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Trinity Grammar School, Summer Hill
An independent, non-selective, Anglican day and boarding school for boys.
119 Prospect Road
Summer Hill
New South Wales
02 9581 6000
Sydney Inner-West
Preparatory School
115-125 The Boulevarde
Strathfield NSW 2135
PO Box 174 Summer Hill NSW 2130
02 9799 9449
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Pre K - Year 12
$16,600 to $30,600


  An International Baccalaureate World School

Trinity Grammar School is an Anglican day and boarding School for boys, from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, located at Summer Hill and Strathfield. Since its foundation in 1913, Trinity has forged a reputation for academic excellence, nurturing pastoral care, and participation in a wide range of sporting activities, co-curricular programmes and the creative and performing arts, all these factors promoting a rich cultural ethos and development of the individual talents of each boy.

Centrally located in Sydney’s thriving inner-west, Trinity draws boys from a wide variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds and many different suburbs across Sydney, the state of NSW as well as the rest of Australia and overseas.

Trinity has entry points throughout the School, but key ones are Pre-K and Kindergarten for the younger boys and Year 7 for those looking at Senior School only. Please speak to one of our Enrolment team members regarding your entry point today.

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Sydney Inner-West

About Us

Trinity Grammar School is committed to providing facilities that fully cater for modern global learning. These include: School of Music, School of Science, the Design Centre which caters for Technology and Design and the Visual Arts, multimedia production and recording studios, film, TV and post production suites, language labs, Drama Theatre, pastoral care centre and Library. This purpose-built Arthur Holt Library has been designed with three core user experience elements in mind; Functionality, Flexibility and Connectivity. The fully flexible spaces range from quiet study to group collaboration, including a modern soft furnishing reading zone as well as class and small meeting areas.

The School offers an extensive range of sporting activities that allow boys to develop and succeed to elite level in one or more sports. Trinity’s sporting facilities are state-of-the-art and match the potential and passion of the boys to reach professional levels:
• Three playing fields at Summer Hill campus
• Two Rugby and Cricket ovals
• FIFA-approved Football synthetic playing surface
• This synthetic playing surface is multi-purpose – with Cricket played during the summer – resulting in a third Cricket oval.
• Mondo all-weather Running track
• Two Long Jump pits
• High Jump facility
• Shot Put circle
• Discus throwing cage
• Gymnasium including Volleyball courts
• Indoor and outdoor Basketball courts
• Strength and conditioning centre
• Squash Court
• Indoor Swimming and Diving complex
• 10 synthetic Cricket Nets
• Trinity Tennis Centre (offsite – 6 courts and clubhouse at Ashbury)
• Soon to be completed Aquatic Centre – 50m Olympic sized pool; uniform 2m depth Water Polo space and second Gymnasium
• On-site physiotherapy facility

Trinity also has an Environmental Field Studies Centre in Huskisson.

The Preparatory School at Strathfield houses the multi-purpose Pre-Kindergarten space, Infants and Primary Centres, as well as a gymnasium, purpose-built library, music centre and protected outdoor play areas.
Trinity provides arguably the most extensive curriculum of non-selective independent boys’ schools in NSW – with the globally recognised International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), the IB Diploma Programme and the NSW HSC on offer. Alternatively, boys can follow the Trinity Vocational Academic Course (TVAC) pathway in Years 11 and 12 or the School Based Traineeships offered by Trinity as a Registered Training Organisation. Additionally, there is a national accredited Certificate II Leadership Through Cadets course, the only one of its kind offered in Australia.

This wide-ranging curriculum caters from the intellectually gifted to those more interested in vocational programmes, focusing on developing the whole student regardless of whichever programme he embarks upon, allowing him to gain confidence in his abilities and to achieve excellence in whatever he may pursue.

In 2015 Trinity Grammar School was honoured as the first school in Australasia to be accredited as a World Academy of Sport Athlete Friendly Education Centre, being one of only nine schools globally. This accreditation will help Trinity continue leading the way in providing flexibility and support for exceptional student athletes to study the IB Diploma over a period of up to four years rather than the standard two years.

Trinity's varied and engaging teaching methods incorporate authenticity and real-world learning. This ensures every Trinity boy is challenged, inspired and guided to become a successful, compassionate, internationally-minded man.

