Student Support Services

The Gryphon's LAIR

The Gryphon's LAIR (Learning Assistance and Institutional Resources) houses a variety of services for students at all grade levels. The large open space provides tables for small group study or instruction, as well as private carrels with windows for tutoring or confidential discussions with students or parents.

We offer several services for students in our Learning Center, which is housed in the Gryphon's LAIR, including:

  • Content Tutoring
  • Writing & Math Labs
  • ACT/SAT Prep Class
  • Educational Testing
  • Executive Function Coaching
  • NILD (National Institution for Learning Development) Therapy

Discover more about the Learning Center

College Advising

Actively engaged in counseling students and their parents, beginning in the freshman year, the college advisor offers college planning seminars as well as one-on-one advising for the entire college search and application process. The college advisor cultivates and maintains relationships with college admissions representatives, who visit Trinity's campus regularly throughout the school year to meet students. Juniors receive thorough individual preparation for applying to college, from compiling resumes to requesting teacher recommendations. The College Advising page has more detailed information.

Student Advisor

Trained to assist students and parents with emotional and relational challenges associated with the pressing demands of life in a fallen world, the advisor is available for confidential listening, counseling, and mediation.

Dean of Student Life

The Dean cultivates relationships with students and parents to facilitate successful integration of all students into the school community. Attuned to the spiritual development of students, he is called upon to work with students and teachers in applying biblical principles to their daily behavior.


The registrar serves students by assisting with course selection, tracking community service credits, monitoring attendance, and maintaining enrollment and grade records. Transcripts are provided, as needed, through this office.


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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