Each January the campus is abuzz as juniors join their parents in Gardiner Theater for the Junior College Day presentations. 

Having grown up on Salisbury School’s campus, with a father who ran the College Office there for 25 years, College Counseling has always been in Slade’s blood. In fact, he explains, “We used to go on family vacations via stops at Lafayette, Lehigh and Muhlenberg. I probably visited over 100 colleges before I reached 9th grade. I had one of the world’s greatest college T-shirt collections.”
This is the day when the juniors step up and officially start the college process. The day, according to Slade Mead, Director of College Counseling, “Is both a sad and happy event. I say good bye to my senior buddies and start the process with the juniors. ” Slade was delighted by this year’s large turnout, as well as the 70 plus people watching on webcast. “We got off to a great start. The event was highlighted with a panel made up of three college admissions representatives, open to Q & A. This process can be somewhat daunting, but a year from now, the students will be in great shape.”

Over the years his role in the office has evolved from running virtually everything himself to an expanded office and team of professionals whose aim is to work with our students in every aspect that will help them get into college.

Nic Bell came into the fold three years ago and has been a great addition to the office. “Nic is fantastic! He not only learns quickly, but his personal skills have been essential to both working with the students and establishing relationships with the college admission representatives,” Slade says.

Nic was first introduced to college counseling through his role as Varsity Lacrosse coach. In this role, he served as a liaison between inquiring college coaches and his players who are seeking a college lacrosse playing experience. In doing so, Nic says, “I was able to expand my college network, while gaining insight into ‘fit’ on both the college side and the student side.”

Together, Slade and Nic work to find a match that is mutually agreeable for the college, student and family. “Working in a boarding school environment allows us to see and appreciate each boy personally, as we teach them, coach them, and also see them in the dorm environment. This vantage point allows us to pair students with colleges that fit their needs most appropriately,” Nic says.

As for Slade’s goals for the program, “My goal is simple—by the time a student gets to his senior year most of his college options are pretty well defined, since his transcript is his most important rite of passage into the college world,” Slade says. “I aim to find excellent matches between the students and the schools.”

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.


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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