Practicum for Civic Leadership

Practicum: Winter Projects, Global Collaborative Challenge And The Senior Independent Project

Trinity-Pawling wants students to learn how to think using a multi-disciplined approach to address a problem. Working collaboratively to understand an issue, learning how to give an oral presentation both as part of a group and as an individual, as well as learning how to ask the right questions when confronted with a challenge are critical 21st century skills. The three pronged multi-dimensional Practicum introduces every student to these learning challenges.

Winter Projects

The students select from a broad range of interdisciplinary course offerings and pair up with two teachers (one from each discipline) on a project that requires using the tools from both disciplines. Students are also encouraged to design their own projects. Each year’s Winter Project is reported on the student’s transcript as a number grade and given two academic credits.

Read more about Winter Projects in the Spring 2016 Trinity-Pawling Magazine:

Senior Independent Project

During the summer between junior and senior year and throughout the fall term, each senior will work on an independent project whereby he is linked with an alumnus or friend of the school. With his mentor, he will explore a specific topic in great detail. This Practicum consists of an oral presentation as well as a final presentation to the entire school using an alternative medium such as a chapel talk, newspaper article, T-P Ted talk, etc. Part of the exercise is figuring out how to share the findings with the community. The Senior Independent Project is graded as High Pass, Pass or Fail. This Practicum is reported on the student’s transcript and given two academic credits. 

Global Collaborative Challenge

In the spring term the entire junior class will be placed into random groups of five. Each group selects a global topic and then presents a solution to the topic in a twelve minute collaborative presentation to a group of faculty. After the presentation the group must defend its position. The group is graded on its ability to address the enormity of the global topic, the depth of research, the quality of the presentation, the collaborative nature of the presentation and the group’s defense of its presentation. The Global Collaborative Challenge is graded as High Pass, Pass or Fail. This Practicum is reported on the student’s transcript and given two academic credits.

Read more about the Global Collaborative Challenge in the Fall 2016 Trinity-Pawling Magazine:

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.

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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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