The Trinity Difference: 5 Ways Trinity is Not Your Average Christian School
So, you’ve decided that you want your children to receive a Christian education; that’s a great decision! Now you need to decide which school to attend. In this area, we are blessed with many excellent options, and the key is finding which school is the right fit for your family. Here are five areas in which we believe Trinity Christian School is unique.
1. Trinity is a Discipleship Model school.
We partner exclusively with Christian families in educating and training up their children. We believe it is important that families and teachers work in tandem to ensure that biblical principles are being taught and reinforced both in the home and classroom. That is why, during the application process, we ask for a recommendation from a pastor at each family's church. We believe that Christian families who are part of Bible-believing churches can effectively join in Trinity’s mission to pursue excellence for mind and heart.
2. Trinity cares about the whole student.
Attending a private, Christian institution doesn’t have to mean missing out on all the best parts of student life; on the contrary, we encourage and facilitate community involvement, school spirit, and traditions. We do this through school dances, clubs, performing and visual arts programs, extra-curricular activities, and athletics. Trinity has 34 athletic teams, has won multiple state championship titles, and is a member of the Virginia Christian Athletic Conference and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association. These extra-curricular pursuits encourage each student to discover his or her God-given gifts and interests outside of the classroom. When students join the Trinity family, they are not just enrolling in classes; they are becoming Gryphons and inheriting 35 years of tradition.
3. Trinity is academically rigorous.
We actively engage students in critical thinking, effective communication, and research. The effectiveness of this rigor is observable in our students’ consistent test scores and college acceptances, as well as our National Blue Ribbon School certification. Our motivation for this rigor comes from the conviction that education is ultimately an act of worship, and that critical reasoning and effective communication are essential to our students’ calling as stewards of God’s gifts and as ambassadors to the world. Indeed, our academic rigor is part of our pursuit for excellence for both mind and heart; the more we teach students to know and understand their world, the better they will come to know and understand its Creator.
Trinity’s campus is complete with an Upper School building, a Lower School building, the Office of the Head of School, two state-of-the-art turf athletic fields, a full-size gymnasium, a scenic pond, and even a Learning Center which provides peer tutoring, educational therapy with certified NILD therapists, executive function coaching with certified executive function specialists, and counseling with a certified school counselor. We also have a Health Clinic (with an additional health annex), home to our full-time staff of certified nurses, an Athletics Training room where our full-time certified athletic trainer works to ensure the safety of our student athletes, and a security office with a full-time Director of Safety and Security. For 35 years, we have continued to develop and maintain an exceptional environment for our students to thrive physically, academically, socially, and spiritually.
5. Trinity is home to Grades K-12 all on one campus.
Having all of our students, staff, and faculty on one campus offers many opportunities for connection and community. Lower School students are mentored by Upper School students and get to partake in Upper School events like Homecoming Spirit Week and the annual Dig Pink breast cancer fundraiser volleyball game. They even participate in some joint class assignments with Upper School. Ultimately, they look up to Upper School students as role models. In turn, our Upper School students benefit from the opportunity to help teach Lower School students as teaching assistants, interns, and tutors, opportunities that help them in their own understanding of class material. Seniors also benefit from our Senior Adoption tradition at Trinity, in which each senior is “adopted” by a Lower School class which commits to pray for and encourage its senior throughout the school year. Seniors often visit their Lower School class to play, read, and sometimes even sing with the younger students. Most importantly, Upper School students feel a responsibility to be leaders for their Lower School classmates and are challenged to be good role models and mentors.
About the Author
Jo Wilbur is a Marketing and Communications Specialist at TCS and proud JMU grad who loves writing, shopping, and making new friends. She and her husband live in Purcellville and spend time together cooking plant-based meals, singing worship songs, and volunteering as Young Life leaders in their community.