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  • A Wide Variety of Clubs and Organizations

    to help students grow.
  • Loyalty, Honor, Perseverance

  • A Diverse Academic Program

    including the performing and visual arts.
  • Excelling in the Classroom

    and on the stage, court, and field.
  • Preparing Students

    to become well diversed.


We appreciate your interest in Trinity-Byrnes and invite you to learn more about our academic vision and admissions process.


Trinity-Byrnes is an elite college preparatory school offering middle and high school students a rigorous yet flexible academic curriculum.


The international dimension is important to us. We believe it's our responsibility to make sure our students engage with the world.


Trinity-Byrnes offers students a robust and diverse arts program including courses in dance, drama, music, and visual arts.


We offer 16 varsity and JV teams for students to choose from during all seasons. Learn more about our athletic program here.


Trinity-Byrnes has been one of the top private schools in Florence, SC for over 20 years. We invite you to view our history.

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  • Connor Francis Receives Bill Simpson Award

    Connor Francis Receives Bill Simpson Award

    Thursday, 18 May 2017

    Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School senior, Connor Francis, was presented with the Bill Simpson award at the annual TBCS Athletics Banquet. The Bill Simpson Award is chosen annually and is the highest honor bestowed upon a student-athlete in the South Caroli
  • What Will Our Seniors Do Next?

    Monday, 15 May 2017

    Check out what some of our seniors are doing after graduation.
  • TBCS Holds Third Arts Festival

    TBCS Holds Third Arts Festival

    Tuesday, 02 May 2017

    Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School held its third annual Arts Festival April 28th-30th. The event consisted of a dance performance, art exhibit, music concert, international food fair, and high school play all throughout the weekend. The dance students at

Sam Wilson

Sam Wilson

My teaching philosophy is centered around building lasting relationships with students; our classroom becomes a home and family of sorts, and within this environment students are more prone to take educational risks, ask burning questions, and (hopefully) become lifelong learners.

Students will experience group work, college-modeled seminar discussions, research-proven note-taking strategies, book-club style reading, and team-building activities within lessons developed to further understanding in literature and the craft of writing. As a teacher, I have the extraordinary task (and privilege) of not only equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary for the next level of English, but for preparing them for life (and success) outside of the classroom.

What do you like about teaching at TBCS?

What keeps me teaching at TBCS are all of the opportunities and support from staff and administrators to try new things; creating a classroom that is a place to ask burning questions, read new things, and bring classic literature into the days of social media are how we make subject matter relevant to students. Students learn best when they're engaged; the freedom to be progressive in pedagogy allows teachers at TBCS to do all they can to create an engaging learning experience. 

  • Courses and Grade Levels:
  • British Literature
  • Contemporary Literary Themes
  • English 2
  • Certifications and Honors:
  • Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
  • Williams High School (Texas) Teacher of the Year, 2012
  • SC Teaching Certification
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Certified
  • 2016 TBCS Board of Trustees "Love of Teaching" Award
  • Education:
  • Master of Arts—Humanities, Studies in Literature, University of Texas at Dallas—Richardson, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Flagler College – St. Augustine, FL

Trinity-Byrnes by the Numbers

Take a look at what makes our school exceptional.

8 1 student
9:1 student to
teacher ratio
14 average
14 average
class size
ap courses
AP courses
14 sports
clubs and orgs
20 student clubs and organizations
100% of students accepted to
4 year colleges
Our Mission
To operate exclusively as a college preparatory school of academic excellence for grades 7-12, preparing our students intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually to be well-rounded citizens able to lead productive lives in a global society.