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True knowledge begins (Proverbs 1:7) and ends (Ecclesiastes 12:13) with
the fear of the Lord.
Our task is to think God’s thoughts after him and to view all facts as God-made and therefore revelatory of the mind of God. Education is an act of worship. No idea, concept, or subject matter can be fully grasped unless it is related to the God who created it (Colossians 1:16-17).
Our goal is to convey a worldview to our students that includes a biblical understanding of God, themselves, their neighbors, and the world that God has made. Such a worldview is both cohesive and integrated because it relates all knowledge to God and accepts the reality of transcendent truth fully revealed in the person and work of Jesus Christ.Critical reasoning and effective communication (1 Peter 3:15) are essential to our students’ calling as stewards of God’s gifts and as ambassadors to the world. As salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16), their purpose is to engage the present culture by bringing understanding, preservation, and healing to the world.
This biblical worldview, the lives and devotion of our staff, the pursuit of excellence across our educational programs, and the commitment of our students all serve to create a unique environment for teaching and learning. After reviewing Trinity's academic programs in the following pages, it is the school's hope that families will gain a better understanding of how a Trinity education prepares young people to face an ever-changing world grounded in the unchanging wisdom of biblical truth.
Core subjects are taught at every grade level: Christian Studies, mathematics, history, 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 the transition to the 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.
With "Classroom in a Box," teachers enhance lessons and build research skills as students use tablets and laptops in the classroom. The computer lab is available for whole class instruction in all subjects.
Trinity offers a college-preparatory curriculum. Emphasis is not only on teaching content, but also on developing lifelong learners who are adept at reading, writing, and reasoning. Advanced Placement or honors courses are offered in many departments.
Teaching methods in the Upper School incorporate oral presentations, drama, papers, speeches, debates, worldview discussion, and guided research with the goal of synthesizing ideas (leading to the composition and defense of the senior thesis).
A large percentage of the curriculum in Grades 8-12 is in an e-book format. Students in Grades 8-12 bring a personal laptop that meets school specifications to use in classrooms. Students in Grade 7 have access to TCS laptops and computer labs during the school day.
Students in Grades 6 – 12 have a total of eight class periods taught on a modified block schedule. Four class periods meet on alternate days for 80 minutes each, followed by a 40-minute student seminar period. On Mondays, in addition to four shortened class periods, time is allotted for spiritual development. Upper School students attend chapel services and advisory group meetings.