History & Mission
Dr. Frederick Luther Gamage, the widely respected Headmaster of St. Paul's School in Garden City, Long Island, founded the Pawling School in 1907. He left St. Paul's determined to create a new institution that embodied his own educational philosophy-one grounded on the idea that effort across the board is the foundation on which all achievement ultimately rests. "Whether a boy succeeds in the first instance at all he attempts is irrelevant," Dr. Gamage used to say. "Over time, effort inevitably yields achievement. The only time a boy truly fails is when he fails to try."
Spend some time on campus and you'll see for yourself that Dr. Gamage did indeed create the school of which he dreamed. Located on 230 acres high on a hill overlooking the Hudson River Valley, Trinity-Pawling boasts stately brick architecture, sweeping green fields and a picture postcard view. If Trinity-Pawling is beautiful on the outside, experience it from the inside and its magic truly becomes apparent. We instill the confidence you need to tap your gifts and talents and reach your potential and beyond.
To educate and instill a value system that prepares young men to be contributing members of society amidst the challenges of an ever-changing world.
Trinity-Pawling values respect for self and others, honorable behavior and ownership of responsibility.
Trinity-Pawling upholds its Episcopal foundation by instilling in boys intellectual growth, hard work, faith and a healthy lifestyle.
Trinity-Pawling embraces the philosophy that learning best takes place where students, faculty and staff live and work together.
Trinity-Pawling will be a school with a sound financial foundation that inspires a vibrant, diverse and engaging community of students, faculty, alumni and parents.