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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 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.

  • The Winning Combination

    “No matter what the recipe, any baker can do wonders in the kitchen with some good ingredients and an upbeat attitude!”
     
    ---Buddy Valastro, aka, "The Cake Boss"
     
    As I write to you today, I could not be more proud of our School. For those of you who were in attendance at our 19th Annual International Festival, I am sure you'll agree with me that our recipe, ingredients, and attitude were the perfect winning combination for our most successful Festival yet!
     
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  • Priceless

    Classrooms visited:
    93.
     
    Time invested:
    93 hours.
    5,580 minutes.
     
    Value:
    Priceless.
     
    Remember those old Master Card ads? The ones in which the cost of certain activities and items is calculated and listed? A certain value is applied to an experience? For example, the cost of a hot dog and a soft drink, and the tickets to a Major League Baseball game? The real value of a quality experience for Dad and son? In the end, it's not the dollars spent on the experience that is remembered, but, ultimately, the time spent together. In essence, the experience itself becomes a priceless one, for its' value has a life long impact, and is irreplaceable. 
     
    Well, this past Friday, I reached my own priceless milestone, meeting a professional goal I established back in August. After over 90 hours of observation, and an average of visiting one classroom per day over these last six months, I have achieved my goal of attending a class taught by every single Faculty member at our School! That's 93 classrooms if you happen to be counting...Roughly 5,580 minutes of time invested. And, while I can certainly try to quantify this experience, I must confess that for me, the enjoyment, and the lessons learned in visiting each of them has been a priceless experience.
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  • The Case for Optimism

    Opening Chapel Speech - January 9, 2019

    Welcome to the New Year! 2019. Another Semester begins today…
    New Opportunities…
    New Horizons…
    New Adventures are yours for the taking!

    As the inception of any year signals a time fresh with hope, a sense of excitement, and a “clean slate”, this year is one in which we have much to celebrate, and much to do.
    And while I know many of you have made your list of Resolutions, or are working on your Goals for this new year, I am going to ask you today to do just one thing as you go forward and begin 2019.
    It’s a simple request, really, and one in which I firmly believe will help you in everything you do, each and every day.
    And just what is this one thing?

    My one wish and my one request for you is simply to:

    Be an Optimist.
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