About Us

Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Preschool!

Trinity is a  part-day, play-based preschool program serving children from age three through five years old.  We are located at 5533 North 16th Street, Arlington, VA, 22205; about 2 blocks west of  VHC – Arlington Hospital.


At Trinity, we believe children learn best through hands-on exploration of the world, with an emphasis on social-emotional development.

Religious Affiliation

Trinity is an outreach of Trinity Presbyterian church. We welcome everyone and families from different faiths and cultures have been at home at the preschool. The religious aspects of Trinity include the children saying a blessing before snack and celebrating Christmas. The preschool celebrates Christmas with songs and a pageant about the birth of Jesus as well as traditional songs about Santa.


The preschool enrolls 128 students with 10 classrooms. The preschool offers separate music space, a fenced outdoor playground, and a full-size gym with all types of play equipment. Our class sizes are small: the three-year-olds have eight children in each class, and the four-year-olds and five year olds each have ten children per class.

The Trinity Preschool Board

The Trinity Preschool Board is responsible for setting policies for the preschool and for community-building activities. The Trinity Preschool Board is made up of both Trinity Presbyterian Church members and non-members, and it includes both parents of current Trinity Preschool students and people who do not have children at Trinity Preschool. Trinity Preschool Board nomination forms are available from the Preschool Office each spring for interested parents and church members.


Trinity Preschool is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia and by Arlington County. 


Trinity Presbyterian Preschool opened its doors in September 1957, as a mission and outreach of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Jo Benn and Mrs. Dorothy Brewer, two visionary members of Trinity Presbyterian Church, were the impetus behind founding the preschool.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our programs,  admission procedures, and school policies.  Please call or click here to schedule a tour of the school.