Trinity Academy’s innovative classical approach to learning impacts everything we do. From the content we teach, to the methods we use to impart that content, and the philosophical beliefs that underpin both of those choices, Trinity’s distinctly classical, Christian environment is unlike any other school in the area.

Classical educators believe that students ought to be exposed to truth, goodness, and beauty. By focusing on the themes of great books that have stood the test of time, or on the beauty, structure and order found in math, and of course, the wonder and awe in the field of science, Trinity’s faculty creates environments designed to shape students’ minds, hearts, and souls to desire what is true, what is good, and what is beautiful.

Trinity still believes that a liberal arts education is the best form of education. And while this idea is often challenged in today’s present educational climate, we remain just as interested in who our students will become as we are in what they will do. To this end, Upper School students take classes in Ethics, Logic, Rhetoric, and the History of Ideas, just to name a few. Combine that with expert teaching in science, math, modern language, humanities, and fine arts, and your child will be fully prepared to enter even the most highly esteemed academic institutions of higher learning.

Trinity’s faculty desires to partner with you as you seek to impart all the knowledge, life skills, and preparation your child will need for college and beyond. Come visit our campus, speak with the College Counseling office, and learn more about all Trinity has to offer.

Lower School

Trinity’s Lower School climate is one of academic excellence coupled with a nurturing, caring, fun and vibrant classroom environment. As a visitor said recently, “Brilliance happens in Trinity’s Lower School classrooms”. Trinity’s faculty leads the way by modeling a love for learning, a respect for the individual and an atmosphere of grace. Students learn to extend the same to their fellow classmates and adults.

Upper School

The Upper School’s academic climate may be classified as rigorous but it is balanced by a vibrant social atmosphere. Classes are small enough to create lasting friendships, yet big enough to take part in House Systems at each grade level promoting friendly competition and reward. Whether playing on a sports team or delighting audiences in drama and/or choir performances, there is plenty of time for fun. Faculty truly get to know students and often develop lifelong, mentor relationships that extend far beyond the classroom. It is not uncommon for many of our Upper School faculty members to receive a text from a former student with a question about a college class, or even a question about something much bigger as it pertains to young adult life. These relationships fostered in an environment of Christian care and nurture are truly a unique, Trinity distinctive.

Our Curriculum

Transitional Kindergarten

Wide-eyed. Curious. Trusting. Transitional Kindergarten students are often taking their first steps into the larger world around them, and there is no safer or kinder environment for them to step into than our lower school. Below you will find a general b... read more

  • Duration: Full Day, Half Day
  • Teachers: Beth Gentile
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Kindergarten

Happy. Eager. Enthusiastic. Kindergarten students are beginning their formal journey into the world of schooling. At Trinity, our warm, energetic, and experienced Kindergarten teachers are the perfect guides on this new adventure. Trinity Academy Distinct... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Valerie Rennie
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First Grade

Excitable. Relational. Growing in independence. Oh, the joys of stepping into a first grade classroom! Eager minds are learning to read, first friendships are blossoming, and time spent at play is earnest and imaginative. First grade is a big year in the ... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Stephanie Knudsen
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Second Grade

Logical. Autonomous. Empathetic. Self-aware Second grade is often overlooked as the important milestone it is. Cognitively, second graders are beginning to reason logically and organize their thoughts coherently. Emotionally, sensitivity to others is gene... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Kendria Burrows, Karen Fatheree
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Third Grade

Enthusiastic. Competitve. Fairness-and-justice mindset. Growth in risk taking. Third grade is a year of incredible growth. Cognitively, students are developing the skills of logical inference and prediction, and are capable of piecing together information... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Annetta Goolsby, Mary Poole
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Fourth Grade

Empathetic. Increasing search for truth. Looking for acceptance. Seeking independence. Fourth grade is an “in-between” year. Not yet the oldest students in the lower school, and no longer “little” either, fourth graders are on a search for identit... read more

  • Duration: Lower School
  • Teachers: Alison Talley, Lisa Rutherford
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Fifth Grade

Increased ability to reason. Establishing long-term friendships. Growth in initiative and responsibility. Fifth grade is an exciting year! Typically the last formal year in a lower school setting, fifth graders are growing in independence and initiative. ... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Gina Scrudato, Lilly Smith
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Sixth Grade

Seeking autonomy. Pushing boundaries. Emerging logical reasoning. Craving fairness and consistency. The sixth grade model for learning is truly a Trinity distinctive. Understanding that sixth graders are caught between childhood and adolescence, Trinity h... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Sixth Grade
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Seventh Grade

Emotional. Self-aware. Peer-driven. Here come the official middle school years! Part of the upper school yet different in schedule and pace, middle grades’ students are exposed to age-appropriate challenges during their seventh grade year at Trinity Aca... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Melissa Williams, Julie Riddle, Jim Ranieri, Joel Houghton, Marajen Denman, Liz Dasher
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Eighth Grade

Transition. Reflection. Seeking friendship. Desiring freedom. The eighth grade year is truly a bridge to the Upper School. Cognitively, thirteen year olds are likely to challenge intellectual and social authority. What better time to introduce them to the... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Melissa Williams, Julie Riddle, Jim Ranieri, Joel Houghton
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Religious Studies (Upper School)

Teaching and learning in Trinity Academy’s Christian environment is so much more than attending chapel or Bible classes. Instead, Trinity endeavors to shape students who truly desire to know, love and worship their Creator by integrating Christian world... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Andrew Darragh, Jim Ranieri, Jonathan Horner
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History (Upper School)

History is the backbone for the study of the Humanities, an approach that combines literature and history into an integrated program. At Trinity, students read quality literature pieces that connect to the eras being studied in their history classes. This... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Laura Zook, Jonathan Horner, Ginny Franklin,
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Math (Upper School)

Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” We agree! Trinity’s Upper School math faculty aspires to teach math in an environment highlighting the beauty and structure of its discipline.... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Kim Applegate, Julie Riddle
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