The eLearning department helps staff and students PreK-12 harness innovative technologies that enhance teaching and learning. Our passionate eLearning Integrators provide tailored training for our staff and work with students across all campuses to ensure that as a school we are at the forefront of innovative learning. eLearning staff promote and support the adoption of a blended learning model at Trinity. We have introduced an innovative suite of web based tools that support our students in accessing their learning anytime, anywhere.

Our focus on digital fluency exposes our students to authentic learning tasks and equips them with the digital skill set required for life beyond Trinity. Our students have access to the newest technology and benefit from the personalised learning enabled through our 1:1 devices, Chromebook and BYOD programmes. Students can access their virtual classroom 24/7 and use a variety of platforms and tools including Canvas, Google Apps for Education and Office 365.

Trinity’s School Tuition fees ranging from $16,600 to $30,600 include all text books, stationery packs, access to information technology resources, curriculum related excursions and camps, and co-curricular activities and sport.*
Please note Service Week, private instrumental lessons and Sporting Tours may carry additional charges.

Trinity’s compulsory co-curricular programme involves activities that are aimed at developing important skills in leadership, communication, performance, creativity, decision-making, cooperation and service.

Activities include Music via a symphony orchestra, bands and a range of choirs; Cadets; Debating; Chess; Mathematics Club; the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme; Visual Arts; Cubs, Scouts; Media Production; Drama and many other activities. Additionally there are music and sporting academies for those boys who are identified as outstanding candidates.

Trinity Grammar School has always provided a rich cultural environment which develops and enables boys to perform at their highest levels. The School is renowned for its encouragement of music, operating in purpose built facilities, with a breadth of performing arts being taught, encouraged and fostered by some of the most passionate and expert staff in the country.

Boarding at Trinity is different. Offering separate boarding facilities, boarding starts from Year 7 through to Year 12 and is kept deliberately small so that your son can receive the highest standard of care and mentoring available.

Trinity has the highest boarding staff to boarder ratio of any boarding school in Sydney and has been shaping young men through a boarding education for more than 102 years. Trinity creates a family environment within its boarding house with staff who understand the parental and pastoral needs of raising children and, in particular, young men.

At Trinity every boy is known, cared for and guided to grow in mind, body and spirit. Every Trinitarian has an extensive range of educational opportunities where he can discover and develop his skills, talents and aspirations and find his passions and purpose in life.
We have guided boys to grow in mind, body and spirit for over the past century and we know what boys need to truly flourish and succeed. At Trinity every boy has his best opportunity of realising his potential, passions and purpose in life.
The School’s proven Pastoral Care network means your son will be known, cared for and guided to grow in Mind, Body and Spirit. He will learn in a positive, passionate and harmonious environment, one where everyone feels part of the ‘Trinity family’. Trinity’s Secondary vertical House system provides strong peer relationships, and our Life Skills Programme nurtures emotional intelligence for the entirety of your boy’s School life.
To provide a thoroughly Christian education for boys, imparting knowledge and understanding of the world we live in, and recognising the importance of spiritual qualities in every sphere of learning. We actively encourage our students to grow in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man, in order that they may become responsible, contributing members of society.

Test Results

A leader in academic achievement, Trinity prides itself on consistently having students in the top one per cent of the state, with many students graduating with University scholarships from leading institutions around the world.

In 2014, it recorded the best IB School results in Australia, with 95% of the class exceeding the IB world average, including four perfect IB scores of 45 equivalent to an ATAR maximum of 99.95, equal first in the state and six IB scores of 44, an ATAR equivalent of 99.85. 

When combined with their HSC results, this saw 10% of their students receiving an ATAR equivalent of 99+, equal to the top 1% of the state; 25% attained an ATAR at or above 95; 35% achieved an ATAR at or above 90 and 51% accomplished an ATAR at or above 85.

