Nestled within a wooded 38-acre campus in North Raleigh, Trinity Academy is bustling with 428 students – spanning grades transitional-kindergarten through 12. Trinity integrates authentic Christianity with innovative Classical learning to graduate students who will transform tomorrow.

Our classrooms are intentionally designed to enhance learning and correlate to the developmental stage of the students. The classical way is integrated into the set-up of the space and the tools for learning. Click below to tour our buildings.

Lower School Building A

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What you’ll find here: TK–2nd grade classrooms, Music Room, Motor Lab

In Lower School you will find grace-filled teachers using time-tested teaching methods in an academically challenging, yet developmentally appropriate atmosphere.

Students move frequently between individual desks, where they learn to manage their own things and the other designated learning areas around the room. In this Kindergarten classroom, students start their day with The Morning Math Meeting, gathered on the carpet in front of the board where you see Days of the Week, Months of the Year, Counting Numbers 1–100, Patterns, the Coin Cup, and so much more. This fun, interactive time engages students minds and builds important foundations for learning.

Knowing young minds are like sponges, our intentional memory curriculum teaches students how to remember for the long-term, not just memorize for the test. Pieces are specifically chosen with character-building in mind. Students commit to memory scripture passages, poetry and prose, historical speeches, songs, and more. You’ll see flip boards containing the pieces this class is currently working to memorize.

Lower School Building B

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What you’ll find here: 3rd–5th grade classrooms, Lower School Art Room

As students grow physically and intellectually, we encourage more group work as seen in the desk arrangement. Student desks still face the front of the room, so the teacher is the focus, but they are grouped together to allow students to partner on projects. There is also a carpeted area, a reading corner, and the whiteboard collaboration table. Even though students work more in groups at this age, they are still known individually. Each year, 5th graders use micrography, a creative art project that allows students to a design self-portrait by using words composed of tiny letters. Students collect adjectives to describe themselves from family members and peers. Then they create their images using the unique adjectives, reminding themselves that they are “Fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).

Look for the pennants hanging just below the ceiling along the back of the room. This is our Grammar of History. Starting in Kindergarten and culminating in 5th grade, students memorize 84 facts along a timeline using chants and hand motions. Although students may not yet fully understand all they have memorized, establishing a continuum of time serves them well in middle and high school when they study these historical events. The integrated nature of our curriculum allows them to connect literature, history, art, and music along this timeline of the history of mankind.

Upper School Humanities

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What you’ll find here: Upper School classrooms for English, History, Linguistic Arts, and Visual Arts

In Trinity’s rigorous, college-preparatory Upper School, our curriculum is geared to help our Trinity graduates be great communicators, critical thinkers, and owners of their faith. In addition to Math, Science, and Fine Arts, we use a Humanities approach by integrating English, Literature, and History. Woven into these core classes are Logic, Rhetoric, and Religious studies. Through these classes, students are taught to discern fallacies and recognize truth; to write syllogisms that build strong arguments; to debate both sides of an argument; to speak eloquently and persuasively; and to dissect, wrestle with, and ultimately defend a faith that they call their own.

You’ll notice the Humanities classrooms are set up in a “u” shape to foster Socratic dialogue that allows students to exercise the skills needed to become great communicators, critical thinkers, and owners of their faith.

iLab

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What you’ll find here: Makerspace with X-Carve machine, 3D Printers, and 22 workstations outfitted with the latest software

Trinity Academy believes that technology should be used to enhance learning, not drive learning. Therefore, we are very intentional in its use. The iLab is used by middle and high school classes such as Technology (includes: keyboarding, LEGO Robotics, and Raspberry Pi), Digital Photography, Digital Media (Yearbook), and AP Computer Science.

The Makerspace area houses an X-Carve machine and two 3D Printers used for student projects.

Atrium

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What you’ll find here: Highly flexible meeting space, daily lunchroom, open-air convertible space with the use of “garage-style” doors, and a gas log stone fireplace

This beautiful brick space functions in many different capacities daily. It is used between 11 and 2 daily as a lunchroom for all students. It can then be quickly transformed into a meeting space for events such as Grandparent Coffee and Conversation and the Annual Grandparent Prayer Breakfast as well as Alumni Luncheons, High School Preview and Open House Events, and is the hub for our annual Spring Fling which includes the Second Empire 5k Run/Walk. On fair weather days the “garage-style” doors can be found open with students spilling out onto the Alumni Patio for lunch. Adjacent to the Lower School Playground, it makes for a great hub for many outdoor events.

Founders Hall

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What you’ll find here: Regulation basketball court, mezzanine viewing area, full theatrical stage, restrooms, locker rooms, and concession kitchen area

Home of the Tigers, Founders Hall was built in 2010. Whether it is cheering the Tigers in volleyball or basketball, appreciating the arts during music concerts and theatre performances, worshipping during Chapel, hosting Assemblies and High School Forum, or celebrating our new graduates, Founders Hall serves as the center of our gatherings as a community of faith and learning.

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