Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill
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|Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill|
Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill in December 2014
|Last updated: 10 January 2018|
Trinity School opened its doors in autumn of 1995 with 39 students in kindergarten through 4th grade (K-4), using the facilities of Hope Creek Church in Durham. In August 1996, Dr. Peter T. "Chip" Denton, Jr. became the founding headmaster. In 1996, the school grew to over 70 students in grades 1-5, to 90 students in 1997, and to just under 100 students in grades 1-6 in 1998.
In 1998 the school acquired 37 acres (15 ha) of land on Pickett Road, including a 15-acre (6.1 ha) nature reserve along New Hope Creek. In the fifth year the school held classes for grades 5-7 at the new property in modular classrooms, while grades K-4 continued to meet at Hope Creek Church on Erwin Road.
In the summer of 2000, the school broke ground on its first permanent facility. The site provides a 28,000-square-foot (2,600 m2) classroom building and gymnasium, with a new total of nearly 160 students in kindergarten through 8th grade (K-8). By 2001, the K-8 student body had grown to 240 and in 2002, to 273. In the autumn of 2003, Trinity added a transitional kindergarten class. 2007 saw the completion of a new building on the campus for grades 6-12, and the expansion of the gymnasium. The school now serves students TK-12 with total enrollment exceeding 500 students.
Trinity School relies on tuition income to meet most of its annual operating expenses. Therefore, Trinity's enrollment contracts represent commitments for the entire year, and no reduction or remission of tuition can be allowed for absence or withdrawal. Parents may purchase the Tuition Refund Plan to protect contracted tuition.
- 2019–2020 Tuition Ranges
Transitional Kindergarten–Kindergarten: $5,780–$11,560 Grades 1–5: $8,125–$16,250 Grades 6–8: $9,250–$18,500 Grades 9–12: $11,175–$22,350
The Trinity School Athletics program offers three seasons of interscholastic sports for students in grades 6–12. Their mascot is the Trinity Lion.