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Welcome to Palmer Trinity School.
We are an independent Episcopal school committed to the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative growth of all members of our school community. Our program is rigorous, our expectations high, and the results- by all measurements- excellent.
Our success rests upon an environment that builds strong student-teacher relationships, assuring the students that they are well-known, valued and supported. Our students can then take risks: explore interests, develop passions, demonstrate special gifts, and even fall, without failing. It is an environment that allows students to make the most of their gifts and talents and strengthens their resilience to ensure success in college and beyond.
Palmer Trinity is full of opportunities for students at all grade levels. This website provides descriptions of our broad and rich offerings. I hope you enjoy reading about them, but I also encourage you to visit the School. It is only by being on campus that you will be able to see and sense the spirit and warmth, the energy and joy, and the pride and passion that is Palmer Trinity. 
Head of School
Thomas J. Reid Fact Sheet
Headmaster   2013-2014
Palmer Trinity Head of School 
Headmaster   2002- 2013
St. Paul’s School, Lutherville, Maryland 
K-12, Coed Lower School, all-boys Middle and Upper Schools
Headmaster    1988-2002
Buckley Country Day School, Roslyn, New York
Nursery- Grade 8
Teacher and Administrator     1979-1988
Pomfret School, Pomfret, Connecticut
Teacher and Administrator   1973-1979
Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of Connecticut, Master of Arts, Educational Administration, 1987
University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts, History, 1973
Trustee, Association of Independent Maryland Schools, 2006-10, (President, 2008-2010)
Trustee, New York State Association of Independent Schools, 1996-2002 (Vice President, 1999-2002)
Trustee, Kew Forest School, Forest Hills, New York, 1998-2002
Country Day School Headmaster’s Association
Founding director and past president of Ice Hockey in Harlem, an after-school program offering athletic, academic, and social services for Harlem youth

  • Married to Ann Reid
  • Two children who are teachers in Boston
  • Black Labrador, Sadie
Tom and his wife Ann have two adult children. Daughter Kelly and husband Mike live in Wellesley, MA where Kelly is middle school assistant head at Dana Hall School. John is the middle school athletic director at Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA and is getting married this fall.

The Reids are living in Cutler Bay and enjoy the proximity to school and the space it has provided for Sadie their Black Lab to run during off-hours. Their permanent home is Chatham, MA on Cape Cod, where they enjoy all the typical beach community activities and enthusiastically follow the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod League baseball.