About Trinity Christian School

Welcome to the Trinity Christian School family!

Trinity has a history of over 40 years of excellence in Christ-centered education in a family atmosphere. We take great joy in our call to educate this upcoming generation, preparing them for a life of faith and service in an ever changing world. Your family can expect to be loved and served by a faculty and staff who are committed to a Biblical worldview, and our small class sizes allow teachers to give more one on one attention, build deeper relationships, and give more individualized instruction. This Christ-centered family atmosphere sets us apart as a special place for your child to discover, explore, and develop their God given gifts, for His Glory. We look forward to meeting you, and welcoming you to the Trinity family.

In Christ,

David Sanders

Head of School

Our Philosophy of Education

The primary responsibility for educating a child lies with the parent, not with the state, the church, or other institutions. The parents may delegate their God-given responsibility for the education of their children to those who are called to a ministry of teaching. Christian education embraces the nurturing of children in the truth of the Word of God as well as preparing them in various academic disciplines. Divine truth, as revealed in Jesus Christ, permeates all academic disciplines. Christian education offers a clear-cut philosophical alternative to public education without condemning the latter.

Christian education:

  • Unequivocally acknowledges that God in Jesus Christ is the Living, Personal God of history. It is He and not man who is the center of all existence and the source of all truth.

  • Rests on the affirmation that God created the universe, and God became incarnate in Jesus Christ. This is an essential fact rather than an optional belief.

  • Affirms the worth of all individuals as being created in the image of God but in the need of saving, redemptive action of Jesus Christ as the result of our individual sins.

  • Accepts the Bible as the written Word of God and thereby the inspired and inerrant source of revealed truths.

  • Believes educational growth comes through both the mind and the spirit. Therefore, prayer, meditation, and study of the Word are essential to the teaching and learning process.

All teachers and staff members of Trinity should be Christians who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and have a positive witness in both word and deed. All teachers of Trinity Christian School should possess sound academic credentials, manifest the gifts of the Spirit, and recognize their teaching as a call from God.

The philosophy of education at Trinity Christian School should complement and be consistent with the philosophy of the Christian home and church. Children in a Christian school are taught Christian concepts that commensurate with their level of ability and spiritual development.

Trinity Christian School should be a manifestation of the unity of the body of Christ amidst diversity of expression. (Ephesians 4:4-7)

What kind of child do we wish to develop

A student who will:

Be an active and alive Christian on an everyday basis.

Be willing to take a stand for Jesus Christ.

Be able to relate with sensitivity and compassion to others.

Be able to make sound moral decisions.

Have a sense of worth and purpose.

Be able to think creatively, critically, analytically, and independently.

Be self-disciplined in study and lifestyle.

Be self-motivated to learn.

Be articulate on his/her age level in oral and written communication.

Be a responsible leader or follower.

Be proficient in mathematical reasoning.

Be well read, including classical literature.

Have the academic foundation to pursue a higher education beyond high school.

Be able to relate well in a non-academic setting.

Be able to be an individual while still cooperating in a group.

Be able to approach life with joy, creativity and curiosity.

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Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of parents and community members who value the Christian education that Trinity Christian School provides. If you are interested in serving on the board please contact the school office for more information.

Stacy Guarriello- Co-Chair

Ted Hawkins- Co-Chair

Michelle Carpenter- Treasurer

Vanessa Parton- Secretary

Lisa Blecher

Jennifer Hodge

Grant Deviney

Amy Jenkins

Brandon Higgins


Does Trinity Christian School offer a lunch program?

TCS offers a hot lunch program where students can order a hot meal from Fat Tracy’s. Menus include specific items students may choose from each day of the week for a month’s period. Hot lunches are delivered daily and stored in the Gym kitchen.Does Trinity Christian School offer an after-school program?

TCS offers an after-school care program called Extended School Care (ESC). Students should report to the preschool building immediately following school dismissal and must be picked up 5:30 PM. ESC is $4.00 per hour. Parents are billed monthly based upon the hours used.

Does Trinity Christian School offer financial aid?

TCS offers financial aid for students needed assistance. Information related to this can be found on the Admissions Tab under Tuition Assistance Opportunities.

Can homeschooled students attend Trinity Christian School?

TCS welcomes homeschool families. Tuition is based upon how many classes in which the student enrolls. All students are eligible for enrollment in P.E., art, music, and computers. Students in 4th-9th grades may also enroll in individual academic subjects including math, science, language arts, and history. Students must be enrolled at least ½ of the school day in order to be eligible for TCS sports program. Please contact Cindy Wilkerson at cwilkerson@trinityschoolnc.com for more information.

What are Trinity Christian School hours?

Preschool drop off is 7:30 AM and pickup by 5:30 PM. K – 5 Academic Day is 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM. Middle School and High School Academic Day is 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Administration office hours are 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM.

School History

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.

Parent Student Handbook

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