Quality Education. Christian Values.
In October 1999, the Frederick Regional Council of Episcopal Churches chartered a study to explore the need for a faith-centered independent school in the Frederick, Maryland area. That study suggested a strong desire for such a school, particularly for middle school grades six through eight. Learning of similar interests within the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick and Urbana and leveraging the benefits of the Call to Common Mission, the two groups formed a joint committee to shape the vision and mission for a school.
The founding Board was officially formed in September 2001, consisting of educators, church members, community leaders, and future Trinity School parents. In October 2001, the founding board initiated the process of incorporation. The Trinity School of Frederick incorporated as a school, independent of a specific parish or congregation, but maintaining its Lutheran and Episcopal identity through Lutheran and Episcopal affiliations, application of theology during weekly chapel services, religious education, daily school life, and Board of Trustees representatives.
In September 2002, The Trinity School of Frederick opened its doors to 23 students in grades Kindergarten through four, the first step to a full Kindergarten through grade eight independent school. On September 25, 2002, Bishop H. Gerald Knoche (ELCA, Maryland-Delaware Synod) and Bishop Robert Wilkes Ihloff (Episcopal Diocese of Maryland) dedicated the school during a special chapel service. In June 2007, Trinity School graduated its first 8th grade class.
Trinity School is a co-educational independent school serving grades Kindergarten through eight. Trinity is approved by the state of Maryland and currently serves 130 students, led by Head of School, Barbara Cartwright. Trinity currently employs more than 25 highly educated and gifted educators. Trinity School is an educational and outreach ministry of the Frederick Regional Council of Episcopal Churches and Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick and Urbana and is a community of faith that reflects and expresses our caring Judeo-Christian heritage as represented through Lutheran and Episcopal theology. Trinity welcomes students and families from all religious backgrounds.