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The Trinity-Pawling School Arboretum

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Trinity-Pawling's Arboretum was officially dedicated on September 21, 2012.  Jeff Horst, curator of the Vassar Arboretum was the keynote speaker.  The Arboretum features an interpretive walk through the School’s 150 acres. Of the many native trees which grace the campus, the interpretive walk includes 241 specimens and over 30 varieties. The School’s Commemorative and Memorial Tree Program has, in large part, provided specimen trees and shrubs for the arboretum. The goal is to further enhance the collection of stately trees that already exist on campus. The arboretum was conceived as both a teaching resource for Trinity-Pawling students and faculty, and as a community resource.

The arboretum reflects the School’s commitment to creating an atmosphere of excitement, enthusiasm, and interest about the living environment while supporting the School’s goal of reducing energy consumption and promoting campus sustainability. Classroom lessons will be reinforced when students take an active part in the planting and caring for the trees and as they observe the natural seasonal rhythms. This hands-on experience will deepen students’ understanding of the living landscape, as well as the environmental and health benefits — both physical and emotional — of trees.

Here is a virtual guide book to the varieties of trees within the Trinity-Pawling Arboretum.

Former Headmaster Arch Smith was interviewed by Pawling Public Radio regarding the dedication. To listen to the interview, click here. 

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

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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