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Trinity Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 600 students

College Preparatory curriculum in a Christian setting

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $72,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,200.

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted February 15, 2013

Trinity Christian Academy (TCA) has a very successful sports program. State championships in boys soccer and girl's basketball coupled with regional and district championships in all other sports contribute to the overall education at Trinity. However, our priorities are God, family, academics and sports. Your child will flourish in an environment that is authentic and without comparison.

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Posted September 18, 2014

TCA is having an amazing impact on the lives of my children. I have three enrolled, a 4th grader, a 5th grader, and a 7th grader. They have all grown in their relationship with God and Christian values in the short time at TCA. We chose TCA because of their strong emphasis on academics, while teaching Christian principles. I have found the school to be extremely organized with great communication between parents and teachers. TCA is not an easy school. Each of my children are expected to give their best effort every day. My children are held to a higher standard than the public schools they have attended up to this point. I am thankful to have found TCA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

One of the most precious gifts a child can receive is an education. This is given through love and with the understanding that it uplifts the child in every way - emotionally, spiritually, economically. At Trinity Christian Academy it is with pride that the Teachers and Staff working with and through the families are providing this education. Together with love and spiritual guidance the students are receiving above average attention and the opportunity to focus on the qualities for making their world a better place. Our daughter has been at Trinity Christian Academy for Two years now and it is the best decision we made starting our daughters educational Journey. She has grown so much, in her confidence, learning, and her love for Jesus. Trinity Christian Academy is not just a school with Faculty and Students, Trinity Christian Academy is a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

Both my boys are excelling at Trinity, one is a junior and the other is in middle school. The teachers and administration care about each and ever student. The educational training and background of the teachers is very impressive. I am so glad my children have been able to attend such a wonderful school environment. I highly recommend Trinity to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

My daughter is just finishing up her 6th year at TCA. Must admit that I had my doubts when we first sent her to TCA. However, glad to report that they quickly made a believer out of me. The administration, teachers and coaches have been such a positive influence in the developmentof my daughter. My daughter has excelled academically, a lot of the credit goes to the teachers that care so much about what they do. Would recommend TCA to anyone that is looking for a great Christian school education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2013

I attended this school for 6 years and graduated from it. I can honestly say that it was an experience I will never forget. I love this school. My entire class was friendly to one another and all of my teachers were great. I loved the diversity of students at the school and learned a lot about different cultures through the school's foreign exchange program. The teachers are phenomenal and have fully prepared me for college. Many of my friends were upset about receiving "hard English assignments" while in highschool, but every single student that graduated with me will all agree that college English courses are ridiculously easy for them now because of the wonderful education they received while attending this school. The new principal is a wonderful person with a good heart. She is determined and attends many school functions and assists students in any way possible. Although the teachers may not always be able to attend to every single students need right away, the school has provided parents with the option of private tutors to assist students when teachers are not available. Each student is given a chance to succeed, learn, and grow as individuals.


Posted December 19, 2012

I agree with the last parent. I do not know that much about the sports program at Trinity, but what I do know is that the teachers are all on their high horses. You try to speak with someone, and they always say they are willing to help but nothing happens. Actions speaks louder than words. This school used to be a good school. Now it is falling apart. The demerit system is ridiculous. I don't know what happened with the old leadership, but nothing is the same without the previous leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2012

this school is a joke. my kid has been bullied since the first day at this school. this is not our first year, but we will not be coming back next year. the child that has been bullying our kid has never been disciplined and my kid hates going to this place every day because of that child. the school's entire varsity baseball team is made up of foreign students, given free tuition and board to win state and national titles, not one American citizen. now I'm all for helping to underdog, but come on... quite a few of the teacher's have an attitude problem. they are there to help the students, but when they ask for help, my kid was given the impression that they couldn't be bothered. don't bother with this place, it's a waste of time and money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2012

My 4-year-old daughter went to TCA for the summer break, because her elementary school doesn't offer summer camp. We had a great experience!!! All the teachers and staff are super nice! You can tell they love it there. The summer camp has a very small group of children so they all get individualized attention. The price is very reasonable and flexible. You have 3 options: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. You only pay for the days and hours you're there, and can also drop your child(ren) off as early as 6:00 a.m. I've looked at many schools before deciding on this one and I'm happy that I did. I highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

TCA is one of the best decisions we have made to date as parents. Being in the public school we thought his education was short changed due to the focus on the FCAT and a lack of other disciplines in the curriculum. Trinity has brought back a renewed confidence in my child. He often tells me that the children at TCA are at a different level and he learns more because the teachers are wiser and kinder. Trinity took a timid, introvert and in one semester made him into a confident outspoken individual, in tune with his education and now discusses current events, history, literature and religious values. His regained confidence took him from a D to an A student who is assured of his salvation. The self confidence that now radiates from my child is priceless and I am forever grateful to TCA. He expressed to me that he is now exposed to people who really care and love each other and everything is great at Trinity. He feels comfortable and freer to express himself than in public school where he was being bullied but could not recognize it. My son wakes up and looks forward to going to school and wishes vacations and weekends were shorter. We highly recommend TSA to family and friends. SD
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

