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How we see Trinity College School
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How Trinity College School sees itself
"At TCS, each student is valued for what they uniquely bring to the community because individuality matters here. Our campus is 100 acres of home, where our students quickly become a close-knit, extended family. Students are surrounded by people who only want the best for them. We support them to find their personal path so that they’re ready to realize their potential. Our students develop independence by being part of a community where there is the space, time, choice and resources to realize what’s within them."
"At TCS, each student is valued for what they uniquely bring to the community because individuality matters here. Our students are surrounded by people who only want the best for them. We support them to find their personal path so that they are ready to realize their potential. Graduates develop that rare confidence that comes from knowing that they have been deeply understood and they start what's next truly valuing themselves as well as others."
"At TCS, students can get a fresh start and go as deep as they want, exploring, discovering, and focusing, with abundant options. Our variety of electives and co-curriculars offer your child opportunities to try something new and go deeper with what they may already love. Our faculty works with each student, using the right amount of challenge and encouragement to help each student realize what’s possible because at TCS students achieve great things when they feel supported."
"At TCS, an excellent education means students remain open to learning throughout life and doing something positive with what they have learned. Our students realize their "why" as we nurture and further develop their good character."
"People see our buildings, they feel the community when they come onto campus. What they maybe don’t see, at least at first, is the work our faculty works with each student, using the right amount of challenge and encouragement to help each student realize what’s possible because at TCS students achieve great things when they feel supported."
"Our history, and our longstanding traditions
Our campus, which occupies a 100 acre parcel of land
Our variety of electives and co-curriculars
The independence our students feel from becoming part of a community where there is the space, time, and resources to realize what’s within them.
Our community, and the belonging they feel to TCS throughout their lives"
How people from the school’s community see Trinity College School
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Stuart K. C. Grainger, Headmaster
MBA, MEd, BEd
For more than 140 years, Trinity College School (TCS) has been internationally recognized for excellence in educating young people. It is no surprise that our challenging and encouraging environment has helped TCS graduates gain entrance to top universities around the world, and that our alumni are leaders in their communities. But this is just half the story.
TCS has always been keenly involved in character development, as reflected in our mission, “developing habits of the heart and mind for a life of purpose and service.” Given the challenges facing our planet today, we know our students will be called upon to lead their communities, their colleagues, their cause and, in some cases, their countries. If we are to best prepare our students to meet these challenges, we must inspire them to become leaders of character, purpose and vision.
At TCS we think that the quality of character determines the quality of leader. As such, we challenge our students to establish worthy goals and to act to good purpose. We cultivate integrity in our students. We encourage honest and constructive conduct. And, on the strength of our people, our programme and our place, we help to develop leaders who are broad-minded, intelligent, thoughtful and confident.
If you are considering Trinity College School as a destination, I trust that this Web site will provide you with many of the details you desire.
However, in order to truly experience the strong, supportive community that is TCS, I would like to extend an open invitation to visit us in person. I can promise you that the caring and energizing environment that we foster and enjoy will prove unique from any other school you may have visited.
I very much look forward to welcoming you to campus.
Stuart K.C. Grainger
Most big schools provide your extroverted child with plenty of social opportunities and the ability to interact with different peer groups with a wide range of personalities, interests, values, etc. A larger student population and more extracurriculars—including activities like team sports, arts programs, and debate—will give them a broader scope of opportunities to participate in events that scratch their interpersonal itch. “This may also give them the opportunity to hone certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students.”
At a boarding school, your extroverted child will likely enjoy seeking out and interacting with peer groups from different backgrounds, away from home. In fact, studying and living with other kids for an extended period of time, as many alumni tell us, provides the unique opportunity to form close relationships that can last well beyond the school years. Many boarding schools also have large student populations and more extracurriculars—including activities like student council, team sports, and arts programs—which will give your outgoing child a broader scope of opportunities to feed off the energy of others, and possibly even become a leader, in a dynamic environment.
Keep in mind, though, “Being an extrovert can be a catalyst for getting involved in lots of activities, which can sometimes be hard to manage,” says Joanne Foster, Toronto-based education consultant and author of ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids. “For instance, a particularly extroverted child may try to end up juggling too many people and activities. While they still may thrive at a boarding school, it helps to know your child and how much social interaction they can handle comfortably.”
Make sure any prospective school, no matter what size, provides the right social environment to help your child feel at home, make friends, and develop confidence. This is especially important at big schools, which are sometimes more socially overwhelming and challenging for an introvert to find their bearings in. Of course, “Because larger schools usually have a more diverse student population, introverted kids are more likely to find a small group of people like them, a peer group they can relate to and find acceptance from,” says Dona Matthews, Toronto-based education consultant and co-author (with Joanne Foster) of Beyond Intelligence.
Bigger schools often have a broader scope of extracurricular activities, which is another way to help your child meet the right group of friends. “This may also give them the opportunity to develop certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students. Remember, though, each child is different—so what works for one may not work for another.”
At a boarding school, your introverted child will be more motivated (and virtually compelled) to seek out and interact with different peer groups. Away from home and in a new environment, they’re more likely to take the initiative to form close friendships, which can boost their independence and confidence, and help them develop critical social skills.
"Consider, though, whether your child will be comfortable and confident while living away from home, and while having to navigate the various, and sometimes unforeseen social-emotional experiences, alongside the academic challenges,” says Joanne Foster, education expert and author of ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids. Finally, ensure support systems are in place to promote their social and emotional development, and that your child is willing and prepared to take advantage of them. Your child will often need to advocate for themselves at a boarding school, and they’ll need confidence and perseverance to do so.
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