Trinity School’s after-school program, Extended Programs, has been around as long as Trinity itself. What began as a small program at Trinity Church has grown with the School and is now an integral part of the Total Trinity Experience.
Trinity offers both Core Classes and Special Classes after school. During Core Classes—Lunch Bunch, Stay and Play, Explorations, Study Hour, and Connections—our youngest students focus on learning and play, from enjoying playground time to engaging in small-group activities that enhance language skills, strengthen gross and fine motor skills, and enrich cognitive development. Our older students have the opportunity to complete homework in a structured environment, where Trinity Teachers answer specific questions, support good time management, and help implement study skills. Additionally, some Core Classes bring students from Early Learners through Sixth Grade together, creating opportunities for students to build friendships across grade levels, reinforce the bonds started in the School’s Buddy or Big Kid/Little Kid programs, and feel part of the larger Trinity community.
Offerings for Special Classes are driven by the interests of Trinity students and requests from parents. Allowing students to choose the areas they would like to explore gives them more ownership of their learning and the opportunity to deepen their learning in areas that excite them. Led by Trinity Teachers and top-level professionals from the local community, an extensive variety of classes are offered.
Specials include performing and visual arts classes, such as Abrakadoodle Art, Alliance Theatre Acting, Choir, Improv, private and group music lessons, and sewing. Chess and Fine Cooking are very popular classes for all grade levels.
Our students’ love for science is apparent in the number of STEAM classes that fill quickly every semester. Featuring robots, design thinking, programming, and engineering, some favorites include Cool Kids Coding, Minecraft Mania and YuGiOh, STEAM with Miss Kimberly, STEM Hands-On Science, and Trinity Robo Warriors.
Extended Programs also offers a diverse selection of sports programs, including baseball, fitness, golf, karate, soccer, tennis, and yoga. With more than 130 students enrolled each semester, Fast and Fit is one of the most popular classes. During this class, First through Sixth Grade students increase their fitness level and develop teamwork and leadership skills while running, playing games, and having fun.
Whether a student enjoys indoor or outdoor activities, Trinity’s Extended Programs is committed to providing quality learning opportunities for all students. Each semester, approximately 1,200 seats in Core and Special Classes are filled, and more than 75 percent of Trinity students participate in at least one class with the average student enrolling in three classes. An essential part of the Trinity Experience, Extended Programs helps the School further its mission of creating a community of learners in which each child can acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to achieve his or her unique potential and become a responsible, productive, and compassionate member of the expanding global community.
For more information about Trinity’s after-school program, please contact Director of Extended Programs Kayleen Whitmer.