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Trinity Christian Academy

Private | PK-12

We are best known for College Prep., Dual Enrollment.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $101,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $940.

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 6 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted February 16, 2014

My oldest daughter has been going to Trinity for 3 years now and she loves it. The teachers are tough, but caring. And they are loyal to the school. In fact, their are teachers who grandchildren, mother, daughters and other relative that teach and volunteer at Trinity, because they believe in the school success. Also, the teacher would take the timeout to get to know each parent and their children. And they would let you know every month where your child is academically. Therefore, I plan on having my children attend Trinity all the way through high school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2014

Why are the published SAT and ACT scores of Trinity Christian college bound Seniors so much lower than those of Bolles and Episcopal students?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

My son is already third year in the Trinity Christian Academy. I love it! My son love to go to the school. My friends, who's children are in the school, recommended me to apply for scholarship and to enroll my son in TCA three years ago, and I am so thankful to them for the recommendation. High academic level, good discipline, dedicated teachers and great attention to important moral values. Bullies are not tolerated. I always have had quick responses from the teachers and always was answered all interested me questions. My son is learning Spanish there and I am so proud of him. There are security cameras everywhere, that I really like. To families who are like me cannot afford the payments I would recommend to apply for scholarship. Thanks to the scholarship my son goes to this great school. You can always ask about scholarships in the school. I highly recommend Trinity Cristian Academy to my friends and everyone who is looking for to enroll their child in a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

Just an incredible private school all the way around. The people on here complaining about how the school didn't help there bad child is a joke. The teachers work so hard to teach and provide an amazing atmosphere for every child. But if your poorly raised child doesn't behave, thankfully Trinity will ask for you to remove them. Your terrible parenting shouldn't hurt the children around that really want to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

I see from reading some of the comments some parents are not happy with TCA, for different reasons. I have 2 daughters at TCA 10th and 6th grades. I on the other hand do not have any complaints about the school. I feel they do an excellent job in providing a conservative Christian education and commend their staff for doing an excellent job. My daughters do not go to school to play sports they go to school to glorify God and honor their parents with making good grades as well as being good community members. Since I am a lifetime resident of Jacksonville and know how horrible the Duval County school system really is I would prefer my children attend a private school. I would also prefer one that provided the values that I believe in. If someone has negative dealings with TCA it is probably their own fault for whatever reason, I don t believe the school starts their day with who can we cause problems for today. Doors of further education defiantly get opened at TCA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

When I enrolled my son in the preschool program here I was so excited to be putting him in a "top notch" program. My ex-husband and I then went through a divorce. As a result, our son started having some behavioral issues. We simply needed to work through them. Within two days of the problems surfacing my son was kicked out of their program. He was placed into a very caring day school after that who worked with him and us. His issues were quickly resolved. The people here are not caring or understanding. If you don't fit their cookie cutter mold, expect your child to be discarded like unfit trash.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

I attended school here from K-12 and my oldest son is now in the Kindergarten. Every school will have its setbacks especially given the size of Trinity. However, it is clear to me that most of the teachers love their students and love Jesus Christ. This school has had a fantastic influence on my family over the many years of my involvement. I highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2013

My child attended TCA 1997-2013 The leadership of administration is poor at best. The teachers are underpaid and required to be a member and attend Trinity church (10% of their pay checks go back to the institution through tithing ) The football program seems to be the main focus. There is no recognition for female sports! Typical politics has stricken the performance of the academy. There are many "unspoken" issues within the academy. If your child transfers to TCA and has not attended the academy from elementary up, more than likely they will not feel accepted by a majority of the students. That being said, my child is graduating with honors due to self-motivation and the support of a "few" caring teachers. If you choose TCA I strongly recommend you put aside an account for tutoring. Depending on the teacher your child has been assigned. Honors classes are limited. Overall, I feel if a teacher is employed by TCA it is because they love the Christian teaching or they are a family member of administration. If you get to checking, most all employees and teachers are related in some way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

I would not send my children here. The academics are fine, but the atmosphere is horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2010

TCA is a breath of fresh air in today's educational environment. My child has thrived in the nurtured and disciplined environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2010

I sent my son to TCA from the time he was 2 years old until he was almost 4. When he began attending their three-year-old program it all went downhill. They made those children sit in their seats all day long, and they did not have as much fun as I thought they should be having. He was not a threat to other students or himself, but they called me everyday to discipline him and they could not control him. They suspended my little boy on more than one occasion and he hated going to that school. Trinity was one of the worst experience that I have had in the four years my son has been on this earth and when he begins Kindergarten I will be more careful when picking a private school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Sending my son to this school for Pre-K was the biggest mistake I have ever made as far as he is concerned! I am competely disgusted and disappointed with this program!!! He hates going to school everyday. He is not challenged at all by what he is 'learning'. He learns more from me at home. There are no activities for these kids. There is absolutely no individualism allowed. They teach them to shut up, sit down and conform. The teachers only acknowledge them as individuals when they do something wrong. Especially when something is done wrong to one of the children that belong to their more 'prominent parents'. You expect a private school to be stuck up, but they take their arrogance to a whole other level. I feel as if they only allow pre-k kids there in order to receive the state's money. Otherwise they could care less.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

I went to TCA for 11 years, graduated, and now have 4 of my children at the school. I am so grateful for the character and Christian influence the school poured into into me and is pouring into my children. The teachers truly love the students and my children love school because of it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

I love TCA the environment is great and my volleyball and soccer coach are both great! My teachers are always there if I need help with anything and very understanding if something we're to happen and I couldn't get something done on time. All the students are great, and our football program is amazing my brother improved so much and all the coachs in every sport will see your potential! I Love being a Lady Conquer!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

Trinity Christian Academy provides excellent academic learning in a Christian atmosphere to encourage the best values for young minds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

My son is in 1st grade and has been going to Trinity since Pre-K. These kids are learning and grasping many things I learned in 2nd and 3rd grade public schools. I'm 100% sure if I had to take my son out of Trinity because of financial reasons he would be in advanced classes or even skip a grade in public schooling. When 1st grade started up I looked at the work he was doing and thought NO WAY! but he picked it up and has never made a C on his report card (going on 3rd report card) It's amazing how much they learn. In all fairness it is a lot for one child to remember everything he has been taught but it prepares them and makes it easier for them year after year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

We have had three children graduate from Trinity. We could not have been more pleased with the entire experience spiritually, educationally, and extra-curricular. There are great programs and facilities. I appreciate the dedicated faculty and staff and the concern that they demonstrate for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2008

I have two boys at Trinity and they are both in elementary. My experience has been great. The teachers love the children. I think if that is in place everything else works out fine. The course work is challenging, and while I may be biased I think my kids are smarter than most because of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

My four children went to TCA and all loved it. I had one graduate and is now at a fantastic college. The three younger teenagers had to move and when they went to their new shcool it did not match up to TCA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

My son went to TCA from the 4th grade until 11th grade last year. The biggest problem I have with TCA is that the football program is valued more than the educational system and football players do not get dusciplined in the same way as everyone else.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 44%
Black 20% 29%
Asian 6% N/A
Hispanic 5% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation University of North Florida
Florida State College
Jacksonville University
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Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • English

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Clay Lindstam
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • AACS
Fax number
  • (904) 596-2531

Programs

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Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • English
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

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  • Yearbook
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University of North Florida
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800 Hammond Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32221
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Phone: (904) 596-2424

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