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 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.

  • Bringing the light...

    As we pause and reflect upon the great legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., I hope you'll appreciate the following statement shared by Dr. King:

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

    I sincerely appreciate all the good work our community does to bring light to our school each and every day. Our very own school prayer reminds us of this same ideal:

    O God, our heavenly Father,
    The source of all wisdom:
    We ask your blessing on Palmer Trinity School.
    Let there be light in this place;
    Light to the mind;
    Light to the heart;
    And light to the will;
    That we may grow in knowledge, love, and service
    Of You and each other, now and forever.

    As you know, I believe we are "called" to serve our community, and I am truly proud to serve with each of you. Beyond our normal duties, we are teaching our students valuable life lessons, and I know the strains such endeavors demand. So I sincerely hope you are finding time this weekend to rest, relax and disconnect. Please do take the necessary time to unplug and revive.

    We are off to a wonderful start this semester, and I truly look forward to what is in store for 2020.

    Thank you, as always, for your passion, your professionalism, and your positive attitude.

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  • Second Semester Opening Remarks

    Good morning and welcome to the new year 2020!
    Another semester begins today. New opportunities, new horizons, and 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 be grateful for. And, since this is our Opening Chapel of our New Year, it's a time to rejoice, come together, and begin 2020 with a fresh outlook. I believe the time is now. Time, that is, to take stock, and, well, be thankful. While I know many of you have made your list of resolutions or are working on your goals for the new year, I am going to ask you today to add just one more goal to your list; do just one thing as you go forward and begin 2020:
    Be grateful.
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  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    Dear Palmer Trinity Families and Friends,
    The holiday season is upon us, in full force, arriving in all its glorious chaos. Semester examinations are complete, vacation is underway, and the always frenetic pace of this time of year is certainly in effect. At the Roberts' Home, decorations are on display, and the countdown to Santa’s arrival has begun, with the critical question urgently posed every day: ”Dad, when will Christmas be here?” My calm and calculated response to “be patient” doesn’t seem to work too well, and, according to my children, time is marching much too slowly... For me, and for most of you I am guessing, it feels quite the opposite; time is moving much too rapidly. Many of us have already attended holiday events, including well over 400 of you who made merry at our wonderful Palmer Trinity 2nd Annual Bows and Bow Ties party just over a week ago!
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