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TVS Basics

Head of School
Mr. Ian Craig

Head of Lower School
Ms. Sandy McNutt

Head of Middle School
Dr. Michael Kris

Head of Upper School
Dr. John O'Reilly

Trinity Valley School
7500 Dutch Branch Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76132-4110

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School Colors
Columbia Blue, Medium Blue, White

Per Aspera Ad Astra
(Through Difficulty to the Stars)

TVS Shield
The arch represents the protective umbrella of the school. The student in the Trojan helmet represents a classical education. The figures represent the four educational objectives of the Trinity Valley School philosophy. The waves represent the sea, the endless quest for knowledge, timeless education, and the meaning of life while fulfilling the motto.

Trojan Fight Song
Hail to the victors valiant,
Hail to the conquering heroes,
Hail, hail to TVS,
The leaders and the best.
Hail to the victors valiant,
Hail to the conquering heroes,
Hail, hail to TVS,
The champions of the west.

Student Faculty ratio
10:1 student faculty ratio
20 students (approximately) per class

Honor Code
“I pledge my word and honor that I have neither given nor received any help on this examination.”
TVS believes that a constructive community cannot function without trust and honor. The honor code is an expression of this belief, seeking to instill in each student the concepts of decency and self-discipline.

School Hours – Lower School
8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Grades 1-4:
8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

School Hours – Middle School
Grades 5-6:
Warning bells ring at 8:10
Academic classes & athletics/PE 8:10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Grades 7-8:
Warning bells ring at 8:10
Academic classes: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Athletics/PE: 2:45 p.m. – varied ending times

School Hours – Upper School
Grades 9-12:
Tutorial 8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Academic classes: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Sports, drama practices, activities: 3:45 p.m. – ending time varies

Honoring Different Belief Systems
Although the school is non-sectarian, TVS works to foster respect for and belief in the moral and ethical laws on which our society was built through personal example and the study of philosophy. We encourage students’ participation in any established form of religion that they and their parents may choose, and we seek to create respect for all of them. TVS believes that neither fine scholarship nor intelligent citizenship will bear good fruit unless they are sustained by a belief in spiritual and moral values.

Per Aspera Ad Astra   |   © 2012 Trinity Valley School   |   7500 Dutch Branch Road   |   Fort Worth, TX 76132   |   817.321.0100
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