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-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 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.

  • Ring the Victory Bell

    As I headed home Friday, just as dusk was settling in, and the heat of the day was finally beginning to subside, I heard the resonant tones of our Victory Bell proudly proclaiming a Falcon win.
    What a beautiful sound!
    After a tough game against arch-rival Ransom Everglades, our Falcons soundly defeated the Raiders, 18-6, reclaiming the Oar, fifteen years after losing it. Quite an accomplishment!
    And, while I am certainly proud of all of our Varsity Football players, cheerleaders, and coaches, perhaps I am most proud of our amazing Community, and the incredible start we have had to this 2018-19 school year.
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  • A Beacon of Light...

    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.
    ---Palmer Trinity School Prayer

    Recently I joined members of our External Relations Team for a planning session, and Team Retreat, in Key Largo, Florida. Before our meeting began, I had woken up early (as I do regularly now, especially since the school year has begun), and, as is often my habit, took a long walk to begin the day. As the sun had not come up yet, it was quite dark, and the streets and sidewalks were empty, allowing me the opportunity to travel in the silence, feeling quite alone, and with only my thoughts to accompany me.

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  • Our Walk Together

    Opening of School Chapel
    August 15, 2018
    This past summer I spent nearly two full weeks in my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. During that stretch of vacation, I also had the opportunity to “sneak away” for three days to a remote corner of East Tennessee, spending a long weekend with my wife, as we celebrated our anniversary.
    For those of you who know, we have four small (and active!) children under the age of 10, and being able to have a few moments alone is, well, quite rare...I had actually planned the trip for some time, all the way back in April, and in doing so, lined up two sets of babysitters, making sure that we were “covered” for the full three days.
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