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.
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 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Trinity Christian School offer a lunch program?
TCS offers a hot lunch program where students can order a hot meal from Circle B BBQ. Menus include specific items students may choose from each day of the week for a month’s period. Hot lunches are delivered daily.
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.
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.
Can homeschool students attend Trinity Christian School?
TCS gladly welcomes homeschool students into full-time enrollment. If you are only interested in certain areas of our program, TCS considers students for select classes on a case by case situation. Homeschool students may participate in our sports program for only $100 plus the cost of their uniform. Contact us for more information on enrolling your homeschool student.
Sycamore provides a communication tool for parents and teachers to ensure information and feedback is provided in a timely manner.
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.
Ted Hawkins- Chair
Jennifer McCluney- Vice-Chair
Lisa Blecher- Treasurer
Amy Jenkins- Secretary
Furman Parton-Director Emeritus