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Trinity Christian School

Private | K-8 | 138 students

Academic excellence and faith in action

 
 

Living in Spring Valley

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $233,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,290.

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted February 6, 2014

If you're looking for a school where your child will be challenged academically and loved unconditionally you will love Trinity. There is so much joy at this school. The teachers are dedicated and truly love and care for the students, parents and each other. I encourage anyone looking for a school to call Trinity and take a tour.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

As a parent at Trinity Christian School for the past 10 years I am delighted that my children are in a safe, loving and nurturing environment. There are high academic standards and well-qualified teachers who love every one of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

I'm so thankful for the foundation of faith I received at Trinity Christian School. My teachers truly loved me and cared about me and I still keep in contact with many of them. Trinity is an extended family and I'm still friends with many of the people I went to school with there.


Posted January 24, 2014

Terrible school. They encourage bullying & do nothing to stop the violence. They only care about getting your tuition dollars and not Christian values. Christianity is a selling point, not an actual value. School functions are only manipulation tactics. Don't waste your money or your child's time & developmental years.


Posted August 20, 2013

Trinity Christian School is a wonderful school with very experienced, dedicated and caring teachers. They have given my children the gift of "loving to learn" and my children look forward to going to school each day. The school leadership is outstanding. They encourage participation and involvement from the parents/families and the environment is very warm and friendly. We have met some very special friends and most importantly our children are excelling both personally and academically. We highly recommend Trinity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

We Love Trinity!! At first my husband and I thought about only sending our children there for preschool but after the first year there and meeting the principals, staff and teachers we knew that this is the school we would be at until our children graduated from 8th grade. The school offers many activities from art classes, technology classes, basketball, drama and music. There is also a lot of opportunities for parents to be involved either with room parent, hot lunches, field trips or PTF. The teachers are amazing because they genuinely care about the students and are always there to listen and to help a parent with any concerns that they might have. I love that the school is accredited and so are the teachers. If I was still looking for that "one school," Trinity would definitely be worth touring
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

We love Trinity! We love that it is accredited, that the teachers have credentials, the class sizes are small, there are clubs and events that kids can participate in, they have a computer lab, and I think my daughter mostly loved the drama club! The Principals are the most amazing people you will ever meet and exemplify the Christian charity and biblical standards that you would expect from a private Christian school. I couldn't recommend it enough to anyone looking for a school for their children. Amazing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

My child has been attending Trinity Christian School for three years now and we love it! The teachers and staff are extremely dedicated and caring. They love the kids and it shows through their attention to each student. My daughter's most recent teacher took the time to give me extra and fun activities we could do to increase math skills and it was much appreciated. The kids are also taught Biblical principles and taught subjects with a Christian worldview in mind. The education standards are high and class sizes are small so that teachers have the ability to interact with each student daily. There are field trips, class service projects, chapel, Christmas programs, and all kinds of other things to keep kids interested and involved. Plus there are plenty of opportunities for parents to volunteer and to be a part of their child's education if they so desire. I just can't say enough good things about this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

This is a terrific school for the old youth in generation to come. I went to Trinity Christian School and found myself wanting my son Alex to attend. After Alex attending TCS we found out that he had learning disabilities he received the direct attention he needed to be more successful with his disabilities. Trinity teachers help him and he even received tutoring during the summer time. The extra help made Alex feel more confident in his learning and has help him out a lot. I thank Trinity Christian School for giving me the foundation I needed to succeed and much appreciation for giving that to my son Alex as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2012

Hi everybody.. We are Diane and Gene Kaelin, grandparents of Alex, who has been at TCS since he was in preschool. Our adult children also went to TCS, Craig and Melissa..from preschool thru 6th grade. At that time TCS only went thru 6th grade.. We love TCS and are investing it in again for the second go around with our precious grandson who is now in second grade. The teachers and staff are wonderful and the children learn so much education wise, but more important how to be a good person.. It is interesting to note that I am a very liberal person, and most folks like me do not choose a Christian school, but I put aside my politics because I believe in TCS and the wholesome values they teach about honoring God and respecting folks of all nationalities... Both of our adult children have had some lifetime drama , and I firmly believe that they made it thru the stresses of life, because they have a good foundation with God, and it helped them in their time of need. So thank you TCS, we love all of your staff and thank you for over 30 years of service with the Kaelins. love, Diane and Gene


