A Look Back at a Memorable Year Relive (just a few of) the memories from the past year at Trinity Episcopal School.


Snow Cone Car Parade

Our favorite back-to-school tradition looked a little different this year, but our Trinity Spirit was still on parade! We started the school year with a car parade through the heart of campus, and yes, there were still snow cones! GO TORNADO!


Returning to Campus

Cohorts, crates, dimmer switches, cross-functional scenarios... whew! This wasn't our typical start of the school year! But our first-day excitement was still alive as we welcomed our families back to campus to Trinity Online.

Student Life

Our faculty, families and students embraced and held on to many beloved Trinity traditions and happenings this year, against all odds. Here are a few glimpses into student life this year.


Book Festival

Our annual week-long celebration of reading gets students excited about literature and literacy. This year featured a book display, literary character parade, Trinity Book Awards, virtual author visits and an Online Book Fair hosted by BookPeople.


Christmas at Trinity

Christmas spirit filled Trinity during this special time of year! Middle schoolers presented a virtual version of Trinity's 18th annual Lessons & Carols, a traditional Advent service, and Lower School worked many, many weeks to create a pre-recorded version of their annual Christmas Pageant, with a retelling of the birth of Jesus and the true meaning of Christmas.

Oh, yeah...we had a once-a-century polar vortex this year!


Grandparents & Special Friends

Although we couldn't welcome our grandparents and special friends to campus this year, each student created extra special art and letters to send their love to them by mail. Some students also created video messages for their loved ones.

Go, Tornado!

Coach Hendricks recaps the past year in Athletics in the latest Tornado Watch. 👆 Despite a challenging year, our Athletics program not only survived but thrived — 91% of middle schoolers played at least 1 sport, and 51% played all three seasons. We fielded 65 teams across 11 sports.

New Sport for Lower Schoolers

We added boys and girls lacrosse, giving our younger students new opportunities to collaborate, problem-solve and build confidence.

Athletics Awards

Tornado Athletics had a lot to celebrate this year! Student-athletes and their families gathered on the Spirit Pavilion to honor some amazing accomplishments.


Easter at Trinity

We celebrated the Resurrection with one of our favorite traditions, Flowering of the Cross, where we transform an instrument of suffering into a symbol of joy and rebirth. And at the Maundy Thursday service, faculty and staff honored 8th graders with a feet-washing ritual, modeling humility and servant leadership to their students.

Creative Arts

High School Musical Jr.

Our Middle School Theater students, Ms. Stuart, and Ms. Venkatesh prepared, recorded, and edited the Spring Musical, High School Musical Jr. and premiered it online.

Creative Arts Gallery

Browse the amazing student work in art, music, theater, Tornado News, cartooning, D-Lab/Coding, and Trinity Voices.

Spring Concert

Middle School Music presented its annual showcase featuring the choir, ensemble, and piano programs, all recorded and premiered online.

PSIA One-Act Play

Our advanced theater class performed The Customer is Always Wrong, a play about four teenagers who start their very first jobs, babysitting, waiting tables, passing out flyers and working at a movie theater, but it's not long before they find out that in the minimum-wage world, the customer is king...a brutal, ruthless king. This funny, biting comedy is an ode to anyone who's ever had to tell the worst customer in the world to "have a nice day."

Parent Council

In a year when we sometimes felt distant and apart, our amazing Parent Council leaders and volunteers rallied to keep the spirit alive and us all feeling the love.

Welcome from Incoming President Katy Dennison

Q&A with Outgoing President Ellie Livesay

Community Service


We celebrated Horizons AustinTrinity with the “Share Your Heart” virtual event, showcasing our private school/public purpose initiative and celebrating all this program means to our community.

Book Drive

Our community shared the love of reading with a Book Drive for our partner school Rodriguez Elementary, led by MS Service Leadership classes and the Page Turning Tornado Library club.

Outdoor Chapel

Finding New Ways to Be Together in Community

Although we still had daily Chapel each morning on Zoom, it just wasn't the same. So, during the final weeks of school, we hosted each grade, along with their parents, for in-person Chapel services on the lawn and on the pavilion.

MAY 25

Trinity Olympics

Sliding, running, dunking, dancing, tricycling, tug-o-warring, spike-balling, hippity-hopping, and all-around fun made this year's Trinity Olympics the best ever! 😁😎⚡️.

MAY 28

Graduating Class of 2021

Congratulations to our graduates! You persevered in a history-making year, and we admire your courage, strength and resilience!

Relive the Memories

Get more — like the full ceremony video, medal winners, graduate portraits and high school placement details — on the Class of 2021 webpage!

Thanks for helping us find ways to make this year special, despite the challenges.

We Made It!

Let's all take a collective deep breath and watch these precious kindergartners remind us of why we love and cherish our school so much. 💙

(Performed as a gift to their 8th grade buddies)

Have a great summer, 😎 and see ya next year!

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