Transport Options

The School’s Buses

Concord/Cabarita/Canada Bay (morning and afternoon)

Cronulla via Sans Souci (morning)

Cronulla (afternoon)

Miranda/Blakehurst (morning)

Oatley/Hurstville – Junior School Only (morning only)

Peakhurst/Oatley/Hurstville (morning and afternoon)

Phillip Bay/Matraville/Maroubra/Randwick/Daceyville (morning and afternoon)

Putney/Gladesville/Hunters Hill/Drummoyne/Rodd Point (morning and afternoon)

Sans Souci via Sydenham Station (afternoon)

Sutherland/Menai/Illawong (morning and afternoon)

Sydenham Station/Wolli Creek Station (afternoon)

To and from the Preparatory School at Strathfield

For more informaton please visit our website

Principal's Message

Our mission at Trinity Grammar School is to help boys discover their innate talents and unlock their full potential within the context of a supportive Christian environment. A school for boys by choice, not by chance, we have guided boys to grow in Mind, Body and Spirit for the past century and we know what boys need to truly flourish and succeed.

Each year when I meet the new boys on their first day of school, I am filled with the hope that every student will be able to discover his unique God-given talents, enabling him to grow into the best man he can be.

With an extensive range of world class educational programmes — including the International Baccalaureate, vocational competencies and one of the broadest range of co-curricular activities — Trinity provides a wealth of opportunities for every boy to develop his skills, whatever they might be.

Fuelled by a pastorally aware culture with exceptionally high levels of individual student attention, we pride ourselves on knowing, understanding and nurturing every student. I have the privilege and the pleasure of conducting one-on-one interviews with our senior graduating students. I witness the true success of a Trinity education by speaking with the well-rounded young men our boys have become.

If you want your son to receive an outstanding Christian holistic education where he will be nurtured to grow into a man who is clear and passionate about his unique talents, then consider Trinity. We look forward to welcoming your family to the Trinity community where your son will have his best opportunity to realise his unique potential, passions and purpose in life.

"Detur Gloria Soli Deo" (Let glory be given to God alone),

Mr Milton Cujes, Head Master


Trinity Grammar School offers a number of Scholarships, awarded annually, for Entry into Year 7. These include: Academic, Trinitarian/Alumni (All-round) and Music Scholarships.

To apply for a Scholarship please note towards the end of your son’s Year 5 in November applications will open. The closing date for ALL applications will be at the start of February of your son’s Year 6. Details of which will be placed on the School’s website.


Education at Trinity is delivered by motivated, creative and caring classroom teachers using exceptional facilities and resources. From the significant foundation years of schooling, boys are provided with  opportunities to develop in Mind, Body and Spirit.

A wide-ranging curriculum caters for all students - from the intellectually gifted to those more interested in vocational courses - and is arguably the most extensive curriculum of non-selective Independent Boys Schools across NSW. This means boys may access demanding, challenging courses that promise real academic accomplishment, achievable through hard work and good teaching.

This breadth of choice along with Trinity’s varied and engaging teaching methods incorporates authenticity and real-world learning.

PYP - (Primary Years Programme)
Trinity Grammar School understands the importance of making a good beginning. From the significant foundation years of schooling, boys are provided with opportunities to develop in Mind, Body and Spirit. The boys’ needs are met by a differentiated, inquiry based curriculum, delivered by motivated, creative and caring classroom teachers using exceptional facilities and resources.

At the core of this is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) which guides boys to become independent inquiry learners. The PYP, for students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6, focuses on the development of the whole child, in the classroom and also in the world outside. It offers a framework that meets the academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs of each child.

Delivering the Board of Studies curriculum outcomes, the PYP Programme adopts a comprehensive approach to learning with a global perspective. Based on an inquiry learning model, the PYP gives your son ownership of his learning to develop his research and critical thinking skills. He will be able to pursue his own interests and make meaningful connections with what he is learning to his home, the community and the world. This breadth of experience will help him to become a socially conscious, internationally minded and independent learner.

HSC - (Higher School Certificate)
The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is the traditional pre-tertiary credential for students in New South Wales. Every University accepts the credential throughout Australia. The internal assessment in Year 12 worth 50% and the final external exams worth 50%.

Trinity offers a wealth of subjects and study opportunities, arguably the widest in the State ranging from the highly academic to the creative and the vocational and delivered by experienced staff. There is considerable flexibility offered to students in unusual circumstances or personal difficulty.

