Admission Frequently Asked Questions
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL?
Call our Admission Office at 504-525-8661. Our annual Open Houses for prospective families provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about us. Teachers, administrators, students, and parents are all on hand to answer questions. Individual tours are encouraged and offered by appointment as well.
HOW SELECTIVE IS THE ADMISSION PROCESS AT TRINITY AND IS THERE ANY PRIORITY GIVEN?
Trinity takes into account many factors involving the decision to enroll a child. In all cases, the most important factor is the match between the School and the applicant.
Trinity is committed to enrolling a diverse and balanced student body. We welcome students of all races, creeds, national or ethnic origins. Our first priority is to ensure that all students admitted can handle Trinity’s rigorous curriculum happily and successfully. Members of Trinity Episcopal Church, Alumni, and siblings currently enrolled are given priority if all other standards have been met.
WHAT IS THE CUTOFF DATE FOR PREKINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN?
A child must be four by August 31 in order to attend Prekindergarten and five for Kindergarten—no exceptions will be made.
IF MY CHILD IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PREKINDERGARTEN, DO YOU OFFER ANY OTHER PROGRAMS?
Les Enfants at Trinity is a separate nursery school on our campus for children ages 15 months through four years of age. Contact Amanda Cabral at 504-620-0767 for further information.
ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AND TUITION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE?
Need-based Tuition Assistance is awarded on an annual basis and is available from Prekindergarten through Eighth Grade. Please refer to the Tuition Assistance section on this website under Admission for a link to apply. This online service of Financial Aid for School Tuittion (FAST) processes tuition assistance applications for Trtinity Episcopal School.
The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana offers the Gaudet Scholarship to African American students receiving Trinity Episcopal School Tuition Assistance. Trinity requires families who qualify to apply for both Tuition Assistance and a Gaudet Scholarship.
DOES TRINITY REQUIRE SCHOOL UNIFORMS?
Yes, uniforms are mandatory from Preschool through Eighth Grade. Uniforms are available through Land’s End, and additional items for girls can be purchased locally at School Time in Metairie.
DOES TRINITY OFFER EXTENDED DAYCARE?
Yes – Trinity offers “The Cottage” for children in Preschool and Lower School. Trinity also offers “MASH” for children in Middle School.
WHAT HIGH SCHOOLS DO TRINITY EPISCOPAL SCHOOL GRADUATES TYPICALLY ATTEND?
The majority of Trinity graduates are accepted to their first school of choice.
WHAT IS THE NOTIFICATION PROCESS?
First Grade through Eighth Grade
Notification Date* – February 16, 2017
Parent Reply Date – February 23, 2017
Prekindergarten and Kindergarten
Notification Date* – March 16, 2017
Parent Reply Date – March 24, 2017
*Letters will be sent from the Post Office on the notification date respectively, and acceptance emails will be sent by noon. On the following Monday, Trinity staff may talk with any parents. No official or unofficial acceptance will be made through verbal or written means before the notification dates as stated per ISAS standards.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS?
Contact our Admission Office at 504-525-8661 or email Steve Salvo, Assistant Head for Advancement and Enrollment, and we will be happy to assist you in the application process. Our goal is to guide you through the process and make it as easy as possible and to give you the confidence that you are making the best educational decision for your child.
Trinity Episcopal School is an ISAS member. We seek to enroll qualified students without regard to gender, race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin.