The Pre-Kindergarten program at Trinity Christian School is designed to give four year old students the academic, physical and social preparation they need to begin kindergarten. Students learn letter sounds, letter formation, and other skills necessary to begin to learn to read. In addition, they begin to acquire math skills (shapes, numbers, patterns, etc.), participate in units in science and social studies, and have a Bible lesson each day. Pre-kindergartners also have weekly “Specials” classes in music, art, P.E., Spanish, and Library. The TCS Pre-K is a perfect blend of sound academic instruction and age-appropriate play. Pre-K at TCS offers half-day (8:30 to noon) and full day (8:30 to 3:00) options that meet five days a week. After care is available to full-day students until 5:30.
The kindergarten program of Trinity Christian School is designed to lay an academic and spiritual foundation for the rest of your child’s education. Kindergarten establishes a strong academic foundation through a strong emphasis on phonics and math skills. Students also engage in hands-on learning in science and social studies. While academics is a focus, playtime is also encouraged during recess and through “center-time” activities. Experiential learning through field trips and guest speakers is also emphasized. Spiritually, each day begins with a Bible lesson, singing, and prayer as students learn more about God. In addition, biblical truth is integrated throughout the day. Kindergarteners also receive instruction in art and P.E. each week, and have weekly library time as well.
At TCS we value the beauty of God’s handiwork all around us. We also value the talents of our students as He gifts them with differing creative abilities. We help our students capitalize on these gifts by providing programs created to teach skills and enhance each child’s God given talents.
At Trinity Christian School, we believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the ultimate source of truth, and our only rule for faith and practice. As such, Bible is an important part of the curriculum of TCS. Students take Bible as an academic subject in every grade, but Bible is viewed as more than just an academic exercise. We are dealing with matters of heart and soul that will impact eternity. In the lower and middle school grades, students learn about how the Bible is organized (Old and New Testaments, books of the Bible). They also study the history of God’s people beginning with Creation and continuing through God’s covenant with Abraham and the nation of Israel, including the patriarchs, judges, kings, and prophets of the Old Testament. Students learn from the New Testament about Jesus Christ, his life, teaching, ministry, death and resurrection, as well as the apostles’ ministry after Jesus’ ascension. In the high school years, the four Bible courses are Church History, Ethics, Christian Doctrine, and Worldviews.
Chapel is another important time at Trinity Christian School. This is a time each week when the student body can gather together to worship God corporately. Upper School Chapel is on Monday mornings and Lower School Chapel is on Friday mornings. Both services generally feature the singing of hymns or praise songs, prayer, and the sharing of God’s word by the Headmaster or a guest speaker. On some occasions a class might lead the chapel service. Twice a month Upper School students have Small Group chapel instead of Large Group. Each small group is led by a teacher and allows more time for sharing and interaction. Parents are welcome to attend all chapel services.
Trinity Christian School bases it’s educational philosophy and mission statement on the foundation of scripture. It is out of this belief system that we strive for excellence in all we do.
The curriculum of Trinity Christian School is designed with a two-fold purpose: to provide an academically excellent education, and to teach every subject from a Christian perspective. At TCS we believe that our Christian faith is relevant to math, history, literature and science just as much as it is to Bible class.
TCS uses textbooks from a variety of publishers, Christian as well as secular, including A Beka, Bob Jones, Christian Schools International, MacMillan/McGraw Hill, Prenctice Hall, Saxon, and many more. Instead of letting the textbook publisher determine what our students are taught, TCS is in the process of creating student-based objectives for every subject in every grade. These objectives, gathered from state and national standards as well as our faculty’s expertise, are meant to be the guide for what our students are to know when they complete each subject and grade. The textbooks are tools that will help the teacher to teach the objectives stated in the curriculum guide.
Underlying all these educational objectives is the belief that the Bible, God’s inspired Word, is the source of ultimate Truth. But by God’s grace, he has enabled finite humans to discover truths about mankind and about creation.
Something that really stood out to us the very first month of having a pre-K student here at Trinity was walking him through the halls to drop him off at class. There were teachers and teacher’s aides that we didn’t know who were already greeting him with such a smile and greeting him by name.