In October 1999, the Frederick Regional Council of Episcopal Churches chartered a study to explore the need for a faith-centered independent school in the Frederick, Maryland area. That study suggested a strong desire for such a school, particularly for middle school grades six through eight. Within the Evangelical Lutheran Church there were learnings of similar interest. The two groups formed a joint committee to shape the vision and mission for a school.
The founding Board was officially formed in September 2001, consisting of educators, church members, community leaders, and future Trinity School parents. In October 2001, the founding board initiated the process of incorporation. The Trinity School of Frederick incorporated as a school, independent of a specific parish or congregation, but maintaining its Lutheran and Episcopal identity through Lutheran and Episcopal affiliations, application of theology during weekly chapel services, religious education, daily school life, and Board of Trustees representatives.
In September 2002, the Founding Head of School, Pamela Seale, opened the doors of Trinity School of Frederick to 23 students in grades Kindergarten through four, the first step to a Kindergarten through grade eight independent school. On September 25, 2002, Bishop H. Gerald Knoche (ELCA, Maryland-Delaware Synod) and Bishop Robert Wilkes Ihloff (Episcopal Diocese of Maryland) dedicated the school during a special chapel service. In June 2007, Trinity School graduated its first 8th grade class.
Trinity School of Frederick does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, religion, disability, or any other class protected by law in the administration of its educational policies, employment practices, admissions policies, scholarship loan or financial aid programs, athletic programs, and other school-administered programs.
Thank you Lord for this fine day
And for three special things we pray:
Bless our families, bless our friends, and bless our school.
Help us Lord, to be like you,
Loving, kind and forgiving, too.