Posted August 10, 2012

I couldn't work in a nicer environment. Our principals exemplify Christian values, are helpful and always ready to listen. Staff is supportive of one another and ready to reach out to families when needed. Small class size and excellent curriculum make Trinity a wise choice when looking for quality education for your children. If you are in the process of choosing a school, Trinity is definitely worth touring.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 16, 2011

We couldn't be happier with this school. It really is a "diamond in the rough", as a friend called it. The teachers are above excellent academically as well as in instilling Truth, love , and compassion in our children through their example. Our family has been blessed beyond words by this school, and I know yours will be, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2011

We absolutely love this school. We were homeschooling our kids and decided it was time to put them in school. We were concerned about them being lost in the crowd. We researched several schools and decided to interview Trinity Christian School. From the moment we met the principal, staff, and teachers, we knew this was the school for us. We They are so friendly and personal. Their love and dedication to these kids is undeniable. And more importantly, they have a heart for God and a commitment to building Godly character into these children. Their academic standards and teachers are top notch. If you are looking for a school where your children will get personal attention, loved, and receive a wonderful education, then you have to come to Trinity Christian School. It is not just a school, it is a family. We would not want to send our kids to any other school. Despite Trinity's high standards, the tuition is very competitive, compared to other schools and it is worth every penny. Just come in and take a tour and I am sure you will fall in love with this school just like we did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2011

I have had the privilege of working here for nine years. Our PTF is one of our strengths. They are dedicated to enriching our students' learning through activities such as our annual book fair, Fall Festival and Heaven's Heart Auction. Trinity's staff is a community of professionals who care deeply for each other and their students. We have a beautiful location and are centrally located. If you're looking for a caring environment with strong academics, this school is for you.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 14, 2011

This is my daughter's first year at Trinity Christian Middle School, and for the first time ever, she can't wait to get to school on Mondays! She has a great group of fun and supportive friends who encourage her in academics and build her up in the faith. As parents we love that our daughter not only is receiving an education with rigorous academic standards, but also is memorizing Scripture and studying the Word of God. P.E is fun, music instruction is a plus, and opportunities in speech and drama just make school an exciting place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

My son went here for pre kindergarten. He is VERY active. It was during that year we learned he had ADHD. His teacher was extremely patient and would give me reports on his behavior daily. She worked with me to provide a reward system for good behavior that was consistent and used both at home and at school. This helped my son a lot. She was very caring. The class size was very small as well which gave the children more attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2011

What a wonderful school! My daughter is in 7th grade, and has been there since 3rd grade. The teachers are very caring, nurturing a love of learning and God. The curriculum is challenging, she will be well prepared for high school! Every child is loved, taught the word of God, and encouraged to do and be their best every day. I love it here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2011

Trinity Christian School is a excellent school. The teachers and staff are amazing. If you are looking for a God centered and Biblically teaching school for your children this is it. I have 2 boys now ages 14 & 12 that went to Trinity from pre-school through junior high. I also worked there as a teachers aide for over three years. Your children will be taught what is most important in life which is their personal releshionship wilth Christ. The teachers are kind, loving,prayerful, and love your children . I highly reccomend this school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2010

My son and my daughter both attended TCS, and I was a teacher at Trinity, as well. It is a wonderful school for many reasons. It has a strong, sound academic program, a safe, loving, and nurturing atmosphere, and the spiritual environment is one in which children will blossom. The staff and teachers really care about the students and they do their best to make sure each student succeeds. I highly recommend Trinity Christian School for preschool through 8th grade.


Posted December 3, 2010

What a godly, wonderful staff to work with. They are nurturing, by cherishing and challenging each child. to be a faithful follower of Christ. and a person of strong Christlike character. They are creative by working with the individual gifts and talents the student. They equip the students to be respsonsible learners, critical thinkers and effective communicators. My niece and grandchildren have attended TCS. I believe in its mission and vision to educate students for eternity. I have been blessed to be involved in and praying for so many students and their families over the years. What a blessing to have former students return and enroll their children in the school they hold dear to their heart.
—Submitted by a teacher


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 11%
Hispanic 6% 52%
Black 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. JImmie Drummond
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • office@trinitycs.org
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Presbyterian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (619) 462-4011

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Community service
  • Cooking club
  • Drama club
  • Technology club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$5000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
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3902 Kenwood Drive
Spring Valley, CA 91977
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Phone: (619) 462-6440

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