Friday, January 18, 2013
Ken Santos is girls' varsity coach at RBC
In their sprint to throw open the doors to the region's first all-girls high school next fall, the Rumson founders of Trinity Hall announced Thursday that they have chosen Ken Santos as its athletic director. Santos, girls' varsity coach at Red Bank Catholic High School (RBC) and a teacher in Little Silver schools, was introduced to about 80 people at a Trinity Hall information session at Oak Hill Academy in the Lincroft section of Middletown on Thursday night. "We will have high expectations," said Santos in describing the school's stated mission to produce confident, competitive women through involvement in an athletic program that instills hard work, commitment and respect. The inaugural class at Trinity Hall is expected to number …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The school will start assessing students at the end of the month.
Monday, January 14
The Rumson-based founders of Trinity Hall, a newly established all-girls high school in the Catholic tradition, have announced that they will welcome the school's first freshman class in September 2013 to a Croydon Hall campus in Middletown. The campus, located at 900 Leonardville Road, in the Leonardo section of Middletown, includes an academic building; a full-sized gymnasium with a stage, fitness room and locker rooms; an all-purpose room for lunch and activities; parking; and outdoor spaces including quality athletic fields. The Trinity Hall Board of Trustees, Middletown Mayor Anthony Fiore and township officials have agreed upon a multi-year lease to sustain the school through its founding years, although the search for a permanent, …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The all-girls school opening in Middletown next fall is also announcing up to $500,000 in scholarship grants for the founding class.
Trinity Hall, the newly established all-girls high school starting up in Middletown's Croydon Hall campus this fall, has named Mary Mahon Sciarrillo as Head of School, and James Palmieri as Assistant Head of School. Both are currently employed at all-girls schools in New Jersey. Sciarrillo is the Upper School principal at the Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit and holds graduate degrees in nursing and educational leadership. She is also an alumna of Red Bank Catholic. Palmieri is the director of strategic initiatives at Kent Place School and near completion of his doctorate degree in education at Rutgers. His thesis just happens to be about the new interest in independent girls' schools. “We will open in September 2013 with a …
Friday, December 7, 2012
A new all-girls high school is moving into Middletown's stately Croydon Hall campus.
Trinity Hall, a newly established all girls high school in the Catholic tradition, announced Friday afternoon it will welcome its first freshman class in September 2013 at a temporary location in Middletown. The site will be a low brick building on the Croydon Hall campus at 900 Leonardville Road in Leonardo, currently home to the Middletown Parks & Recreation Department. It is adjacent to the white iconic mansion on a rolling campus of athletic fields. Croydon Hall was once the home of a boys boarding school. In an email to school supporters, Trinity Hall founders Mairead and Sean Clifford, and Victoria and Justin Gmelich, of Rumson, said Croydon Hall has the academic building they need with "a sufficient number of classrooms and offices…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Founders say they are searching for temporary and permanent spaces
At its first public event, the Rumson founders the all-girls school Trinity Hall announced they are engaged in discussions with Middletown officials about potentially opening their school on a site within the township in fall, 2013. The founders, Victoria Gmelich and Mairead Clifford, made the announcement before 150 people at an International Day of the Girl event held Thursday night at Christian Brothers Academy (CBA). The event served as a preview for the documentary called 10X10, which highlights the education of 10 girls in 10 developing countries, set to be released this spring. Parents with daughters ranging in age from preschool through eighth grade filled about half of the CBA theater. Trinity Hall supporters working the event …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Economic Revitalization Authority enters lease with Army for office space on fort property
What began as a routine approval of a short term lease agreement with the Army for office space on Fort Monmouth property turned into a protracted discussion of transparency Wednesday night. The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) moved to approve a lease agreement that would turn the former post library into office and meeting space for the local redevelopment authority. But when Eatontown resident Bob English asked about the security plan for public access when the revitalization authority holds its public meetings there, he touched off a hot button issue for many who wonder, as one resident put it, "what is happening behind the curtain." Shrouded in confidential real estate dealings and state government processes …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Monmouth County is getting a new all-girls school in 2013.
Rumson moms Victoria Gmelich and Mairead Clifford have announced that in September of 2013 they will be opening the first all-girls high school in this area — Trinity Hall. Though the school will not be a parochial one, religious leaders will serve on its board and its mission will be faith-based, encouraging girls to “focus on their education, become leaders and grow in faith,” as they told Patch's Shannon Winning in an interview on Monday. While conceding that the all-girls high schooling option is not one that everyone prefers, they also said that they feel strongly that the option should exist. Both hail from out-of-the-area same-sex religious schools, as do their husbands. Wanting to transplant what they say were their overwhelmingly …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Founders are looking at two potential sites for the school.
You may have heard a rumor going around that some folks are planning to open an all-girls high school here in Monmouth County. Well, Rumson residents Victoria Gmelich and Mairead Clifford want you to know, it's no rumor. "We are opening September 2013. We are doing this," Gmelich said Monday when Patch caught up with her and Clifford. With $5 million of seed money already raised, the pair of moms is poised to open the kind of school they remember fondly from their youth: one where girls are encouraged to focus on their education, become leaders and grow in faith. The school will not be a Catholic school, like Red Bank Catholic, but will instead be in the Catholic tradition, which will include brothers and nuns on a board. The women are …