Trinity High School launches into its 100th with a plan for the future

Trinity High School is about to reach a milestone: one hundred years of educating and empowering young women. As Trinity begins to launch its centennial and strategically plan for the next one hundred years, it makes sense to begin a search for a new president, one who will take the baton which represents all that Trinity has become over ten decades and carry that baton into Trinity’s bright future, ushering Trinity into its next one hundred years of educating young women.

Sister Michelle Germanson, O.P. will remain as president as they search for the right person. Trinity is truly committed to finding someone who we know will continue the mission Trinity has created and has a vision for an amazing, woman-centered future. Once a new president is named, Sister Michelle will remain at Trinity as the President Emerita and still be present in the building, empowering the mission.

Sister Michelle said, “I make this announcement knowing that Trinity is well prepared for future academic and financial growth as we begin our second century of empowering young women.  We have put into motion many programs to make this high school the most awesome single-gender school in the Chicago area. I look forward to my new role at Trinity focusing more on continued relations with alumnae and stakeholders who are invested in Trinity’s mission.”

Trinity High School, a Sinsinawa Dominican sponsored school, appointed Sister Michelle President 25 years ago at a time when it was experiencing some challenges.  Under her charismatic leadership, several changes were made to secure Trinity’s future success.  Her first order of business was to expand the academic programs. That effort put Trinity into the unique position of being the second school in Illinois to be accepted by the prestigious International Baccalaureate Organization, a globally recognized high school curriculum identified as the best in the world. As Trinity’s outstanding academic reputation was secured, student enrollment increased and finances stabilized.  Trinity is an academic powerhouse, and its successes will continue as it enters its second century of educating young women and leading them on paths of empowerment. In addition to holding a significant ranking in the International Baccalaureate, Trinity is also known for its mission-driven holistic education, unique fine arts program, and strong athletic accomplishments.

Today, Trinity’s academic statistics are impressive; 24 years of 100% college acceptance, and with this year’s graduating class earning over $23.5 million in academic scholarships, these numbers demonstrate that a Trinity education is well worth the investment.

“Sister Michelle, through her unique personality and strong leadership, has shaped Trinity to become the exceptional educational institution that it is today,” said Board Chairman Walter Healy. “Michelle has touched so many lives during her 25 years at Trinity and will continue to do so in her new role as President Emerita. Building stronger relationships with our alumnae and benefactors is crucial to our continued success.”

The Trinity Board of Directors has chosen William E. Hay & Company to assist in a nationwide search for a new president who will launch Trinity into its next century.



Trinity Shines at State Art Competition

Congratulations to the Trinity students whose work was represented at the IHSAE state art competition this year! Trinity had a record number of students selected to participate in this nationally recognized show. We are proud to announce that two Trinity students received awards: IN the GENERAL EXHIBITION, Senior Mia Salazar received the Bronze medal, third place, for her film “Cosmic World” in the Time Arts category! And IN THE SENIOR PORTFOLIO EXHIBITION, Senior Meagan Ceballos received the Bronze medal, third place in show, for her painting entitled, “El Corazon”! Trinity is so proud of all of these students and all those who attended the reception last Sunday!

Bal Dominique 2017

Thank you for joining us and supporting  Bal Dominique 2017

Saturday, April 8th

Celebrating Leadership and Service

Honoring leaders who embody Trinity’s values
of Knowledge, Faith, and Strength

Father Thomas J. Hurley

Recipient of the Trinity Leadership Award


Robert (posthumously) & Marcia Coleman
Recipient of the Lois Lyon Brennan † ’51 Service Award

Butterfield Country Club
2800 Midwest Road

Congratulations to Trinity’s 2017 Illinois State Scholars

Trinity High School is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Illinois State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement (listed in alphabetical order): Emma Alm, Isabella Andries, Kira Barrett, Olivia Blasi, Kate Conneely, Pamela Connolly, Katherine Cusack, Brittany Hosty, Courtney Hughes, Lucy Lang*, Veronica Lubeck, Savannah Martinez*, Shannon McGuire*, Emily Perez, Katharine Perschke, Olivia Poholik, Andrea Ramirez, Amy Rayas, Clarissa Rivera, Liucija Siliunas*, Ashlen Trapalis, Carlyn Uhlir, Sarah Whiteside*. * Not Pictured.

Trinity Artists Accepted into IHSAE Exhibition Competition

We are so excited to announce a record number of Trinity artists whose work was accepted into this year’s Illinois High School Art Exhibition Competitions. The exhibitions will take place on Sunday, February 26th.  Additional awards will be given out at that time from jurors, colleges, and universities. We are just so proud of each of our creative young women.


Isabella Andries, Helena Baka, Meagan Ceballos, Maureen Dudzinski, Marisa Maiella, Sarah Michalik, Margaret Nelson, Victoria Perez, Andrea Ramirez, Clarissa Rivera, Mia Salazar, and Ashlen Trapalis.


In Painting: Meagan Ceballos, in Sculpture: Annabella Fritts, in Photography: Nicolette Lollino, in Design: Sasha Ortiz, in Mixed Media: Caitrin Robbins, and in Time Based Arts (video): Salazar Mia.

IHSAE Student Art Exhibitions! February 26th, 2017

ZHOU B Art Center (General Exhibition) 1029 W 35th St, Chicago 

  • College Recruitment Fair: 10am-12pm ● General Exhibition: 12-6pm  ● Awards Ceremony: 1:30pm 

Bridgeport Art Center (Portfolio Exhibition) 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago 

  • College Conversations: 1:30-3pm & 5-6pm ● Senior Scholarship Exhibition: 12-6pm ● Awards Ceremony: 3:30pm