和其他名校一样, Trinity promises to offer a balanced educational program for body and mind, heart and soul; incorporating 艺术, 体育运动, 和社区服务:“我们被召唤去挑战思想, 激发想象力, and train the bodies of the young people who have been entrusted to us; to enlarge their spiritual lives; and to increase their capacity for mutual and self-respect.“就像其他致力于文科的学校一样, we seek to give our students “the tools of rigorous and passionate intellectual inquiry and self-expression.”,, 就像纽约市和其他地方的许多学校一样, we care passionately about the ethical as well as intellectual development of our students, seeking to develop enlightened and engaged citizens: “We must lead them to distinguish between right and wrong and then do what is right so they can be persuasive and courageous citizens.”
那么，我们的使命有什么独特之处呢? 也许最值得注意的是, our mission uniquely elaborates how extensively a Trinity education is connected to the exceptional city in which we live: “We will engage the larger communities of city, 国家, 我们是这个世界的一部分. 我们将为我们的邻居服务. We will live fully in our city—exploring its byways and playing over its terrain. We will learn its history and traditions, and what it can teach us of 艺术 and sciences. 我们将体现和颂扬它的多样性.从低年级的实地考察到高年级的社区时间演讲, 以及我们在社区的转型伙伴关系, the school seeks not only to make best use of the extraordinary educational resources surrounding the school, 也要做一个好邻居
From our enriching relationship with the city springs the school’s distinctively strong commitment to diversity: “我们将体现和颂扬它的多样性.” Deeply committed to creating a inclusive community of learners and teachers, 足球外围最靠谱的平台的学生群体反映了少数民族的特点, 种族, 社会经济, 性别, 家族性, 以及它称之为家的这座城市的宗教多样性. Trinity’s commitment to build a truly inclusive community is woven into the fabric of our mission and reaches into every corner of school life as we seek to enlarge every student’s “capacity for mutual and self-respect”: “In our commitment to diversity, we must show our students how to be colleagues 和朋友 so they can act out of respect and love.” I know of no other school that explicitly articulates its mission as an act of love and conceives of excellence primarily as a collective achievement built upon mutual care.
而三一, 像很多学校一样, 设想它的使命是“预备”,” we aspire to be much more than just a college preparatory school: “We intend to prepare students to learn confidently for the rest of their lives and to give generously and joyfully to others.” Talk of college is deliberately excluded from our understanding of excellence, 因为我们相信，狭隘地关注大学, 随之而来的是对完美主义简历的关注, 会阻碍而不是促进我们学生的成长. 我们试图引导学生的注意力到更广泛的, 更深刻地理解人类的卓越, 在古典传统中(以及我们学校的校训中)被表达为“美德”.”
As signaled by the mission’s repeated use of the language of vocation and calling to describe our work here, the pursuit of excellence at Trinity is perhaps better conceived as a spiritual process, in which students develop over time an increasingly capacious understanding of their unique role as giving, thinking citizens in a larger world in need of their talents and care: “We must ask our students what they believe in so they can know themselves in the world.在某种程度上, we accomplish this through service-learning and chapel programs that call students not only to grow into their best selves, but also to reach out beyond themselves to address needs and realities greater than themselves. By encouraging students to make connections between learning in our classrooms and life beyond Trinity, 通过整合学习和给予, 我们力求为学生提供一种透视的感觉, 使他们能够, 而在这里, to begin the life-long process of discerning their responsibilities to others. The School believes that such perspective is essential to students’ own sense of balance, 健康, and fulfillment; fostering such perspective is one of the essential ways in which we strive to “keep our students safe and well.”
While our mission statement serves as a wonderful window into our educational aspirations, the best way to get a sense of the place is to meet our students and teachers. 意料之中的是, our mission statement begins by directing your attention to them and to the remarkable relationships they build inside as well as beyond our classrooms: “The conversation between student and teacher is the heart of our school; all that we do must be born of and nourish that relationship.” We welcome you to the centuries-old and ever-new humane conversation that is Trinity School.