Trinity Hall Unveils New Building at Fort Monmouth Campus
Following two successful academic years (2016-2018) in the former Fort Monmouth Child Development Center (CDC), Trinity Hall has started its next chapter—constructing a two-story, 22,460-square-foot addition to accommodate growing enrollment and expanding academic programming. The project was collaboratively designed by Trinity Hall representatives and Studio Hillier and built by Sweetwater Construction with sitework by The Earle Companies.
The new wing doubles the overall size of the building and will allow for the student body’s continued growth in the future. Per Trinity Hall’s Media Representative, Theresa Kiernan, the campus project “adds 12 classrooms, two large studios, administrative offices, a student changing room, a chapel and a faculty kitchen to the school building, which already holds four science laboratories, two laboratory prep rooms, seven classrooms, a large multipurpose room, two health services rooms, and administrative and conference spaces.” She added that students are expected to begin classes in the new addition by mid-February.
In February 2015, the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) issued a Request for Offers to Purchase (RFOTP) for Building 2290, the former CDC on Fort Monmouth. The parcel consisted of approximately 7.4 acres of land and a 19,600-square-foot, one-story building constructed in 1996. The Fort Monmouth Reuse and Redevelopment Plan (Reuse Plan) contemplated reuse of the Building 2290 as a child care/school facility.
Following FMERA Board approval of a Purchase and Sale & Redevelopment Agreement, FMERA sold the property to Trinity on March 18, 2016. Trinity renovated and opened the facility in time for the 2016-2017 school year and subsequently returned to the FMERA Board for approval for a second phase of development
“The expansion of Trinity Hall is a testament to the high quality of education and programming offered by the school,” said FMERA Executive Director Bruce Steadman. “We’re pleased to see this type of organic growth within Fort Monmouth. Providing both job and educational opportunities are pillars of our redevelopment plan.”
Head of School Mary Sciarrillo noted, “We are excited Trinity Hall will have more space to meet the academic needs of our growing student body from Monmouth, Middlesex, and Ocean counties. The breadth of our academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs gives each student the opportunity to develop completely and fully into her best self. Trinity Hall students are the leaders of tomorrow.”
Trinity Hall unveiled its new building on Friday, January 25, 2019.
Trinity Hall is “an innovative, independent all-girls college preparatory high school educating and empowering young women in the Catholic tradition,” located in the Tinton Falls section of Fort Monmouth. For more information, please visit www.trinityhallnj.org.
Trinity Hall’s new entrance lobby features unique design and highlights female leaders whom the school feels exemplifies their core values: leadership, perseverance, respect, and faith.
Trinity emphasizes co-curricular learning, including engineering and design.
In addition to the “traditional” school subjects, Trinity encourages their students to think outside-the-box and develop real-world skills, from designing the school’s new white boards to hanging drywall with power tools.