Huge Increase in Students Taking the Placement Test

We saw a 21 percent increase in the number of eighth-graders taking the Placement Test at Trinity compared to one year ago. Sixty-nine more students took the test than last year. More are already scheduled to take the makeup test on Jan. 7.

Mr. James Torra H’12, Director of Admissions remarked, “This turnout is great affirmation. It doesn’t surprise me since we have been receiving tremendous feedback from prospective parents and students about the opportunities here. They see Trinity as a school where every student is challenged and supported. Our levels of satisfaction among alumni, parents and students indicate what we are doing is appreciated and valued. I look forward to working with parents during the enrollment process.”

The Placement Test is one part of a multi-tiered process we use to tailor-make each student’s class schedule. All test-takers will be invited to numerous events this spring and summer. By the first day of school in August, they will already feel like Trinity students.

Principal Dan Zoeller H’07 was excited about the turnout. “Parents see that the approach we take provides the best chance for success for their son. Our college-like daily class schedule, low average class size (which will remain the lowest ever next year), smart use of technology and our successful House/Advising system are responsible for our record-setting student achievement. Eighth-graders who shadow see our teachers in action and want to be Trinity students.”

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