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 750 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-five years of educational leadership and administrative experience in the private school sector. Five years ago, he moved from Nashville, Tennessee, where 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 educator, admissions, external relations, and development at Montgomery Bell Academy in Tennessee.

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.

  • Opening Day 2019

    Presentation of Hester Family Gate/Kipp Field House - August 14, 2019

    Good morning!

    Welcome to this very special gathering, as we kick off the 2019-20 academic year, and officially present two very unique and exciting spaces on our campus today.

    It is a pleasure and a privilege to be with you, and I’d like to say “thank you” to ALL of you who made the special effort to join our Community for this historic moment in the life of our School. As I look out over this gathering, I see faces representing every member of the constituencies of our incredible Community:

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  • Summer is upon us...

    "Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest."

    Summer Break is upon us...and believe it or not, the 2018-19 academic year is complete.

    With the advent of Summer comes the excitement of what may unfold. Visions of lazy days by the pool, relaxing on the couch with a good book, or slipping into a dark, cool movie theater in the heat of the day abound! For some of you, travel is in the works. Many of you will head off to visit family and friends, while others will head to foreign lands for more exotic adventures. Many of you will stay right here, and take advantage of being at home, enjoying the comforts of a slower pace, and a "less congested" Miami. Whatever your plans are, I do hope you'll find time to disconnect from work or your regular routine, pause, and make a deliberate effort to stop, and sincerely enjoy a break. Summertime provides a natural pause to the busy cycle of our lives and, for me personally, a wonderful time in which to be extra conscious of the many blessings in my life.

    And so, as we head into the Summer, whether you are near or far, I do hope you'll find time to rest, revive, and find meaningful moments. Whatever you do, please know how grateful I am for your continued support and I wish you a most wonderful, blessed, and happy Summer!

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  • Here's to Mom!

    "Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun'. We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground."
    ---Zora Neale Hurston

    Happy Mother's Day!

    In the spirit of the day, today's Missive is dedicated to all of our amazing, talented, wonderful moms here at Palmer Trinity School. We are blessed to have you in our lives, and we say "thank you"...Here's to Mom!

    For those of you who have the great privilege of sharing your day with your Mom, enjoy that time together, to the fullest.

    My own mother, Anne Foster Roberts, passed away nearly 20 years ago. And, like so many who have lost a parent or significant other, there is not a single day that goes by in which I do not think of her fondly, and appreciate her influence in my own life.

    All the very best to you on this Sunday, and whether your mother is here in person or in spirit, I truly wish you and your family a most-happy day.

    Have a wonderful week, and I look forward to celebrating with you later this week as we send the Class of 2019 out "into the big world".


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