Why All-Boys?

We’re experts in boys’ education.

At Trinity-Pawling, we intentionally design our programs to engage, inspire, and challenge boys as they grow into young men of integrity. Our commitment to experiential learning acknowledges the research that has proven to be successful for boys. Our programs emphasize innovation, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking — in and out of the classroom. A camaraderie of “brotherhood” is enhanced by educators and students who are dedicated to building a culture of honor.

Our faculty — over 20 who have been teaching boys at Trinity-Pawling for over 15 years — provide a vigorous, yet supportive learning environment, where boys are encouraged to invest in themselves, discover their gifts and talents, and unlock their potential for greatness. While young men and boys can and do excel in many types of educational institutions, a growing chorus continues to praise the unique opportunities that an all-boys school, like Trinity-Pawling, provides.

Trinity-Pawling students on the quad
Varsity Football in a huddle on Coratti Field

An all-boys school understands and celebrates young men.

Schools that make the intentional choice to focus on the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional lives of boys and young men share an appreciation for the intensity and complexity of boyhood. Our educators celebrate and value all that it means to be a boy.

An all-boys school seeks first to build good men.

In addition to pursuing high academic achievement, schools for boys share many broad goals: to promote well-being, to develop resilience and empathy, and to see that each student achieves his potential. But none is more important than the essential goal of building good character and, by extension, helping each boy and young man make responsible choices and live an honorable life.

An all-boys school knows that boys develop and learn in different ways.

It’s a simple fact that boys and girls grow at a different pace. Boys’ strengths are different from those of girls. Boys are more spatial and visual by nature, and they demonstrate a natural affinity for areas like abstract mathematics. They are also hardwired to learn more easily through action than words. Our project-based, active learning curriculum fosters this learning style.

An all-boys school teaches in ways that boys learn best. 

Each faculty member at Trinity-Pawling has made a conscious choice to teach boys. Their passion to teach boys requires a commitment to build relationships, craft a curriculum, and lead a classroom that engages each student in the way he learns best.

An all-boys school fosters brotherhood and lifelong friendships. 

Working together in the classroom, on the playing field, or on the stage, students are united by a special bond of brotherhood. Many boys’ school graduates say the friendships they developed with their peers and with faculty are among the most important benefits they carry with them from their schools.

These are my brothers from other mothers. We grew from boys to men together. We know each other better than most know us. When we're together, we are the same people we were at T-P and grow closer with each passing year.

Chris LaMorte ’73