Message from our Principal, Dr. B
Welcome to Trinity High School, home of the Blazers! Our mission at Trinity is to educate the whole person so that she may become an active leader in our global society. To that end, we have instituted two strong academic programs; International Baccalaureate and College Preparatory – both of which challenge students to think critically, listen attentively and act humanely.
For over fifteen years, Trinity has been a member of the International Baccalaureate Community and was in fact the first Catholic school in the state of Illinois to institute this honors program. Our 90% success rate has consistently exceeded the national average of 80%. IB students take a wide range of courses and are evaluated by both their teachers and outside IB evaluators. Students need to display expertise not only in written work, but orally as well. They need to examine subjects in depth and be able to defend their positions based on research in the subject area. Forty six percent of our student body is enrolled in at least one IB course and roughly sixteen percent of each senior class is enrolled in the full IB Diploma Program.
Trinity’s College Preparatory Program consists of a broad based humanities curriculum which also contains a wide variety of science and mathematics courses. Students in this program are also evaluated using a variety of instruments; however, all non-standardized tests are composed and evaluated by Trinity teachers. All teachers who teach IB courses also teach College Prep courses and use many of the instructional techniques that they learn at national IB workshops with both groups.
Students from both groups take classes in theology, physical education and health and all electives together so there is a free exchange of information and talents as the student body acts as one academic unit. All students benefit from a 4 X 4 Block Schedule which allows students to focus on fewer topics at a time so that they may delve into those topics more deeply. Teachers teach a smaller number of students during each block than in a more traditional class schedule so that they can really get to know their students well and tailor their instructional techniques to their learning styles.
I invite you to examine this website to get a fuller picture of the Trinity High School; you will see that community, spirit, active learning, religion, leadership, service to others and participation in our global society permeate the school and support our mission as a Catholic school for young women in the tradition of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa.
Dr. Antonia C. Bouillette
Principal, Trinity High School