The HMTCA-Trinity Partnership is an early college experience that partners Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) with Trinity College. Located on the Learning Corridor campus, HMTCA is an interdistrict magnet school. From its start in 2011, the partnership creates opportunities for students and faculty at Trinity and HMTCA to build connections and learn from each other.

Aspects of the Partnership

Summer Writing Institute: HMTCA students attend a summer writing institute taught by Trinity faculty in cooperation with HMTCA faculty. The institute is designed to teach college writing skills.




HMTCA Students in Trinity College Courses: Selected HMTCA students enroll in introductory-level Trinity College courses. These classes have included Calculus, and introductory courses in Philosophy, Music, English Literature, Computer Science, Chemistry, Classics, Japanese, and Psychology.




HMTCA Classes on Trinity’s Campus: Prior to the COVID pandemic, every HMTCA senior took their senior English course on Trinity’s campus. HMTCA courses at Trinity allow the high school students to get a feel for college life.




Academic Collaboration between HMTCA & Trinity:  Trinity and HMTCA students and faculty collaborate through Trinity Community Learning courses and research. For example, Trinity students in Educational Studies courses may observe and contribute to classes or clubs at HMTCA.




Community garden at Trinfo CafeHMTCA Events and Activities at Trinity College: HMTCA students and staff participate in events on Trinity’s campus. A highlight of these activities is the HMTCA urban beekeeping course, which uses space near the Trinfo Café to keep beehives. Students tend the hives and harvest honey.




Get in touch

Liliana Polley (she/her)
HMTCA-Trinity Partnership Program Manager
Office: Mather Student Center, lower level
Phone: 860-297-4266


Learn about recent projects of the HMTCA-Trinity Partnership with these story highlights.