Trinity Episcopal Day School

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Trinity Episcopal Day School
Trinity Episcopal Day School, Natchez Mississippi (logo).jpg
Established 1885
Location Natchez, Mississippi, United States
Athletics Saints
Colors Red, White & Black

Trinity Episcopal Day School is a private school located in Natchez, Mississippi, United States, with students in preschool through twelfth grade. Trinity Episcopal is accredited by the Mississippi State Department of Education, the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[1] Athletic teams carry the nickname of Saints, and the school colors are red, white, and black.[2]


In 1885, Trinity Episcopal Church in Natchez began a grammar school, which operated in the parish house but was dissolved a few years later. The parish started a nursery school in 1952. Magnolia Hall, an antebellum home in Natchez, was purchased in 1963 from Mrs. George Armstrong, and both nursery and kindergarten classes were taught starting in the fall of 1964. In 1965 first grade was added, and further expansion in 1966 yielded the addition of second through fifth grades. Growth continued the following two years, and in 1969 the congregation voted to expand the school. The high school building was erected at the present location south of Natchez on U.S. Highway 61, donated by Frederick Schurchardt. The building was designed and built by William Howard Pritchartt, Jr. In the fall semester of 1969, the school offered preschool through eighth grade in the new facility. Ninth and tenth grades were added in the spring semester of 1970, along with the construction of a new elementary school building.[1]

Trinity Episcopal Day School graduated its first class in 1971.[1]

Trinity Episcopal Day School is held by the Rev. Louis O'Vander Thomas Educational Foundation, a non-profit corporation.[1]


Trinity Episcopal participates in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class 2A. The Saints won the state championship in football in 1989,[3] 2001,[4] 2006,[5] 2009,[6] 2010, and 2013. The boys' basketball team won the state championship in 1974, 1978, and 1980. The girls' basketball team won the state championship in 1978.[7] Most recently, the Saints baseball team won their first state championship in 2011.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Trinity School Handbook". Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  2. ^ "MPSA Directory Page". Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  3. ^ "Memories of 'unstoppable' 1989 season". The Natchez Democrat. November 27, 1999. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Trinity Episcopal claims state title". The Natchez Democrat. December 2, 2001. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  5. ^ "Minutes of Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting" (PDF). January 9, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-28. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Trinity Saints win 37-7". The Natchez Democrat. November 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-27. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Trip to state nostalgic for Hall". The Natchez Democrat. February 13, 2000. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 

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