, the Board of Trustees proudly announced that the school is a go. In April, the school was appropriately named Trinity Hall.
Though independently governed, Trinity Hall’s mission purposely honors the values of Roman Catholicism – an objective valued by the school’s founders from the start. As a result, the school will assist in the spiritual, moral and integral formation of every student while maintaining high standards of academic excellence. Moreover, Trinity Hall will be a place designed especially for girls and the way they learn.
Opening in September 2013, Trinity Hall will be an innovative, independent college-preparatory all-girls high school in the Catholic tradition. In a technology-rich learning environment, a superior faculty and a challenging interdisciplinary curricular program will foster leadership, respect, perseverance and faith. Unique and exciting co-curricular learning opportunities will accommodate a diverse, yet a collectively passionate, creative and caring student body. The young women of Trinity Hall will be empowered to take risks, pursue personal passions, network globally and grow as learners - and as valued individuals.
The school will enroll a Freshman class only in 2013-2014, and a new class will be added each year until a full high school program is offered in 2016-17. A formal ‘declaration of interest’ opportunity will be made available this summer for families with daughters entering Grade 9 in September 2013. By declaring interest, families will receive an individual meeting with school leadership, application reminders, as well as specific school and enrollment updates leading up to the opening school year.
Currently, the search for an appropriate and inspiring site for the school is underway. With help from various advisers and professionals, the Trustees have identified several potential buildings and lots - some of which are being actively pursued. The search has been widespread throughout a centralized region of the county; this was indicated as an important factor by many responders of the feasibility report.
In the meantime, Trinity Hall’s Board of Trustees are amidst a search for the Founding Head of School, the galvanizing leadership figure within the school and greater community, providing both internal and external executive leadership. In addition, the Trustees have recently completed two regional information sessions – in Rumson and in Eatontown – with help from many valued volunteers. Additional outreach events will be scheduled in the coming months.
The “Founding Families” – students and their parents who will populate the first four class years of Trinity Hall – are essential to the success of this project. These enthusiastic and confident young women will have the opportunity to shape the culture, traditions and spirit of Trinity Hall – a leadership experience from the very beginning.
To be added to Trinity Hall’s distribution list for school updates and announcements, families are encouraged to visit the school Web site.