Trinity Cathedral Academy

About the Academy

The Academy was founded in 1965 through the generosity of the Very Reverend Frederick Adams and the vision of the Very Reverend Lloyd Chattin. Both Deans of the Cathedral, believed that Trenton’s children had the potential to excel if they were in an academic environment that embraced that potential.

A snapshot of our School:

Trinity Cathedral Academy is the most important and vital outreach ministry initiated by Trinity Cathedral – the Cathedral Church of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey

Trinity Cathedral Academy is located in the historic Berkeley section of West Trenton, New Jersey. The Academy opened in 1965 as an Episcopal Day School.

In 1988, Trinity Cathedral Academy joined with the Trenton Public School District and the NJ Sate Department of Education to become a community provider of high-quality, full-day, full year Abbott Pre-School Program. The Academy has evolved into a no-cost Abbott program for 3- and 4-year-old children with an extended day program providing before and after-school childcare.

A staff of more than ten professional and support personnel provide daily instructions and other services.

The mission of Trinity Cathedral Academy is to offer opportunities for area children to:

  • achieve their fullest potential,
  • respect the dignity and rights of others,
  • develop into positive learners and leaders,
  • contribute to the well-being of our school community.

Further, we aim to create an atmosphere where parents, students, staff and community will work together for the betterment and benefit of all.

Keys to Success

Our Students
It is better to build a child than to repair an adult.
Children acquire basic knowledge and skills through planned and structured opportunities through the developmental areas outlined in the Creative Curriculum. These include social/emotional, physical, cognitive (problem solving, logical and symbolic thinking), and language.
Creative curriculum:

    • Connecting content, teaching and learning
    • Recognizing how children develop and learn
    • Focusing on the learning environment
    • Understanding what children learn
    • Defining the role of the teacher
    • Identifying the role of the family


    • Full Day, Full Year childcare program
    • Music in Our Schools
Partners in Education:

    • Trenton Public School District, Trenton, NJ
    • Child Care Connection, NJ Department of Health and Senior Services
    • Child and Adult Care Food Program, NJ Department of Agriculture

Our Parents

Education is a family affair.

    • Orientation Program
    • Meetings and Workshops
    • Day care sponsored by the Department of Human Services: available to Academy students 7:30-8:40 am and 3:20-5:30 pm.

Our Staff

In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil.

    • State certified teachers
    • Teacher Assistants in each classroom
    • Professional development opportunities offered.

Our Community

The location of The Academy on a direct bus route and with ample parking lends itself to easy accessibility, and the environment lends itself to respect and appreciation.


For more information or to enquire about enrollment, please contact The Academy Director, The Rev. Lynn Johnson,  (609) 396-1484, ext. 107.