My 15 yr old daughter just finished her first semester at Trinity Christian Academy. I have never seen my daughter happier. The teachers truly care about the students and their futures. If my daughter doesn't understand something, they will work with her until she does. Amazing! The communication between teachers and parents is great! The Principal, teachers, office staff, coaches, and students are the best in Palm Beach County! I highly recommend Trinity Christian Academy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

My son has just finished 3 years at Trinity Christian Academy and I can tell you that they have been insturmental in molding my son into the fine teenager that he has become. When they say it takes a village to raise a child, well for our family TCA was that village! Every staff member went the extra mile to support, educate and give the very important spirtiual foundation he needed. The TCA staff go out of their way to facilitate open communication with parents which is rare in most schools. Prior to attending TCA my son had little spiritual knowledge so we were a little nervous about how he would transition, but they never were forcefull or in our opinion judgemental but did do an excellent job in giving him the tools to help navigate hopefully a morally conscious life. TCA Staff THANK-YOU and we will miss you all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

I believe this school has an excellent program. It is very balanced, great academics, good athletics, and a strong spiritual commitment. The diversity of the student body also attracted my family. They pursue excellence, not elitism. Over the years we have seen the faculty improved, the quality of the teaching and teachers stacks up with any program, public or private. Proof of this is the quality of the students Trinity produces. The students are happy achievers. This school is the real deal. Because of moving, our family attended 5 other Christian schools. Trinity is the best by far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2010

As a parent, I can not stress enough the value one receives when electing to send their children to Trinity. The students receive an excellent quality education with a wide range of exposure to the arts, sports and other social experiences. The school is a loving, caring environment with an emphasis on excellence both academically and morally. I have had the opportunity to examine and experience several other schools in the county and would never consider another alternative having experienced the wonderful program at Trinity. More value, less money, wonderful atmosphere, consistently excellent--what more could a parent desire for their children?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

TCA has been and is continuing to be an lighthouse for families in the surrounding Palm Beach County neighborhoods, my two daughters 6 and 14 years old have been blessed in the two school years they spent there, overall attitude has improved and so their drive to learn, excellent and dedicated teachers, awesome sports programs and an supportive staff makes Trinity Christian Academy the best choice in the area, my daughters will always cherish their experience at Trinity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Trinity Christian Academy has been a blessing to my family since 1990 when my oldest son began at the Preschool. All 3 of my children attended all the way through HS and graduated. My youngest son graduated in May, 2009. Every program at TCA has been excellent. Even my son who had a learning disability succeeded and is in college. They also have top notch sports programs. State Championship teams and excellent coaches. I will never regret sending my children to TCA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

I believe that Trinity is an excellent school choice. It has highly qualified teachers, great Christian morals being taught, and the work is up-to-par with most of the best private schools. They do have a rather strict demerit system, but it is only in place to keep students in line and under control. Trinity is very family-oriented and is always striving towards a better education for your child.


Posted August 14, 2009

I agree with the other parents the demirtt system in this school is way out of control it remains to be the main focus for the students. I pulled my children out of this school and put them in a public school and can tell you that they were way behind the other students...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2009

My child started kindergarten at Trinity 4 years ago, after I checked out all the schools in my area both public and private for 5 months. Trinity proved to be the best choice of all. My daughter has test 3 to 5 grade level ahead on national standardize test. The school and teachers are great, most of the negative remarks on this site about this school comes from people upset with their demerit system. I for one am happy that this school does not allow their students to get out of control, regardless what grade they are in (k-12).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

This school has a demerit system that is out of control. kids are given demerits for silly reasons. They spend more time dishing out demerits than quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

I've had three children graduate from Trinity and one is currently attending. My three graduates have gotten into the colleges of their choice with no problem and have gotten excellent scholarships.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 42% 42%
Black 31% 23%
Hispanic 22% 29%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 5% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 95% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Florida
Florida Atlantic University
University of Central Florida
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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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
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Art club

Language learning

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
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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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 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Tobi Manke
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Walk ins welcome
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
  • Assembly of god
Associations
  • ACSI
  • FLOCS
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (561) 965-4347

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • 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
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • None
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Morning pickup only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Divine Debutantes
  • Fellowship of Christian Athlet
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
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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.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$7000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Florida
Florida Atlantic University
University of Central Florida
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 5%
4 year college - 95%
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7259 South Military Trail
Lake Worth, FL 33463
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Phone: (561) 967-1900

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