Trinity Valley was founded in 1959, when George Bragg and Stephen Seleny realized they needed to provide the young men of the Texas Boys Choir with an opportunity to learn as well as rehearse. On a tour of Europe, Bragg and Seleny realized the signing of the Magna Carta and the crowning of Charlemagne meant nothing to the boys. In response, the two men founded a liberal arts school – the Texas Boys Choir School – in the third-floor kitchen and one tiny room of St. Ignatius Academy in Fort Worth. By 1962, enrollment had rapidly increased to 120 students in grades three through nine, necessitating a move to leased space in the old Laneri High School. As demand for admission increased, the need for a larger site became apparent; in 1969, the School moved to the 35-acre McCart Avenue campus with an enrollment of 185 boys. Two years later, Trinity Valley had grown to 284 students, including 40 girls.
Bragg and Seleny's shared vision, nurtured by Founding Headmaster Stephen Seleny, has taken Trinity Valley School through six decades of reaching for the stars. What began with six boys and handful of teachers in 1959 is now a school of over 1,000 young learners.
Today, Trinity Valley School is firmly established as an esteemed independent, college-preparatory school for children in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. TVS is located on a 75-acre campus at 7500 Dutch Branch Road in southwest Fort Worth .
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TVS History: Heads of School
2020-present: Blair Lowry, Head of School
2016-2020: Ian L. Craig, Head of School
2015-2016: Donald C. North, Interim Head of School
2006-2015: Gary W. Krahn, Head of School
2001-2005: Bob Windham, Head of School
1999-2001: Gerald Kramer, Interim Headmaster, fall 1999 through spring 2001
Mr. Kramer served the School in a dual role as Interim Headmaster and Head of Lower School. From 2001 to 2007, he served as Head of Lower School/Associate Head of School.
1994-1999: Walter W. Kesler, second Head of School
1959-1994 - Stephen Seleny, the School's founding Headmaster
Blair Lowry has 25 years of leadership and teaching experience across multiple divisions of both single-sex and co-educational independent schools. The daughter of a retired Air Force officer and a former Head of School, she lived in the United States and abroad as a child. She earned a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies from the University of Alabama, and an M.A. in Political Economics from the University of Hull, in Kingston upon Hull, England.
Prior to her arrival at TVS, Ms. Lowry was the Assistant Head of School at The Hockaday School where she had extensive campus-wide academic and operational experience. Ms. Lowry also served as Head of the Middle School at the Hammond School in South Carolina. She was History Department Chair and taught history and economics in the Middle and Upper schools at All Saints' Academy in Florida. She began her career as an Upper School Economics and History teacher at St. Andrew's Episcopal School and The Ransom Everglades School in South Florida.
During her time at TVS, Ms. Lowry has led the school through the COVID-19 pandemic, prioritized our health & wellness program, created the roles of Assistant Head of School and Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Community, and embarked on our 10-year ISAS re-accreditation.
Ms. Lowry has two children - Grace, a graduate of The Theatre School of DePaul University in Chicago, and William, who lives in Dallas.
- Serves as the Secondary Representative for the Secondary Schools Commission to the Board of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS)
- Serves on the Operations Committee of the Southwestern Preparatory Conference (SPC) North Zone
- Member of LeaderPrime Fort Worth – 2021
- Fort Worth Museum School Taskforce - 2022
- Named one of Fort Worth's 400 Most Influential People by Fort Worth Texas Magazine, Summer 2022
- Featured in Madeworthy's "Worthy Convos" on Education