High School


Trinity School 聖三一學院 (紐約州 NY)


Founded in 1709 as a charity school supported by Anglican missionaries, the school had its first classes meet in Trinity Church at the head of Wall Street.  Its first schoolhouse was built on the church grounds in 1749, and it is the oldest continuously operating educational institution in the city of New York. 

It became a private college-preparatory school in 1825, when New York City withdrew its financial support from church charity schools and focused on non-sectarian public schools. The school stretches nearly the length of 91st Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

The Wall Street Journal consistently ranks Trinity as one of "the top three" high schools in the United States, as measured by students' admission to exclusive colleges.


The Basics
Setting Downtown
School Type Private Day School
Tuition above US$36,000 a year
Housing Day School
Popular Subjects Classics, Latin, English, History, Mathematics
Transfer Records Ivy League Schools
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General Information
State New York (NY)
Location New York City
Environment Downtown
Year Founded 1709
Admission Req.m SSAT, ISEE
Level Offered Grade 1 to 12, 11 AP subjects
Enrollment 990
Student-to-Teacher 7:1

Academic Programs

English, History, Mathematics, Science, Classics, Modern Languages, Religion, Philosophy, & Ethics, Computer Science, Performing Arts, College Counseling, Libraries, Physical Education & Fitness, Achievement and Health Offerings


Trinity is notable for having a full Classics department, which is widely recognized as one of the strongest in the nation. Nearly 40% of the student body takes either Latin or Greek, while more than 60% take two languages. Students from Trinity place highly in the New York Classical Club High School Sight Translation Contest, which is held every year for New York City private school students.

While Trinity is known the strength of its humanities departments generally, it mandates for all students at least one semester of religion, these courses range from those examining religious themes in literature to those analyzing world religions to those relating ethical or religious issues to modern life.

University Acceptance

Graduates of the school can get into Ivy League schools (Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University) as well as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.

Athletic awards

For decades, Trinity has awarded a number of athletic awards each year to athletes participating in school sports. The awards are voted on by participating athletes, and there are three awards given per sport.

NB. Trinity's Upper School (a name it designates to its high school) differs from other private schools in its relatively small offering of Advanced Placement classes outside of mathematics and languages. It offers AP classes in Statistics, Calculus, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, French Language, Latin Vergil, Latin Literature, and Art History.

As in most schools, students have the option of preparing for these AP exams independently, and many do. The school administers many, but not all, of the AP tests within its building.

Though no strict core curriculum exists in the Upper School, the Lower and Middle School course loads are highly structured , and ninth and tenth graders are offered limited flexibility in their courses. Juniors and seniors, however, are much freer to flexibly select electives and other such courses.

Of the four years in Upper School, English is the only subject mandated throughout, Math is mandated for three years, the languages for three, and the lab sciences for two. There is also a Physical Education requirement.

The Wall Street Journal consistently ranks Trinity as one of "the top three" high schools in the United States, as measured by students' admission to exclusive colleges.