IB - (International Baccalaureate)
The globally recognised International Baccalaureate diploma is another academic pathway that Trinity Grammar School offers students in Years 11 and 12. Introduced in 1998, Trinity has been a consistently high performer with an average IB score of 36 and 12 maximum IB scores of 45 since the turn of the century. Trinity’s 2014 class actually received the best IB School results in the country.

Again, like the HSC, Trinity offers arguably the widest range of IB subject choices delivered by experienced IB teachers. Currently over 25% of Trinity's senior students undertake the diploma because of its international outlook, the variety of subjects offered, the way it prepares students for further tertiary study and Trinity's IB continued successes.

Trinity also recently became the first school in Australasia to be accredited as a World Academy of Sport Athlete Friendly Education Centre (AFEC). It is one of only nine schools in the world to receive this accreditation.

The World Academy of Sport (WAoS) launched a global initiative earlier this year to accredit schools and education centres to provide flexibility and support to exceptional student athletes, enabling them to combine challenging training schedules with their academic commitments. This means boys at Trinity can study the IB Diploma Programme from 2016 over a period of up to four years instead of the normal two years.

TVAC - Trinity Vocational Academic Course
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses have the capacity to engage and challenge students to maximise their individual talents. Acquiring a range of technical, practical, personal and organisational abilities, boys develop industry-recognised skills to engage in the working world. As an RTO (Registered Training Organisation), Trinity offers boys in Year 11 and 12 a unique vocational pathway, with VET Certificate II courses in Construction Pathways, Electrotechnology and Hospitality and Certificate III courses in Information Digital Media Technology and Entertainment.

Encompassing school-based traineeships, these are courses exclusive to Trinity, providing boys with both vocational training and an ATAR. Additionally, there is a nationally accredited Certificate II Leadership Through Cadets course, the only one of its kind in Australia.

Sport is an essential element of the life of every Trinity boy and is compulsory from Years 3 to 12. Essential for healthy living, disciplined care of the body and the cultivation of temperate habits are an integral component of the development of a well-rounded boy. The vast range of sporting activities provides your son with the opportunity to succeed and develop through to the elite level in one or more of many different sports. It will enable him to develop skills that will translate into all facets of his adult life. The emphasis on students working in teams opens further avenues for leadership and co-operation.

With coaching staff supported by sport specialists who reflect our culture and beliefs, boys learn how to cope with adversity, to lose with dignity, and to win with grace.

Trinity Grammar School is at the forefront of sport education and has launched a new programme that will contribute to students achieving the Australian Government’s daily physical activity recommendations. The School introduced the Fundamental and Active Skills at Trinity (FAST) programme in 2015. Aimed at Preparatory and Junior School students, the programme aims to increase students’ Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) and physical activity both exclusively and inclusively of PE lessons.

The programme was launched in response to the 2014 Active Healthy Kids Australia Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Young People. The Report Card suggests there is a need for improvement in physical activity levels in Australian children. A number of recommendations were made for improvements for physical education and physical activity participation in schools, active play, aerobic fitness and movement skills.

Trinity Grammar School provides an extensive range of Co-Curricular Activities for your son to discover and develop his skills and talents. The compulsory co-curricular programme involves activities that are aimed at developing important skills in leadership, communication, performance, creativity, decision-making, cooperation and service.

From Dramatic Arts and Music to Debating and Self-Defence, Co-Curricular Activities are a vital component of the Trinity Triangle and essential to growing ‘well-rounded’ boys, building boys’ self-confidence and further enhancing their connectedness to the School.

Creative Arts
The School boasts an unparalleled Creative Arts programme, enabling your son to enjoy a rich array of media, with first-class facilities for ceramics, sculpture, dance, drama, music, and more.

From its outset Trinity Grammar School has provided a rich cultural environment enabling boys to recite their stories and express the intangibles of life. Long before schools in general were made to offer classes in Art or Music as part of a curriculum, Trinity’s Society of the Arts has been providing opportunities for boys to be exposed to fine Art and Music with which they would not normally come in to contact. This rich history has been the foundation for a breadth of performing and exhibition arts being taught, encouraged and fostered by some of the most passionate and expert staff in the country.

With the dedicated Delmar Art Gallery on the Summer Hill campus, boys are exposed to art exhibitions and installations as well as having a professional space to exhibit their own work.

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