Trinity School

4011 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 402-8262

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-12 512 students 12 students/teacher (NC avg is 15)

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About this school

Trinity School is a private high school in Durham. The principal of Trinity School is Peter T. Denton, whose e-mail is 512 children attend Trinity School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Trinity School is 12:1. Hill Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% %
Hispanic 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% %
Asian 0.7% %
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Cannot say enough about Trinity. The teachers care about each student and will go to great lengths to help a student. Many teachers at Trinity hold advanced degrees (85% in the upper school 6 PhD's). Trinity's Christian emphasis helps give the student the firm foundations for wise decision-making as well as growing in one's faith. Much better student-teacher ratio's than in public school and a rich education that makes them enjoy learning and want to learn more. Best school for spurring their desire to learn in a great nurturing environment!

  • (5 years ago)

    My children have attended Trinity for many years. My oldest went to Jordan for high school and found it incredibly easy and boring. My second two are attending Trinity for high school and I am incredibly impressed with the academic work they are doing especially compared to what my son did at Jordan. The teachers are great and the administration is responsive and attentive. Any problems my kids have had academically or socially have been quickly addressed with care and thoughtfulness. Teachers communicate well with parents which is important to me. I highly recommend Trinity.

  • (5 years ago)

    As the grandmother of two boys who are students at Trinity - there are no words to express the love and appreciation I have for the staff. Without a doubt our family has never witnessed such incredibly caring and loving teachers. It is more like a close family unit than a school. The interaction between the teachers and the students is beyond amazing. Chip Denton and his staff are superb and lead with strong academics and tender hearts. This school is a blessing to whoever is priviledged enough be able to go there.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our family has been many at Trinity for many years. I think Trinity has lost what they initially set out to accomplish. My children began to lose respect for Christians after attending this school. If one of their goals is to have an impact on the kids spiritually then the teachers and administration need to demonstrate that in their lives.

  • (5 years ago)

    i personally have been to Trinity and loved it. I enjoyed the ability to excel in my curriculum to help my achieve my goals in life.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has done an excellent job. The teachers are great and they care about the students. I have been very happy with the quality of my daughter's education at Trinity School

  • (7 years ago)

    Trinity is the worst school i have ever put my child in! The old director of upper school was the most upright terrible person i have ever met! Do not send ur shildren there.

  • (8 years ago)

    'My child has been at Trinity School since K and we couldn't be less satisfied with the caliber of teachers we've had. The education she's receiving is below average !

  • (9 years ago)

    First and foremost trinity has a rock solid academic curriculum designed to help parents raise a child who is both articulate and thoughtful. Combine that with daily focus on the small things that create a child of strong character and well-educated teachers who lead by example using the bible as a primary but not solitary source for teaching and learning. Fold into that small class sizes with high teacher/ student ratios sports teams clubs and a high school in 2006 and you end up with the best all-around school public or private in the area. The active parent organization does more than just raise money. The board has a well-communicated marvelous vision for the school. And the well-respected headmaster surrounds himself with thoughtful intelligent administrators and teachers who love working there. The first groups of k-8 'lifers' are in college and doing very well. We love trinity!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great School Great Teachers! Great Staff quality education. Just wish they had lunch cafeteria everyday and uniforms everyday less Friday.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child has been at Trinity School since K and we couldn't be more satisfied with the caliber of teachers we've had. The education she's receiving is above average and the bonus is that it's all with a Christian base! We hope to be at Trinity through high school God willing.

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