In the Episcopal tradition of academic excellence and inclusive community, Palmer Trinity School commits to the following strategic priorities.
To design and implement educational programs – both local and international grounded in relevance that will shape individuals who reason independently and who act collaboratively to accomplish and resolve conflict.
Piloted three semester courses online, in Summer, 2022. After reflection and revision of course work and approach, we will offer two courses again in Summer, 2023 - Foundations in World Religion and Wellness.
Adopting Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science course electives to offer a Pathway of course work for students interested in the related fields.
Received STEM School of Excellence Recognition for the third year in a row by ITEEA (International Technology and Engineering Educators Association).
To embrace our School Community, defining it as those who can know one another and be known, and to safeguard our communal health while practicing hospitality, empathy, and leadership rooted in service to others.
Held weekly early morning Holy Eucharist Services for Faculty and Staff.
Planned and executed Chapels over the entire semester:
Collaborated with the Mexican Parents to create altars for the Day of the Dead and invited the Mexican Consulate to present on the cultural significance of the celebration.
Invited Rabbi Fisch from Temple Judea to present and educate on the High Holy Days of Judaism during Chapel.
Hosted the Palmetto Bay Community to celebrate and honor the local Veterans with an All School Chapel with the Mayor of Miami Dade County as the guest speaker.
Collaborated with the Performing Arts Department to create a service of Lessons and Carols for the Annual Tree Lighting Service.
Continued to message Lead with Love mantra through ongoing Chapels and School Gatherings.
Chaplain presented two workshops at the Biennial Convention for the National Association of Episcopal School in San Antonio, Texas, in November 2022 and to the Independent Schools of South Florida on "The Mental and Emotional Aspects of Education in the 21 Century."
Chaplain continues to teach Christianity courses in the Postmodern World.
Redesigned the DEI Team's web presence to more fully and accurately communicate the school's DEI efforts and initiatives to all members of the community.
Engaged in proactive and sustained dialogue with various groups who have expressed the need for greater inclusion in our community (including alumni groups, parents of African American students, parents of LGBTQIA+ students, and parents of Jewish American students). Dialogue has resulted in programming (such as our Jewish American Heritage Month, Black History Month, and upcoming Pride Month convocations).
Embarked on a rewrite of the entire Mosaic program to create differentiated lessons for each grade level to remove redundancies and ensure age-appropriate pedagogy and content that builds on previous understanding from year-to-year.
Expanded student participation in and development of the Mosaic program, by including student leaders in advisor and student facilitator training.
Hired Admission Officer to help with diversity recruitment.
Completed podcast by Associate Head of External Relations for real estate company to communicate the School’s mission.
Continue to provide opportunities for families to visit school outside of the typical open house times. Multiple tours, morning and afternoon information seasons. Provide virtual meetings and virtual interviews for added flexibility.
Have become test optional to drop the cost barrier of testing for underserved communities.
Continue to meet with Relocation Managers to connect to families moving to Miami.
Hired new Alumni Relations Coordinator, which is an alumna, to continue building Alumni community.
Continuing to update the alumni database with current and accurate contact information and strengthen the Class Agent program.
Engage alumni by reaching out to them personally, with the expectation to bring them back into the PTS community such as hosting social events, featuring them in articles, speaking to our students and touring the campus.
Relaunch the PTS Alumni Mentor program, fostering mutually beneficial partnerships and meaningful connections.
Promoting alumni leaders through continued Alumni Board work and engagement in additional committees.
To explore and secure pioneering ways to attract, retain, and develop Mission-driven Faculty who inspire, empower and challenge students to embrace Palmer Trinity’s Portrait of a Graduate.
The Endowment has grown over the last 10 years from $200k to $15M to better weather market downturns and to be able to pay off debt, fund programs enhancements and faculty professional development--Patrick Roberts H.F. Roberts Global Learning Endowment (new 2022/23).
The school has grown annual fund to over $1M to fund new programs, initiatives, learning spaces to better serve our community.
Introduced policy to increase endowment through all capital projects with designated dollars.
Land and Facilities
To leverage our campus footprint to maximize learning opportunities for our community — both its unparalleled facilities and distinctive Florida grounds — creating independent natural and built environments that enrich the mind, nurture the body, and refresh the spirit.
2023 Master Plan update in progress to reflect new projects built per 2014 master plan and as built to date revisions per the Soaring to Greater Heights Campaign. Pattern book to accompany in progress highlighting guidelines and standards for future improvements for consistency.