Middletown, NJ – Trinity Hall, an independent all-girls college preparatory high school located in the Leonardo section of Middletown Township, has received approval from the town’s planning board to locate its permanent campus on a 63-acre site on Chapel Hill Road. The school, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), welcomed its first 9th grade class in Fall 2013 and welcomed an even larger freshmen class this fall. It is the only all-girls independent high school in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

This week’s approval follows a ruling on October 24th by NJ Superior Court Judge Paul A. Kapalko on a motion filed by Trinity Hall’s Board of Trustees. The Court’s ruling states that portions of the Middletown ordinance relied upon by the Planning Board in their June 2014 resolution of denial were invalid and therefore unenforceable. Based upon Judge Kapalko’s decision, the Middletown Planning Board adopted a resolution of approval in favor of Trinity Hall last night.

Chair of the Trinity Hall Board of Trustees Sean Clifford: “The school is very pleased with the state court’s ruling and with the Planning Board’s approval of our application. We believe that the school is and will continue to be a good neighbor and a point of pride for the Township. Most important, we are excited for the girls of Trinity Hall.”

Trinity Hall is an independent all-girls college preparatory high school 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 www.trinityhallnj.org