Trinity Hall Girls HS Names Head of School, Assistant Head of School

The all-girls school opening in Middletown next fall is also announcing up to $500,000 in scholarship grants for the founding class.

Trinity Hall, the newly established all-girls high school starting up in Middletown's Croydon Hall campus this fall, has named Mary Mahon Sciarrillo as Head of School, and James Palmieri as Assistant Head of School. 

Both are currently employed at all-girls schools in New Jersey. Sciarrillo is the Upper School principal at the Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit and holds graduate degrees in nursing and educational leadership. She is also an alumna of Red Bank Catholic.

Palmieri is the director of strategic initiatives at Kent Place School and near completion of his doctorate degree in education at Rutgers. His thesis just happens to be about the new interest in independent girls' schools.

“We will open in September 2013 with a rigorous program of education focusing on girls and their development as students and leaders," said Sciarrillo in a prepared statement. "Trinity Hall women will make a difference – just wait and see.”  

The leadership team will be interviewing candidates for teaching positions through March.

Trinity Hall is also committing to creating a competitive three-season athletic program immediately, said Victoria Gmelich, a founding member of the board of trustees. There will be at least two interscholastic sports programs each season, beginning with freshman and/or junior varsity teams. The competition level will grow with the founding class, allowing for varsity athletics by year two or three, depending on the sport.

The entrance exam for female students has been scheduled for Jan. 26, 2013.

Up to $500,000 in financial aid will be available for members of Trinity Hall's Leadership Class with demonstrated financial need, said another founding member, Sean Clifford.

For more information and to find out about information sessions, visit the Trinity Hall website at TrinityHallNJ.org

rabi January 12, 2013 at 08:28 PM
My mother and I both attended and graduated from Battin High School in Elizabeth, NJ, an all-girls public school and in my opinion it was great -- no boy/girl distractions. Many of my classmates went on to hold prestigious positions that I don't think would have been possible in a co-ed environment. . .


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