In 1960, Trinity opened St. Richard’s Episcopal School as a parish school and community outreach. Modeled after British day schools, the school places emphasis on knowledge and values for a lifetime through the implementation of Five Pillars for Success: Faith, Classic Curriculum, Leadership, Civic Responsibility, and Global Readiness.
After implementing governance changes in 1998 that made St. Richard’s more autonomous from Trinity, the school became financially independent from the church in 2004. Though they are governed separately, the two institutions maintain a shared campus and a close working relationship. Earlier this year, a Chaplain/Curate was called by both institutions to lead Children’s Ministries at Trinity and serve as School Chaplain at St. Richard’s. Having a member of the clergy working for both institutions helps to maintain continuity and high quality in Christian formation and education at both church and school, through Godly Play for younger children and divinity classes for older children. Trinity continues to have representation on the St. Richard’s board of directors, by both parishioners and the rector.
Learn more about St. Richard’s Episcopal School and its current Campaign for St. Richard’s, The school’s campus expansion plan to stay true to the promise of providing students with “knowledge and values for a lifetime.” New and expanded areas will allow the school’s faculty and staff to better teach and nurture students.