Approximately a dozen students at TCS have returned home to the United States after living for an extended time in Germany, Ecuador, Jordan, France, and other places. While they were gone, we switched to laptops in school, bought iPhones for children, began communicating more and more via texts and Snapchat, used Uber instead of a taxi, and experienced highway tolls set by traffic volume that could be $55 to travel a few miles.
Parents are expected to do it all for our school-aged children; at least that’s what we are told by others and sometimes ourselves! Doing it all creates a huge amount of pressure. I am one of those who put that pressure on herself only to discover that no matter how hard I tried in my own strength, I could never be the “64-pack of crayons” for my kids.
I don’t know what’s on your plate today, but perspective, struggle, prayer, and a desire to have God’s eyes are blending mightily on mine.
Trinity Christian School of Fairfax has families driving to school from more than 60 zip codes. What do you do when you are commuting from Gainesville, Washington DC, or Stafford?
Trinity is bursting at the seams with a staff that, of course, is ready to teach at a high level, but also is given an environment where they can nurture, connect, and see value in each student. That is the best value, one that makes our “cost” seem worth every bit of adjustment and planning.
Do we need to teach logic? Yes! Should we still teach our children to debate? Yes! Those who reason well, winsomely, and persuasively will be of great service to society. The sum of your word is truth, the Psalmist writes, may it be the sum of our words as well.
To provide the strongest foundation to our students, we desire that what is said and done at home is in alignment with the church and with the school. All three “legs” play a part in the spiritual nourishment of the child, but none of the legs can do the work without the others.
Trinity's reputation of academic success and college preparation facilitates many colleges wanting to be here to meet our students, and wanting our students to be at their schools.
Because He does all things well, we must pursue excellence in all that we do also.
The lure of public school is strong in this area- phrases like "best in the country" are tossed around liberally. But our plan was made clear to us- Christian school.