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Head's Corner

Welcome to Palmer Trinity School.

Established in 1972, Palmer Trinity School offers a unique independent school experience that provides both a challenging and supportive environment for more than 780 students.

Palmer Trinity has a diverse population and is friendly and welcoming. We provide students with a stimulating and extensive academic program, a wide range of extracurricular activities, and weekly Chapel services, embracing the Episcopal tradition of nurturing individual talents, not only for personal gain but also in service to others. To foster this development, we have a myriad of community service opportunities to participate in and a nationally recognized global citizenship program.

We believe our success can be seen in students who have a foundation laid with core values that will serve them well in life, as well as a global awareness of the world in which they will engage. Character development, responsible decision-making, and the appropriate balance of mind, body, and spirit are what we strive to encourage, develop, and maintain.

Our talented faculty and staff serve as role models, advisors, and mentors, impacting our students’ lives, in and out of the classroom, and beyond graduation.

As Head of School, please allow me to extend a warm invitation to experience firsthand the unique spirit that is Palmer Trinity School, where the power of humanity and spirit unite, Virtus. Humanitas. Spiritus.

Thank you for visiting our website, and for considering Palmer Trinity School in your educational plans.

Go Falcons!

Patrick Roberts
Head of School
Patrick H. F. Roberts has more than twenty-seven years of educational leadership and administrative experience in the private school sector. He has been Head of School for Palmer Trinity, an Episcopal, middle and high school in Miami, Florida since 2014. While at Palmer Trinity School, Roberts has taught history, AP English, and a course on Scotland. Before moving to Miami, Roberts lived in Nashville, Tennessee, for five years. During that time, he served as Associate Head of School and Head of Advancement for Battle Ground Academy. Prior to that, Roberts was Headmaster of St. James Episcopal School in Texas; Head of Middle School, Episcopal School of Acadiana in Louisiana; Director of Admissions and Financial Assistance at the University Liggett School, and spent several years in various roles including teaching, coaching, and development at Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) in Nashville, Tennessee.

Currently, Mr. Roberts is the president of the Florida Council of Independent School's (FCIS) board.  He was appointed as president in June 2021. 


Mr. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Richmond, and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration and Supervision from Lipscomb University in Tennessee. He and his wife Laura and their four children are residents of Palmetto Bay, Florida.

Head of School Blog

List of 3 news stories.

  • Gold Standard Breakfast Club - October Meeting

    Head of School Patrick Roberts spoke to the Gold Standard Breakfast Club about the importance of Leadership. 

    There were over 50 students in attendance.

    Thank you to Coach Manny Bloom for scheduling this breakfast.
     
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  • 2022-2023 Head of School Opening Remarks

    Patrick Roberts
    Good morning…Welcome to the 2022–2023 school year!

    It is a real pleasure and a genuine privilege to be with you on this incredibly exciting---and beautiful—”First Day”!

    Today we usher in a new school year, welcoming 780 students, and nearly 130 Faculty and Staff. For 180 of you, everything is literally “new”, and while I won’t read aloud all of your names today, please know that we are all incredibly excited to have you join our Community...I’d like to ask each of you who are new to Palmer Trinity to please stand and be recognized…You have chosen well, and Palmer Trinity has chosen well---a perfect match! Again, welcome.
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  • Welcome back...almost!

    Patrick Roberts
    Welcome back...almost!
     
    The Opening of the 2022--2023 academic year is upon us. Summer Break is drawing to an end, as we enter August and inch closer to our upcoming Faculty/Staff Professional Days, August 8--16. Hopefully, you have enjoyed a healthy and happy respite and found many moments to relax, disconnect and be away from the normal routine. Here on campus, we have been busy, preparing new learning spaces, completing a number of maintenance projects, and even putting a "fresh coat" of paint on every building. As I write to you today, I have just come back from "strolling" through campus, admiring our beautiful grounds and the smiling faces of our Breakthrough Miami students. We are well on our way to our official opening in just a few weeks, and I could not be more optimistic and eager to begin!
     
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    • Monday Missive FINAL 9-13-21

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