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Trinity Hall NJ Girls School Mairead Clifford Mary Sciarrillo
Sep 17, 2018

Construction Starts on School Building Addition

Trinity Hall NJ Girls School Mairead Clifford Mary Sciarrillo

Co-founder and Co-chair of the Construction Committee Mairead Clifford and Head of School Mary Sciarrillo tip their (hard) hats 

Trinity Hall, an all-girls college preparatory high school, began construction on a 20,000-square-foot addition to the existing school building on Corregidor Road in Tinton Falls.

The campus project was collaboratively designed by Trinity Hall’s founding Board of Trustees, the board construction committee, and Studio Hillier of Princeton, and is being built by Sweetwater Construction of Cranbury with sitework by The Earle Companies of Wall.

The project will double the square footage of the current building, formerly the Childhood Development Center on the decommissioned Fort Monmouth Army base. The school opened in 2013 with 30 ninth-grade students and has grown to a student population of approximately 250 students for the 2018-2019 school year.

Trinity Hall’s trustees prioritized fundraising for the capital campaign, to accommodate the growing student body since the school moved to Tinton Falls from the temporary campus in Leonardo used in the school’s earliest years. The new addition is on track to be completed later in 2018.

Trinity Hall Girls School Tinton Falls NJ

“Opening the school in 2013 was a triumph of teamwork and the teamwork continues,” said Mairead Clifford, Trinity Hall board secretary, co-founder and co-chair of the construction committee. “Countless hours have been spent developing this project, with so many individuals and agencies working together to make it happen.

“Bob Egan, my co-chair and fellow board member, and I are extremely grateful to work with such committed and focused people, in partnership with the Borough of Tinton Falls,” Clifford said. “Bob’s generous contributions have been invaluable due to his experience as the president and founder of Statewide Conditioning Inc. Watching the construction progress and the campus transformation is just incredible.”

Victoria Gmelich, Trinity Hall board chair and co-founder, noted that the school’s growth over the past five years “has proven that we are filling a void that has existed for a long time.”

“It is with great pride that we are doubling the size of our school to accommodate our student body,” she said. “Trinity Hall’s location on Hope Road has made the ‘all-girls’ option available to all girls. We have certainly come a long way from our days at Croydon Hall in Leonardo.”

Mary Sciarrillo, Head of School, said the staff is “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, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3), is an independent all-girls college preparatory high school, educating and empowering young women in the Catholic tradition. Trinity Hall’s core values of leadership, respect, perseverance and faith are foundational to their mission and work as educators. For more information, visit