Trinity Christian School is a fully accredited, independent school of students in small classes of sixteen or less. Mrs. Mary Haines was instrumental in opening the school with four families in September of 1974. These first families were from varied denominational backgrounds, but their commitment was to have a school that was evangelical in persuasion, true to the Word, sound in classical academics, and creative in the arts. The school was opened in a small house on Georgia Street in Spindale, but before long the school had outgrown this facility. In its second year, Trinity moved to an unused educational building at Spencer Baptist Church in Spindale, where it would remain for the next five years.
In the spring of 1976 Trinity School was chartered and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation. Academic success and spiritual fruit continued to abound. In the fall of 1978 Trinity began a day care ministry to meet the needs of many young families in which both parents worked. The preschool was opened in a small Presbyterian Church, which had space available.
In the fall of 1980 Trinity School entered a new building on donated land at 299 Deter Street. At that time there were 120 students in grades kindergarten through eighth. The building was constructed by parents, most of who were not trained as builders. The Lord provided the expertise, which was needed along with the volunteer work force, and the building became a reality. In time a preschool building was added to the campus, as well as a middle school building and a gymnasium.
The name was changed to “Trinity Christian School” in the fall of 2009 to more accurately reflect the school’s nature. We are continuing to experience the blessings of God. Test scores remain high. The annual budget is thirty times its original size. God continues to bless those who honor Him. Honoring God and experiencing His blessings is the tradition of Trinity Christian School, and will continue to be as we prayerfully unite to fulfill His calling on Trinity and our school family.