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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 770 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.

  • A Prayer To Slow Down

    Today's Missive is a simple prayer, in hopes that it may be of use to you.
    I hope each of you has found time this weekend to relax, rest and revive.
    All the very best for a happy and rewarding week and I sincerely look forward to our continued, good work together. 
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  • The measure of our success

    As I share regularly with various groups, including our most recent prospective families at our Admissions Open Houses, I greatly value the feedback from our Alumni and feel that their experience after they graduate Palmer Trinity is a wonderful way to "measure" our success. While we are always very proud to share data regarding college placement, standardized testing scores, and various awards/honors that our students garner, I sincerely believe that our work is incredibly difficult to quantify, if you will. In expressing my thoughts with you today, I will actually leave my argument to the real "expert" - a 2019 Graduate of Palmer Trinity School, Thomas McMichael, who recently emailed me and shared his sentiment. So many of you worked with Thomas in a myriad of ways, and, no doubt, your influence is still making a difference.

    On a personal note, I had the pleasure of teaching Thomas, and we had a number of great conversations, both in and out of class, and in our time together in Scotland. In his time here, I always found Thomas to be a positive, quiet leader, a friendly face, and a student whom I particularly seemed to "connect" with and chat with frequently. As we all know, in this profession, those moments are so rewarding, and one of the meaningful "by-products" of teaching. Accordingly, I was so very happy to receive this email from Thomas recently, and it arrived on an afternoon at the end of a particularly challenging week, lifting my spirits immediately. Thomas gave me permission to share this beautifully written note, and it is one already placed securely in my "Keeper File"! Enjoy the words of Thomas, and know how much I appreciate the good work you are doing.

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  • Statement of Commitment

    As a School Community, we commit to:
     
    *Providing an environment inspired by the traditions and practices of Episcopal schools.
     
    *Providing a safe and healthy environment for students by maintaining appropriate behavioral expectations and high ethical standards.
     
    *Employing professionals of solid character and expertise who are loyal to the Mission of the School.
     
    *Creating a stimulating, innovative, and intellectually challenging academic environment.
     
    *Communicating timely and appropriately.
     
    *Preparing students to succeed at an institution of higher learning.
     
    *Maintaining an environment that ensures a collaborative partnership with your child.
     
    As Faculty and Staff, we commit to:
     
    *Supporting and upholding the Mission, Philosophy, and Values of the School.
     
    *Recognizing and cultivating the potential in every student.
     
    *Creating a supportive environment that is developmentally and academically appropriate.
     
    *Supporting decisions and policies determined by the Administration.
     
    *Fulfilling our obligations as stipulated in the Employee Contract and outlined in the Employee Handbook.
     
    *Striving for on-going professional development.
     
    *Engaging in responsible and respectful digital citizenship.
     
    Just over four years ago, after much discussion, good collaboration and a unified approach, our School rolled out Strategic Plan 2020. And, thanks to the dedicated efforts of all, we are "wrapping up" that Plan, one year early. In my presentations over the last several weeks, we have celebrated many of the Highlights of that Plan, and we truly should feel proud of our good work. As I have mentioned a few times, we are already in the early stages of a new Strategic Plan, and our hope is to have that Plan ready by the Fall of 2020.

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