2019 National Blue Ribbon School
On Thursday, September 26, the U.S. Secretary of Education announced that Trinity Christian School of Fairfax has been designated a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School!
This award, for exemplary high academic performance, is given annually to only 50 out of the more than 32,000 private schools in the United States. Eligibility for this award requires that students, at every tested grade level, be in the top 15% of all U. S. students in reading and math as measured by nationally normed tests.
Former Head of School Dr. Vanderpoel made the following announcement soon after Trinity Christian School received the designation as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.
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What makes Trinity Christian School an exemplary place?
Trinity Christian School thinks outside the box when it comes to making quality Christ-centered schooling accessible to as many children as possible. It is why TCS embraces a Variable Tuition model, allocating over a million dollars annually to help families cover the cost of private education. It is how the school came to offer 30 Advanced Placement and Honors courses alongside unique electives such as Constitutional Law, and Ethics in Contemporary Culture. It is why Trinity has a well-staffed and well-equipped Learning and Institutional Resource Center which offers scaffolded intervention programs designed to shrink achievement gaps. Here, certified counseling and nursing personnel work alongside executive function and ESOL coaches as well as educational therapists to develop each student, uniquely made in the image of God. Here, families willingly drive several hours daily to provide their children with an education that is marked by rich partnership and understanding of individuals.
Trinity’s commitment to small student-to-teacher ratios, to sensible use of technology alongside traditional textbooks, and to robust instructional support, has resulted in graduates who continue to outperform state and national norms.The school goal is to equip students to walk humbly with God in their minds, love mercy in their hearts, and act justly in their lives. Therefore, Trinity pursues academic rigor, spiritual vitality, and life together in a community committed to the historic Christian faith. Trinity’s commitment to small student-to-teacher ratios, to sensible use of technology alongside traditional textbooks, and to robust instructional support, has resulted in graduates who continue to outperform state and national norms. We cultivate truth, courage, and service, and in doing so find that being Christ-centered and academically excellent are natural extensions one of another.