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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-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.

  • Our Treasures...

    Believe it or not, at this time last year, our School had not officially kicked off our current Soaring to Greater Heights capital campaign. While our volunteers and Development Team had certainly worked quietly for nearly two years to that point, we had not actually gone "public" with our announcement until last November. As you may or may not recall, our grand celebration was scheduled for November 4; thus, we were in the final stages of preparation, working diligently to put the final touches on both the event and the "roll out" of the campaign. 
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  • Leadership and Learning

    "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
    ---John F. Kennedy

    This past Friday offered us a chance to stop, breathe a bit, and enjoy some wonderful discussions, particularly as we begin our Self-Study process, and prepare for our FCIS accreditation visit next Fall, 2019. As we engage in these conversations and examine our "State of the School", so to speak, I am incredibly eager to build upon our good work since our last accreditation visit upon my arrival, in the Fall of 2014.

    As I gathered my thoughts over the weekend, I found myself asking more questions. Needless to say, as our good friend, dear colleague, and devoted Board member, Harvey Sperling tells us, the questions are the key, and asking the right question is the real challenge.


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  • 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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