Many area schools opened this week, including the new Trinity Hall in Middletown.
The independent all-girls school in the Catholic tradition opened its door officially Wednesday for the first time. Girls from 23 towns in Monmouth County are students at the school.
The first class, known as the Leadership Class, is will attend school at Trinity Hall’s temporary location of Croydon Hall, 900 Leonardville Road in Leonardo until a permanent location is finalized and announced.
The founders have been working on this project for several years.
“The creation of Trinity Hall has been an incredibly huge project with a tremendous amount of time and energy devoted to it,” said Victoria Gmelich, co-founder. “But to see the doors opening with our inaugural class has proven more than worth the effort. I am truly proud of all the girls and their families committed to our vision, and I look forward to them reaping the benefits of all that Trinity Hall has to offer, especially the expertise of the faculty and the innovative curriculum.”
“After working on this project for so many years it’s hard to believe opening day is finally here,” said Mairead Clifford, co-founder. “I feel incredibly proud of all the hard work that has gone into making this dream a reality and grateful to those who have taken this historical step with us.”
The school’s founders, Victoria and Justin Gmelich and Mairead and Sean Clifford, continue to work on Trinity Hall development. Despite the excitement of the first day of school, Victoria Gmelich noted that the project is far from over.
“While we are off to a successful start we are certainly looking toward the future. We are working diligently to secure and develop a permanent site with all the amenities a top-notch preparatory school will need.”
Trinity Hall is hosting open house events on Oct. 5 and Nov. 2. Interested families are encouraged to attend. Applications will be available during the open houses for grades 9 and 10 for the 2014-2015 school year.