Mission & History

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.

Each year, the preschool enrolls 128 students in 10 classrooms. The preschool offers a 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.

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.

Philosophy

At Trinity, we believe children learn best through hands-on exploration of the world, with an emphasis on social-emotional development. In our learn through play program, students develop a solid foundation for success in kindergarten and beyond.

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 our preschool. The religious aspects of Trinity include the children saying a blessing before snack and celebrating Christmaswith songs and a pageant about the birth of Jesus as well as traditional songs about Santa.

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 others 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.

Licensing

Trinity Preschool is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. We also participate in Arlington County’s religious affiliation partnership.