Lower School K-6

Program Overview

Core subjects are taught at every grade level: Christian studies, mathematics, history, reading, language arts, and science.

  • Art, music, and physical education are included in every student's schedule.
  • Chapel services are conducted twice each month.
  • Field trips and special projects supplement the lower school program.

Students have two years to prepare for transition to Upper School through introduction to higher-level thinking skills as well as organizational tools. Detailed course descriptions are available for review during campus tours and Open House functions, and in the Office of Admission.

Everything that you do [in Singapore Math] is based on the lesson. Nothing is fluff and everything teaches you a new thing.
Fourth Grade Student

Grades K-4 Distinctives

Diverse Learning
Trinity emphasizes
a variety of instruction styles through activity centers, flexible reading and math instructional groups, and whole-class settings.

Technology Applications
With "Classroom in a Box," teachers enhance lessons and build research skills as students use Samsung Galaxy tablets in the classroom. The computer lab is available for whole class instruction in all subjects.

Resource Teachers & Subject Specialists
Students learn from experts who serve in a variety of roles - teaching whole classes, meeting with small groups, and equipping teachers for effective lesson planning.

Lower School Chapel services are separated from the Upper School to address age-appropriate spiritual growth.

Grades 5 - 6 Distinctives

In the Classroom
Students in fifth and sixth grade receive a modified block schedule to prepare for the transition to a full block schedule in upper school, a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) instructional block and an integrated humanities block for history, literature, and Christian studies.

Students have access to a secure portal to access class materials and communicate with teachers, as well as supplemental use of Samsung Galaxy tablets in the classroom.

Campus Life
Chapel services are separated to address age-appropriate spiritual growth. Trinity offers
uniform options specific to fifth and sixth-grade students and lockers for their personal belongings. Several options for Interscholastic sports begin in Grade 6 (with Grades 7 and 8).

Fine Arts in the Lower School

  • Art and music teachers have dedicated space and weekly instruction for Grades K - 6. All Lower School students perform for the school community in at least two formal music programs each year. Beginning band, strings, and chorus instruction is available after school for an additional fee.
  • Strings and band students have a weekly instructional period during the day in addition to the after-school session.

Library/Media Center

A comprehensive library/media collection is housed in two distinct centers on campus. The Lower School Library/Media Center collection includes nearly 4,500 books, approximately half of which are fiction and half are non-fiction related to the curriculum. The center provides an inviting space for browsing, reading, and exploring the world of books.

  • Students visit the Library/Media Center weekly to check out books, participate in topical reading sessions with the librarian, and learn online research tools.
  • A full-time librarian assists faculty and students in the use of the collection.
  • Trinity's integrated technology laboratory hosts 25 computer stations and a full-time instructor, who provides grade-specific training in the use of technology and research skills.
  • Students in fourth through sixth grade have a personal ID to access the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) to search for and check out books.


Last year, a historian from the Combined Arms Command contacted Upper School History teacher Cody Phillips and asked him to submit a chapter for a publication about historical military corps operations. This month, Mr. Phillips received a copy of that book in person!

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Trinity's Varsity Swim team has been making waves since becoming one of our school's twelve competitive sports teams. This year, Varsity Swim continues to make history.

"This young team has worked hard every day all season to become an incredible force in the conference," said Coach Andy Gingrich.

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In January, TCS Senior Tim Park became the first Trinity student to ever receive an appointment to the four major U.S. military service academies. Tim applied to the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Naval Academy. After learning of his appointment to West Point, Tim had the opportunity to share his story with several local and national news channels!
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Yesterday, Trinity's Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country teams competed and won at the Delaney Athletic Conference Championships at Burke Lake Park in Burke, Va. The boys team won their fourth straight conference championship, and sophomore Kayla Shelkey won her race with nearly a full minute's lead on the next runner.

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