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

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, Joni Bolin
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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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Upper School Religious Studies

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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Upper School History

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, Joni Bolin
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Upper School Math

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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Upper School Linguistic Arts

There may be no more important challenge before our school’s faculty than the one that seeks to shape our students into wise and eloquent citizens. And there may be no more difficult task than creating environments where students can identify reasoned t... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Tara Moore-Parker, Laura Zook, Ginny Franklin, Marajen Denman, Joni Bolin
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Upper School Science

English philosopher, statesman and scientist, Francis Bacon, once said, “God has given us two books by which to know him; the book of His word (the Scriptures) and the book of His world (Creation) and it is incumbent upon us to study both!” Truly, our... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Joel Houghton, Jane Houchin, Ginny Franklin, Liz Dasher
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Upper School English

There is perhaps no richer soil for growth in the hearts, souls and minds of our students than the soil of great literature. At Trinity, students gain exposure to the rich genres of lyric, epic, fable, myth, theatrical play, fiction, and more. Great books... read more

  • Duration: Year Long
  • Teachers: Ginny Franklin
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Forum

“How do you define personhood and what makes mankind as a species special?”  “What is the role of faith in politics?” “How can I tell if I’m being truly objective?” “How much should we trust the science of ... read more

  • Duration: Year Long, Bi-Weekly
  • Teachers: Chris Evans
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