I had two children in Trinity. The youngest was in Pre-K for two years, the oldest was in Kinder and 1st. We have since moved to Colorado. In hindsight, we are extremely pleased with Trinity. Our kids love their new school, but often reminisce about how great Trinity was. Learning is fun there, and our kids entered their new schools very well prepared in reading, math and science. Our youngest is way ahead of many other kids. By the way, in colorado neither pre-k nor full-time Kindergarten are the norm, as kids start Kinder part time here. So we really think that Florida's full-time Kinder and Trinity's full time pre-K were awesome. Great Teachers, excellent principal. We miss you, Trinity!
I recently graduated form Trinity as an eighth grader and as much as Ioved my years there Trinity can become quite expensive for my parents and in my opinion could use a little more space and administrative involvment. Trinity lacks a cafeteria so in my case we ate near the Science Labortory and also does not hav a gym. Parking is a big in convenience it can become very crowded. I attended school there for 2 years and nevere met the principal and i saw her a total of 5-6 times. As much as I appreciate the teachers and what i learned from them I wasn't tremendously impressed with the school overall.
Trinity is a phenomenal school. My daughter just completed her first year at the school (kindergarden) and I am highly impressed with the academics. She is very advanced thanks to the great curriculum and dedicated teachers. The community at Trinity is great and I can not say enough good things about the school!
What Trinity lacks is organization and sincere administrative involvement. I volunteered over 100 campus hours this year (not including pick up/drop off), and saw the principal on campus 3 times. There's ittle consideration for parents. Parking is terrible. A stairwell project caused campus traffic problems and blocked the only covered entrance for 6 months+. Lower school starts much earlier than other elementary schools (7:45 a.m.). Parents are severely nickeled and dimed, almost daily! This can add up to thousands if you have 2+ children! Most events are during school hours which is tough if you work. Kids feel excluded if their parents cannot attend. If you're a parent that cannot volunteer or donate often, don't choose Trinty. However, I have no complaints about the academics thanks to wonderful teachers. Trinity offers many specials including art, music, and Spanish. The children attend many field trips and have plays in the library almost monthly.
Trinity is a great school with a lot of potential as long as it keeps focused on the foundation it was built on. It would be nice to see more respect for the Trinity dream. There are a lot hardworking believers at Trinity--let's say thanks and support them.
Parking is awful, drop off and pick up are awful, be prepared for thousand dollar field trips and hundreds of dollars for school supplies (like a $25 gift card to Lakeshore Learning? Is that really a school supply?) Test scores are low, class size is high, the school grade has dropped. The principal is rarely seen. I would never suggest this school.
My 4 year old is in Pre-K there, my 6 year old is in Kinder. This school is awesome. As a former teacher (highschool), I am extremely impressed by how they managed to keep my kids interested in the classes and subjects, sothat they were both begging to do homework and learn. Pre-K is not just baby sitting, itis a full 6 hour class and the kids worked on counting, reading science etc and they love it. My 4 year old was able to read by the end of his first year in Pre-K, he will go to his second year of Pre-K already able to read, and Kindergarten completely literate. My 6 year old kindergarten aged child learned to read there and devours books. They were both sad when summer came. They look forward to next year. The teachers are excellent! We love them all!
Trinity School for Children was a lifeline for my child. When she enrolled as a 2nd grade student she was reading below grade level. She was painfully shy, and had very little interest in education. The Staff and Administration has made her evolve personally as well as academically. She now thrives on excellence! The curriculum interrelates real world occurrences in their learning experiences. The students regularly participate in field studies. The field studies are designed to link classroom instruction to events and functions that take place in the world. This concept truly makes learning much more interesting, fun and memorable for the student.
I feel that my son has really flourished at Trinity, thanks to some very caring and involved teachers. I do however have a few issues with the school administration. Parking is a huge problem and nothing is done to make it easier for the parents. The Admin is very disorganized. School grade was an A now it's a B- no answer as to why.
Quality of the academic program: moderate - It seems the school's original philosophy has changed, and they now have sacrificed quality individual teaching for a larger volume of students. Thus more students, more classes per grade and less attention for the ones that need it the most. Availability of extracurricular activities: Excellent Level of parent involvement: Excellent, although it seems like its the same people getting the job done
I have two children that are in K and 1st grade. The teachers are passionate about their work and take the time to get to know each of my children, always pushing them to acheive more. My kindergartner is reading and my first grader is studying multiplication because she is ready. These teachers individualize the curriculum, the principal met with me the same day I asked to talk to her and my children are happy and learning. This is a phenominal place. I am eternally greatful to the faculty at Trinity and the leadership of their principal, Madeline O'Dea.
this school has no structure and several students have gone backwards in curriculum after attending the school for 2 or more years.
Trinity is a school with a warm, family environment. Parental involvement is greatly encouraged.
I have four children that attend Trinity School For Children. We have been with the school since they first started up. The beginning stages of the school (6 years ago) were great in the aspect of class size, teacher enthusiasm, and overall personal invovlement. The only downfall to the school in the beginning was the lack of organization. Over the years to present day, the class sizes have grown to a disappointing number (not as bad as some schools though), the teacher enthusiasm isn't as good as it use to be. The parent involvement is so good that sometimes it's hard to get involved unless you just dig in. The organization of the school has come along way as well. Overall, we enjoy this school, but just like any others, it has it's opportunities for improvement. I would recommend it.
We are in our 5th year at Trinity and we feel 'privileged' to be there. This school academically is superior with the added luxury of additional opportunities for sports, the arts and plenty of welcome parental involvement. To address the privious comment about the school not be diversified, that is ridiculous. You need only visit the school to see the vast amount of different students with huge minority quotas. One of the nicest things about the school is the diversity it offers. I have nothing but good things to say expecially about the staff and principal. First Rate.
This school has a close knit, family feel. Children develop socially, and feel very comfortable with the teachers and staff. This school is one of the best Charter schools in this county. It goes up through 8th grade. There are lots of field studies opportunities for children to have hands on experiences outside of the classroom. Parent involvement is highly encouraged, and is a positive factor in the success of this school.
Bankstreet program is a practical approach to child development. Parent involvement is as good as I've seen at any school.
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