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English 7

English 7 explores traditional literature with a modern twist. Although students study literary classics, they use technology to explore learning in new ways. Creating a student-centered classroom allows students to learn and communicate using creative approaches. During the fall term the class reads a variety of short stories by noted authors, learning and discussing the basic elements of fiction. The winter and spring term focus on a survey of several novels including an assortment of literary classics: Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Much Ado About Nothing, and Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Throughout the year, students consistently work to develop their vocabulary, to increase their mastery of grammar, and to enhance their written expression. Students develop their writing skills through explicit instruction, planning, drafting, revising, and editing. The incorporation of technology, collaboration, and project based learning, along with traditional assessment measures, provides students abundant opportunity to acquire information and to demonstrate their level of mastery and growth.

English 8

8th grade English embarks upon an exploration of the English language that will require students to develop their critical thinking skills, their imagination, and their mastery of the concepts and themes we examine.  The reading material ranges from Mythology to Arthurian legend to Shakespeare as we discover how literature conveys messages about society and humanity.  While reading comprehension skills are enhanced, students also develop their ability to express themselves.  Students have regular opportunities to write, in many different formats, and to offer oral presentations as well.  Some of the oral work includes the use of technology, and there is an interdisciplinary project as well.  New this year, we will use Chromebooks in the classroom, devices that will enable students to write and edit with ease, and to also take advantage of the many data bases to which the School subscribes while still in class.  Finally, we will regularly complete vocabulary and grammar assignments in order to improve students skills in those areas. 

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!

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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.


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.

As a convenience, Trinity-Pawling School links to Google Translation which provides an automated translation of our website. The tool is not perfect, and the context of the copy may not be precise when it is translated. As a result, sometimes the translation may lose some of its intended meaning. Therefore, Trinity-Pawling School cannot guarantee the accuracy of the converted text. Where there is any question, the English version is always the authoritative version of the website.

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