Message from our Principal, Dr. Powers


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Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year, home of the Blazers!

As the principal, I am honored to share with you how the Dominican Sinsinawa core values of Community, Study, Preaching, and Prayer are at the heart of everything we do at Trinity, which makes it a truly exceptional school.

As a daily reminder these core values are engraved in the entry way of our school. However, they are not merely words, they are put into action everyday through our dedicated faculty and staff, the commitment of our community and the spirit of the girls.

Trinity is a more than a four year high school experience it is like being part of a family with participation that spans a lifetime. It begins with building solid relationships and performing service while at Trinity but continues through generations of active alumnae.  Trinity faculty are committed to the academic, spiritual, and emotional growth of each student. On a daily basis they model our core values, and help create a caring and supportive school community that is rooted in the Dominican Sinsinawa mission, wherein every student feels valued and respected.

The academic experience at Trinity is second to none. We set high academic expectations for all of our students and provide a nurturing environment along with academic support to ensure their success. We educate the whole person so that they may become active leaders in our global society.  To that end, we have instituted two strong academic programs; International Baccalaureate (IB) and College Preparatory – both of which challenge students to think critically, listen attentively and act humanely

For over twenty-four years, Trinity has been a member of the IB Community and was the first Catholic school in Illinois to institute this honors program.  Our 90% success rate has consistently exceeded the national average.  IB students study a wide range of curriculum and are evaluated by Trinity faculty and independent IB evaluators.  For all IB course work, students need to display an in depth expertise of content through strong written and verbal communication.  Trinity’s Pre-IB courses are available for freshman and sophomores and students that qualify for a full IB certification are enrolled in the Full IB Diploma Program junior and senior year.

Trinity’s College Preparatory Program consists of a rigorous humanities curriculum, which contains a wide variety of science and mathematics courses.  Students in this program are evaluated using a variety of assessment. Faculty that teach IB courses also teach College Prep courses and use many of the same strategies and techniques from  the IB program, which enhances the curriculum.

To ensure that the student body acts as a unit and there is free exchange of ideas, students from the IB and College Prep programs attend theology, physical education, health and electives courses together.

Additionally, all students benefit from a 4 X 4 Block Schedule, which allows students to focus on fewer topics at a time and obtain a more in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. The faculty to student ratio is smaller for block scheduling when compared to a more traditional class schedules, which allows faculty to tailor their instructional techniques to student’s individual learning styles.

I invite you to examine  this website to obtain a full picture of Trinity High School; you will see that community, spirit, active learning, prayer, student leadership, service to others and participation in our global society permeate the school and supports our mission as a Catholic school for young women in the tradition of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa.

Warmest Regards,

Dr. Noreen A. Powers
Principal, Trinity High School