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

Head of School Blog

List of 4 news stories.

  • Heads of School Stand Out Against Gun Violence

    In response to the recent tragedy in Parkland, I am proud to include my name with a letter to be published in the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald on Friday, March 23, the day before the national march against gun violence.
    This letter reflects the sentiments of fellow Heads of nearly 80 independent schools in Florida, and I have included the letter in this blog.
    As we continue to mourn the lives lost and so many others affected, please know how grateful I feel to live, work, and play in this amazing Community. I look forward to continuing to work with each of you to find ways to make our School always be a place where Love truly conquers all.
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  • Strategic Plan 2020 Updates

    Early last week, we released our third official update on the progress made on Strategic Plan 2020.

    I am truly proud of the good work we are doing and of the overall strides we have made on this five-year plan and roadmap for our school. Accordingly, I have enclosed a link to the update, and encourage you to take a few minutes to review it:

    Strategic Plan Updates Page

    As you will see, we are well on our way to completing all of our initiatives well within the five-year time frame. Thank you to Suzanne Calleja for working with each of our teams — the Academic Team, the Operations Team, and the External Relations Team — to gather the information, record our progress, and communicate the good news so diligently.

    We have much to celebrate, and much good work ahead of us to complete Strategic Plan 2020.
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  • A Holiday Message from the Head of School

    “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”
    ---W.T. Ellis
    The holidays are upon us!
    And, yes, Christmas is definitely in the air.
    Semester examinations are complete, travel plans made, and the usual craziness of the season is underway. The Palmer Trinity School campus is eerily quiet, as students and most of our Faculty and Staff have departed for the three week holiday. Even the peacocks have nestled into their resting spots, tucked away, enjoying the solitude and silence.
    As many of you may well know, I absolutely love this time of the year, and for many good reasons. Growing up in a home surrounded by avid Christmas lovers, I really had no choice in the matter, and, in my upbringing, I was raised to embrace so many of the rituals of the season.
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  • Winter Dance Recital

    Yesterday's dark and dreary skies, coupled with sporadic downpours and dropping temperatures, brought the first real chill of Winter to South Florida. After a hectic week full of school activities, a Board meeting and dinner on Friday, and the normal routine, I must admit that I was moving a bit slowly and having a hard time getting changed out of my comfortable sweatpants and house slippers.
    However, I had big plans yesterday to escort my five-year-old daughter, Katherine Anne on a "date", and we were determined to get out of the house and had big plans to attend the Middle School Dance Recital at 2.30 p.m.
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Patrick H. F. Roberts has more than twenty-four years of educational leadership and administrative experience in the private school sector. Three 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 Arcadiana 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.
8001 SW 184 Street, Miami, FL 33157
Tel: 305.251.2230 | Fax: 305.251.2917
An independent, college preparatory, co-ed, Episcopal day school serving a community of students grades 6-12.