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.

  • The Case for Optimism

    Opening Chapel Speech - January 9, 2019

    Welcome to the New Year! 2019. Another Semester begins today…
    New Opportunities…
    New Horizons…
    New Adventures are yours for the taking!

    As the inception of any year signals a time fresh with hope, a sense of excitement, and a “clean slate”, this year is one in which we have much to celebrate, and much to do.
    And while I know many of you have made your list of Resolutions, or are working on your Goals for this new year, I am going to ask you today to do just one thing as you go forward and begin 2019.
    It’s a simple request, really, and one in which I firmly believe will help you in everything you do, each and every day.
    And just what is this one thing?

    My one wish and my one request for you is simply to:

    Be an Optimist.
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  • The "richest man in town"...

    For those of you who were in attendance last night at our Holiday Party, I sincerely hope you enjoyed yourself! The weather was just right, the food and festivities were "spot on", and this particular gathering of our amazing and diverse Community was a true delight. Thanks to the hard work of so many, most notably Mrs. Gallardo, Mrs. Cartaya, Mr. Beguiristain, and countless parent volunteers, our "Bows and Bowties" event was a resounding success and a most joyous occasion.

    Thank you.

    For the record, well over 400 members of our Community, representing Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Parents, Grandparents, Board Members, and Friends were in attendance last night, and it was a perfect way to kick off the holiday season. And while I must admit that I am moving a bit slowly today, I am feeling quite proud of our "spirit", and am holding a deep sense of gratitude for each of you, and our Palmer Trinity Community.
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  • God bless us, Every One!

    The holiday season is upon us, in full force...What a wonderful gathering today!

    Today's special Lessons and Carols presentation of "A Christmas Carol Suite" was truly beautiful, and I am truly grateful for all the hard work of Mrs. Queen, Dr. Harvin, Mr. McFarlane, Mr. Stoddard, Mrs. Rodriguez, Chaplain Cassini, Mr. Stewart, and all of our talented students, who led us so capably in this tradition. Thank you.

    For those of you who are interested, here is my brief commentary, and I say "thank you" for allowing me the opportunity to share with you my personal thoughts on one of my all-time favorite stories.

    All the very best and I look forward to celebrating more with you at the PTS Holiday Party this coming Saturday!
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