Trinity’s Great Books Program is modeled after programs found at the University of Chicago, the University of Notre Dame, and St. John’s College in both Annapolis and Santa Fe. The program is student-driven, inquiry-based, and aims to explore the human experience and its complexity through classic works of literature. Students will develop their worldview and critical thinking by asking questions, formulating and sharing their opinions, and supporting their ideas with textual evidence.
Trinity’s program uses well-crafted, multicultural selections that connect to our established curriculum while offering enrichment opportunities and the chance for mentoring. Our optional program features faculty-sponsored titles. Students choose each book from the categories below and then work with a faculty member over the semester for a personalized learning experience. Students may earn half a credit with the completion of this program, recognition at graduation, and a special designation on their transcript. See a list of books which feature diverse voices from across the world.
Each Trinity student is equipped with a Chromebook (1:1 technology) for academic use in and out of school. Students have the ability to research, do homework, collaborate with one another, problem-solve, communicate with teachers, learn remotely in times of need, and engage with the modern world on their own device.
Chromebooks allow our students the ability to gain valuable technology skills, while providing continuity of learning and equal opportunities for each student at Trinity.