What is the Trinity-Pawling School Ropes Course?

  • A leadership curriculum unique to Trinity-Pawling employed every Sunday and Monday during the spring term since 1990.
  • An experiential-learning vehicle to teach leadership and foster camaraderie and trust among juniors at Trinity-Pawling and to prepare them for their senior year.
  • Each activity serves to break down stereotypes among peer groups, de-emphasizes competition, and promotes an individual sense of competence and self-confidence.
  • Activities focus on group initiatives, trust building, problem solving, decision-making, effective communication.

    Trinity-Pawling: Ropes Course Leadership Program from Trinity-Pawling on Vimeo.

    What is a Ropes Course?

    Divided into two components, the ropes course consists of low rope elements (up to 5 feet off the ground) and high ropes elements (25 to 30 feet off the ground.)  It is constructed of cables, logs, wood, trees and utility poles.
    The program takes place on the campus of Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Connecticut. The Trinity-Pawling Faculty Coordinators of the ropes course program are Ralph Fedele and Josh Collins ’95.
    (Excerpts taken from the article Boys on the Ropes, by Greg Carpiniello. Click here to read the full article.)

A Commitment to Character

As we prepare young men for the world beyond Trinity-Pawling, we seek to convey this fundamental lesson: Character is the single most influential force to propel us forward - whether academically, physically, socially, or spiritually.

Trinity-Pawling has so much to offer!

Check out everything you can do and be in the pages on our site.  And if you'd like to contact us, we'd be happy to hear from you.  You can reach the admission office at 845-855-4825 or by email at admissions@trinitypawling.org

Not Just In the Classroom

What makes Trinity-Pawling unique? The Effort System is at the heart of everything we do.

The Pride

At Trinity-Pawling, every boy is a three-season athlete.  Whether he is learning the basics or has been excelling for years, he is part of the School's century-old athletic tradition.  T-P competes in the Founders' League, a highly competitive arena showcasing some of the nation's best prep school talent. T-P offers 13 interscholastic sports with 30 teams.

We're Seriously Creative

The Arts are an integral part of every Trinity-Pawling student's education. Whether they wish to develop existing talents or experiment with an entirely new form of expression, each student will have at least one year of music, theater, visual art or art history.

Welcome!

As a parent or guardian of a Trinity-Pawling student, you are a welcome member of the community. Your involvement through event attendance, participation in the Parents' Association, or simply staying connected is appreciated.

This could be you!

Over 100 years ago, Frederick Luther Gamage, Trinity-Pawling's Founding Headmaster, said, "Whether a boy succeeds or fails in the first instance at everything he tries is irrelevant.  The only boy who truly fails is the boy who fails to try."  Today, a century later, 315 boys live learn and grow together in an environment that fosters commitment, effort and character across the board.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

Stay Connected!

Trinity-Pawling has a rich tradition of alumni connectivity. We want you to participate in the life and vitality of the School. Through this engagement, alumni will help Trinity-Pawling propel forward.

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