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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

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  • Time marches on...

    The river this November afternoon
    Rests in an equipoise of sun and cloud:
    A glooming light, a gleaming darkness shroud
    Its passage. All seems tranquil, all in tune.
    ― Cecil Day-Lewis, The Complete Poems of C. Day-Lewis


    Believe it or not, November has arrived, Thanksgiving Break is fast approaching, and semester examinations are only five weeks away. The "holiday press" has begun, and I even heard my first Christmas tune the other day and spotted a couple of television ads over the weekend. The days are a blur right now, with all of the normal activities any given week brings. In order to keep up with life's often frenetic pace, I constantly monitor my personal calendar, checking off items from my "To Do" list, while trying to keep track of the various events. Crossing off these "To Do" items brings a certain sense of accomplishment, although it is fleeting, for the list seems to grow exponentially, and a few of those items seem to remain permanently. As life's moments seem to become part of one big blur, too often I find myself at the end of the day, asking "Where did the time go?" Those days become weeks, weeks become months, and, months become years. Often, to my astonishment, if I stop, and take a glance around me, something, or someone, has changed...Things are different. The grey-haired gentleman peering back from the mirror is not my father, but me; that freckle-faced, once chubby little girl is now as tall as two of her brothers; that gangly, smiling 6th grader who just walked by me on campus was only a little boy, seemingly yesterday, playing with his Legos, and building great skyscrapers.

    Time marches on...
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  • 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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