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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B
601 River Ridge Parkway
Eagan, MN 55121
About Trinity School at River Ridge...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$15,180
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
49%
Average Financial Aid
$6,500
From Trinity School at River Ridge

What kind of person do you want your child to become?

This is the most important question you can ask yourself when choosing a school for your child.

At Trinity School, your child will develop a sense of wonder, strong imagination, clarity, precision, consistency, relevance, depth of inquiry, intellectual honesty and intellectual humility.

Trinity School blends the best literature, philosophy, theology and political theory that the classical and Christian traditions have to offer with cutting-edge mathematics and sciences and a strong emphasis upon the arts.

In 2019, Trinity School at River Ridge received its third National Blue Ribbon School award from the U.S. Department of Education, and is the only high school in Minnesota to have received the award three times.

Trinity School at River Ridge Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
47 responses
Average ACT
30
41 responses

Summer Camp at Trinity School

At Trinity School, our love for learning spills over into summer camps for younger students. We invite children from any school to participate! Choose from: Adventure Camp, Acting Workshop, or Adventures in Ancient Rome...and much more!

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
  • Field day
    25%
  • Spring formal
    25%
  • End of the Year Celebration
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Junior and Senior Drama Performances
    13%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pancake morning for seniors
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    B-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    256
    58%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    67%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    33%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      A-
    Median Household Income
    $88,370
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,156
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $276,000
    National
    $184,700

    Trinity School at River Ridge Reviews

    73 reviews
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    Trinity is run by a charismatic Christian community called People of Praise. Look them up before you enroll. They are on the list of national cults and have some crazy/harmful ideas that affect how the school is run. For example, students are not allowed to date, which conditions people to view the opposite sex as off-limits or bad. This makes it very difficult to learn how to date or positively interact with the opposite sex when it comes time for college. I cannot say enough about how harmful the social environment is for students. Trinity's academics are strong, but nearly the entire curriculum is pre-determined for students. There are no AP classes. All classes are technically designated as "honors," but colleges do not understand this concept, so it puts students at a disadvantage in the college application process. Some teachers are great, but others don't even have teaching degrees. I am a conservative Christian with an advanced degree and would never send my children here.
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    Trinity School at River Ridge in Eagan, Minnesota taught me not only college level academics in all my courses but also how to actually learn and how to love doing so. Through their Humane Letters course- a discussion based course focused on history, philosophy, and literature- I learned how to hold conversation and facilitate my own learning. Without Trinity I would be unable to be where I am today attending school full time while also working full time. The environment they surround you with is one of intelligence and genuine care. You are always treated as an academic equal and cared about as your own unique learner. Trinity does not focus on grades, instead it focuses on learning for life. It’s not about the next A but about the way you’ll be able to learn in college and beyond. When a student really applies themselves to their school work at Trinity, they will leave as a well rounded, intelligent human being with the ability to discuss the ideas they have learned with others.
    At Trinity we take a very different approach to learning than any school I have ever seen before. The biggest difference is a class we have called Humane Letters in which we sit in around a table shaped like a circle and discuss literature. The literature varies from the Constitution, to ancient stories such as The Odyssey, to philosophy such as Plato's Republic, and to other great works of art such as A Tale of Two Cities. In this class we not only learn how to read difficult works but also how to discuss well together while respecting each other's view point.
    The teachers are inspiring. They love what they are teaching and that has made my learning experience all the more delightful as they will stop to make sure that we all see the beauty in the subject at hand.
    Overall, my school has helped me to become confident in myself, to see the beauty around me, and to better understand this world we live in through the lens of mathematics, literature, art, music, and the sciences.