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 780 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-seven years of educational leadership and administrative experience in the private school sector. He has been Head of School for Palmer Trinity, an Episcopal, middle and high school in Miami, Florida since 2014. While at Palmer Trinity School, Roberts has taught history, AP English, and a course on Scotland. Before moving to Miami, Roberts lived in Nashville, Tennessee, for five years. During that time, 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 teaching, coaching, and development at Montgomery Bell Academy (MBA) in Nashville, Tennessee.

Currently, Mr. Roberts is the president of the Florida Council of Independent School's (FCIS) board.  He was appointed as president in June 2021. 

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.

  • Faculty and Staff Goodbye Remarks - 2022

    Patrick Roberts

    This past year, as you may recall, we engaged in some wonderful discussions around the simple, yet incredibly profound story, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. 

    Written and illustrated by Charlie Mackery, the tale is one centered around a number of powerful themes, including friendship, the importance and need for kindness, and the power of community—being together, celebrating our common humanity, and, well, simply moving through life with a positive outlook and a genuine appreciation for the small things---such as, in this case, the Mole’s particular affinity for sweet cake! 
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  • Middle School Closing Remarks - 2022

    Patrick Roberts
    It is a privilege to be with you today, as we celebrate the outstanding achievements of our 8th-grade students and this important step forward, beginning a new chapter in life, as high school students.
    Our students should be proud, and I am sure, you, as their parents and caretakers, are equally proud. In fact, I ask all of our soon-to-be 9th graders to take a look at just who is present today. Your friends, your families, your teachers, and even our Upper School Faculty who will soon be working with you---we are all here for you.
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  • Middle School Awards Remarks - 2022

    Patrick Roberts
    It is a privilege to be with you this morning, as we celebrate the outstanding achievements of you, our Middle School students, and the earnings of these respective awards.


    As we enter the Assessment period and put the finishing touches on what has been an outstanding year here at Palmer Trinity, I commend all of you for your dedicated efforts, your commitment to excellence, and your positive attitude, all year long.
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    • Monday Missive FINAL 9-13-21

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