The Practicum Advantage

Experiential Learning at its best

The Practicum for Civic Leadership — Trinity-Pawling’s signature program for experiential learning — plays an essential role in our students’ college process. Each of the three parts of the Practicum will find its way into almost every senior’s college portfolio. Additionally, the Practicum has its own section of the transcript, allowing college admissions teams to see the journey each student has gone through during their time at Trinity-Pawling.


Winter Project

These interdisciplinary projects allow students to showcase their interests and achievements outside of the traditional classroom setting.


Global Collaborative Challenge

Many college essays and interview questions will reference collaboration, teamwork, and overcoming obstacles. The GCC provides each of our students an opportunity to master these skills, discuss important topics, and prove their successes in addressing their assigned global issues.


Senior Independent Project

An opportunity for Trinity-Pawling seniors to showcase their research and real-world experiences in a particular subject or industry. Seniors may also pursue a Diploma with Distinction — an honor given to students who showcase exceptional independence and determination throughout their SIP process.


Success Stories

With the foundation of a Trinity-Pawling education, our graduates have gone on to...

...serve on the Student Senate at UC Berkeley;

...become Class Valedictorian at Trinity College;

...launch a safety-based mobile application at Carnegie Mellon University;

...start the Black Student Union on campus at Sewanee: The University of the South;

...be named Rookie of the Year as a freshman on the hockey team at Williams College;

...earn a national award for archeology stewardship at St. Lawrence University;

...and many more!