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 760 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-six 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 serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS).

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.

  • Portait of a Graduate

    Patrick Roberts
    We are off and running!
    Thank you, all, for making our Opening Week such a positive one. As I mentioned at our Opening Chapel, we are "making history" with this first-ever Virtual Start, but I truly am so optimistic about what lies ahead, and so eager to begin this year together. 
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  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for Student Life Wing - August 21, 2020

    Patrick Roberts
    Thank you, Mr. Mantilla, for your thoughtful words, and I say “thank you” as well, for your leadership and our partnership in this good work together.
    Thank you, one and all, and especially our honored guests this morning for taking the time to be with us….And while I know we would much prefer to be gathered in person, “side by side”, I am always grateful for any opportunity to come together as a Community.
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  • Tragic Events Taking Place in our Nation

    Patrick Roberts
    I had every intention this morning of sending out an update to faculty and staff regarding the hard work and progress of our Task Force Teams, as we prepare for our reopening in August.  However, as I wake up today, and see the tragic events unfolding around our city, and our nation, I am setting aside those thoughts this morning. 
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    • Monday Missive October 19, 2020

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