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Trinity Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 160 students

We are best known for caring, compassionate teachers and academic excellence!
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $185,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,150.

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2011:
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Posted September 19, 2012

There is a wonderful feeling of community at TCS. As you enter the building the floors gleam and the newly painted catch your eye. We are always impressed with the children's behavior as they smile and speak - holding the door for us as we enter. We find the faculty enthusiastic about teaching. The classrooms are decorated and condusive to learning. Our experience with TCS has been and continues to be excellent.


Posted September 18, 2012

Intimate class sizes. Great teachers. Spacious class rooms. Kids are well prepared for High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

I'm a grandfather to a student who's attended TCS Windsor CT from kindergarden to 8th grade. She has had a phenomenal education academically and spiritually as reflected in her last year's 4.0 for all 4 marking periods. The many teachers, adminjstrators and volunteers here have offered her a positive and rewarding learning environment rich in commitment , support and quality teaching skills. I also sit on the school's board of education to ensure that school policies and fundings are reflected in the classrooms at the level we expect and pray for. TCS is an exceptional school for children pre-school age 3 to 8th grade and I can highly recommend it to parents in all walks of life from windsor and surrounding communities.


Posted August 2, 2012

TCS is a great school. The curriculum is challenging, the spirituality is uplifting and the activities are energizing. The staff truly cares about the students and give everything they can to make sure they succeed. Students perform well above the national average on their academic testing and are actively involved in the community. If you are looking for a well rounded, challenging, quality education for your child that will give them a sense of belonging and contribution, TCS is the school for you!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 16, 2012

The Adventures in Learning program is no longer operating. The program director left and the program renamed Eagle's Nest. There are very little, if any, planned activities for the children and it seems to be run by teenagers instead of educators
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

Caveat emptor. It seems like professionalism continues to be a problem at this school. The principal lacks the skills to be objective especially when parents ask about the safety and wellbeing of their kids. The board lacks accountability when documented violations are reported. The administration is loathe to do anything about parents concerns of their kids. They simple anticipate that parents will leave quietly. They have no intention to comply with the BOE governance to change their process or to reprimand teachers who fail to comply. Don t put your child at risk. Ask around you will find that many parents have had this experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2011

Great small private school to send your child. We sent our daughter here for middle school (grades 6-8) believing that the christian teachers, curriculum and small classes will help her to navigate through some of those tumultuous pre-adolescence years. She did well academically and has made a good transition into high school. Because of Trinity, I believe she was better prepared academically, emotionally, and spiritually to meet the demands of attending a large public high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

We started our first child at TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL over seven years ago at the age of three in the pre-school,and we only planned on her staying until kindergarten but she is doing so well that we can't afford to sent her anywhere else and put her education at risk. We currently have two children enrolled at TRINITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL for the last three years. It's a financial sarifice at time to send our children to a private school,but with the public school have thrown out GOD out of their curriculum,it's very important that our children attends a school that has an excellent curriculum and is BIBLE base where the religious belives we teaches at home is reinforced at school.The teachers are great and we can always drop in to see what's going on!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2011

My husband and I are very, very satisfied with the academic, spiritual, and diversity-honoring environment at TCS. The children are engaged and challenged, the teachers are caring, competent, and collaborative, and the administration is responsive and inclusive. During this year of transition to a new headmaster, 3 staff have maintained their teaching roles while shepherding the school as a "leadership" team. They have done a marvelous job and a new headmaster will be arriving in June. The Adventures in Learning afterschool program provides relaxation, homework supervision and support, and creative, participatory learning activities. Our children beg to go to AIL. We count ourselves blessed by the opportunity to have our children is such a loving, spiritual, morally sound, academically excellent school. And as a parent, I am welcome to visit the school any time, un-announced. I do regularly because I love volunteering in the class room, so I know the kids are learning, respecting themselves and others, and having a good time. I cannot ask for more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

Best investment ever! We like the middle school format here. One teacher who teaches language arts, history, and bible. The staff & teachers are kind and really try to meet the needs (emotional, spiritual & academic) of this sometimes awkward group of young adolescents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

The school was great when we started a year ago. But the academics have droped off so bad that we will not be returning after the year. They need to give the kids the field trip at the end of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2008

Trinity Preschool is a wonderful experience. My daughter (who is in the 4 year program) loves going to school! The teachers and staff are the best. Sadly, my daughter will not be continuing her education here. From what I see on the elementary side is unacceptable. The students are extrememly disrespectful to their teachers. I have seen them left unsupervised during activities and the academics are turning more and more secular every year. Be careful and take your time in selecting a great all around Christian school where not only the academics are centered around Christ, but also the people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

Academics at Trinity is top-notch, teachers are wonderful, parent involvement is very high. There are no extracurricular activities, however there is a music, art and Spanish class. But what I have to sacrifice in activities is well worth the ethics and morals being instilled in the children at this school. I don't have to worry about my kid picking up bad behavior, or hanging out with the wrong kids. That peace of mind is priceless. Plus the school does so many other activities, such as Harvest Party, the alternative to Halloween. This school provides a nurturing environment for the kids. As long as I can afford tuition, my kid will be going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2003

This school was very good for our daughter. She experienced great teaching. However, there were almost no extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 60% 13%
White 22% 61%
Two or more races 11% 2%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Tutor(s)
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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
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Rodney Shively
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
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
  • Methodist
Associations
  • ACSI
  • CSI
Fax number
  • (860) 687-9737

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Hybrid
  • Teacher-run
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Service learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
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
  • Spanish
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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
Transportation options
  • Buses for Windsor residents
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Girl scouts
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • National Honor Society
  • Photography Club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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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
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Financial aid offered
Yes.

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College preparation / awareness offered
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180 Park Ave
Windsor, CT 06095
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Phone: (860) 688-2008

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