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Trinity Chapel Academy

Private | K-8 | 100 students

We are best known for loving and excellent staff!

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $115,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $870.

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2011:
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Posted April 28, 2014

TCA has an amazing group of staff and parents who have shown that they will go above and beyond to make sure the students have what they need!! My kids were loved, taught by excellent teachers and have great memories of TCA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

TCA is a wonderful school full of great teachers and wonderful staff. It has been pure joy working with such an amazing team!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 3, 2014

What a wonderful place to send your kids. We moved from Nashville, TN nearly 5 years ago. When we initially started looking for schools for our daughter, we knew the large class sizes in our local public schools would not serve our daughter well. In addition, my daughter loves God. She could not imagine learning and spending time with her friends without mentioning how good He is and listening to her teachers proclaim the same as well. When we came to TCA, it was the environment we were looking for. I feel great knowing that my daughter is growing spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Despite changes in leadership, I feel TCA is moving in the right direction and God's vision is being fullfilled. The teachers genuinely love what they do but most importantly love our children. They pray over them and our school, which creates an environmental of love, acceptance and forgiveness. I marvel at how my little girl is turning into a beautiful woman of God. There is no other place I would want to send my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

Trinity Chapel Academy is an excellent school that cares about the students. I can only say that it healed the hurt of public middle school. Now, my son is a thriving high student and loves school. What was broken was fix at TCA. ITBS scores are higher than that of the surrounding schools. they are not perfect in the least but for me it was exactly what I needed for my son to be successful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

Trinity Chapel Academy is not good. You should ask about the financial soundness of this school. What major events happened during 2012-2013? How much did the enrollment drop during 2012-2013? How many administrators and teachers left or were terminated during the 2012-2013 school year? How are ITBS scores for the students? Who is the principal for Middle and High School? How long have they been in that position? How many math and english teachers do they have for grades 6-12? Is the High School format changing due to low enrollment? When was that decision made? My son attended TCA for 7 years and public school for 2 years. When TCA encountered financial hardship, changes were made, a plan was presented, a promise of transparency was made, and we decided to stay the course. The promises are not being kept. There is no transparency! The accounting department personnel are EXTREMELY inefficient. April 2013, I asked why parents were not told that the plan was not being followed as presented. Response: any communication would have been more negative than positive. My account was incorrect for 13 months! ITBS scores are low. Be aware. Talk to parents who left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

My student has attended public school and TCA. By comparison, the public school teachers challenged the students more. Be very careful to ask questions about math placement. Also, most of the middle school homework grades are for completion only which has taught my student to just put an answer on the paper and you can still get a 100. The 100's look great in gradebook but it is not teaching the students to do their best and strive for correctness the first time. The middle school principle is defensive, makes examples out of students in class, and does not verify information before assuring parents that she is correct. She does not expect her staff to keep deadlines that have been set.. However, if a student turns in late HW, it is not accepted. She has not built an environment of trust between faculty, students, and parents. Prospective parents should also know that in middle school, your student is likely to have the same math and english teacher for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. This is only great is the teacher is great. If your student is falling behind on standardized tests in math or english, there is no help for next year as it is the same teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

Had my child at TCA for two years. This year my child is in public school. What a difference academically! The instruction as well as the Georgia public school standards are superior to what TCA offers. My child is being challenged academically in a ways not received at TCA. As a parent, one needs to ask specific questions regarding curricula. At least be sure TCA is competitve with public schools. I have found they are not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

This is the best school that my children have ever attended. The teachers are exciting and very knowledgeable, the curriculum superb and the headmaster is exceptional. My children were previously in public school and after spending several years at TCA, they are both at the top of their class. If you want an excellent education for your child, TCA, is the school for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

TCA is an amazing school for children to learn and increase in all areas-academically, spiritually, socially. The teachers and staff are very caring and they set high standards for the children to meet and exceed. It's like the old saying you get what you put into something. If you put forth excellence it will return. I really see a return of excellence from my children who attend TCA. Great job TCA keep up the good work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

This school does not measure up to other private schools in Cobb. Lovely exterior, but that's the extent of it. School's test scores were horribly low last year. Not enough emphasis placed on academics. Teachers at various grade levels are non challant and do not encourage children towards success. Do YOUR homework before you put your child here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2011

My oldest son went to TCA during K-5 and my youngest has started now. I have never met more caring people for my children. I have seen teachers take extra care with children pray over them when they are hurt or upset as well as be firm when needed. I firmly believe the lessons that were taught to my oldest at such a young age are part of the reason he makes good choices now . I have seen the Head Master pour love and kindness to students. This school is amazing and I wouldn't want my sons to begin there education any were else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

My opinion this school is awesome all of my teachers are very loving, and the principal is very nice, loving, and professional. I am getting the education I need to succeed, and I don't feel like its very chaotic, everyone is not very clickish we accept everyone whether their different or not, because different is good. so, I <3 TCA!


Posted January 11, 2011

My experience with TCA is that it is a good school, however you can find a better value for your private school $$. The staff could definantly benefit from professional development courses. It was not a hard decision to move my elementary child to another private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2010

I have had both of my children attend TCA from elementary to middle school and I cannot say enough good things about the staff and the curriculum! What a wonderful, loving, excellent learning environment, you will not be disappointed with TCA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

My children attended middle school at Trinity Chapel Academy. I moved them to another private school because they were not getting a quality education at TCA. The middle school at TCA is very disorganized and chaotic. Also, the staff and student body are very clickish. The middle school principle was not a capable person and was prone to use sarcasm when dealing with my kids. It has taken a year of tutors to get my kids caught up to the same level as the school I moved them to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I believe my child is getting everything he needs including love!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Challenging ciricullum, teachers who love their students, a growing school which is developing in to a first rate private school. Many activities, sports and a growing high school is making TCA the school of choice for solid private christian education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2009

Trinity does a wonderful job teaching the concepts of christianity. However, professional development is needed for some of the teachers, the administrators and staff. They mean well, but they really don't understand what is required of a 1st class private school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 44%
Black 30% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

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 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Charmaine Dever, Carman Redd
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • Infant
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Church of God
Fax number
  • (678) 550-9289

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Religious
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Everything we do is driven by a philosophy of love, acceptance and forgiveness. We apply this in every area; from academics to athletics to interpersonal relationships. Our students are taught by highly qualified and certified instructors who love God, children, and teaching.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Trinity Chapel Mother's Morning Out
Trinity Chapel Preschool

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$6000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Berry College
Kennesaw College
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4665 Macland Rd
Powder Springs, GA 30127
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Phone: (678) 831-1062

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