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Trinity Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 320 students

We are best known for exceptionally caring teachers.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $710,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,150.

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2011:
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Posted February 2, 2013

Trinity Christian School has been a great fit for our family. We are in our 7th year at TCS and hope to be here through graduation. The small class size is perfect for our children. The teachers are great and seem to love not only the students but being a teacher! When we joined TCS the school ended at 6th grade. Amazingly, this year TCS will graduate its 1st senior class. It has been exciting to be a part of the changes and growth of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2012

This wonderful school hits the mark in terms of educating and nurturing its students. The small class size, academic excellence, and its focus on the character and integrity of the students makes it feel like we're sending our children to be home schooled by a team of experts. We can't recommend this school enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

We rate this school "excellent" plus! We have reviewed schools throughout CA and Hawaii, this is the most amazing Christian, Classical education out there. Our daughter is learning so much academically, but most importantly her character has improved. There is nothing out there like this. PTL we found this amazing environment!!!! Please note: they now go through HIGH SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2011

Our girls have absolutely thrived at this school! The teachers and staff really do care about all the students and make every effort to help the children succeed. We feel so blessed that our girls get to learn in such a caring environment that makes learning so fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2011

Trinity Christian School is the school I wish I would have had the opportunity to go to as a child! I have three children (4,6,8) enrolled. Trinity provides a nurturing environment. I really feel the faculty love our children as much as we do. The head of school knows every child (and parent) by name! Trinity provides a challenging academic program founded on the classical Christian approach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2011

This school is fabulous. It provides the children with a solid, classical education strong in the basics that are necessary for anything they choose to do it their lives. The faculty are dedicated to partnering with the parents to form a team focused on learning and growing in their education and spiritual life. Our daughter has thrived since moving over from another private school that was more interested in getting the school's name recognized so they could raise the tuition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

My 2 boys ages 8 and 11 have been at Trinity since age 3 preschool and it has been a very nurturing experience for them with strong academics(Latin! Ancient Greek History! Cell Biology in 5th grade!Annual Speech Festival!)) The art teacher is excellent and my kids have played on both basketball and volleyball teams (VB won their league this past Feb 2011) A gem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

This school offers rigor in a nurturing environment. Our girls have blossomed and excelled in this school! We love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Aloha, I am a mom of a former Trinity student who attended from preschool and graduated from 6th grade. Now, 20 years old, my son has grown into an amazing young man who endeavors to honor God and has His heart to help others. At his tender age, he has already seen the humanity of third world countries when he deployed in 2008. Curriculum, decent grades and athletics are only part of the whole picture; without integrity, humility and compassion one cannot be a well-rounded person. I remain grateful to the folks at Trinity for their consistant examples of what true character and God's love looks like . Partnering with Trinity for all those years was truly a gift that keeps on giving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

Fantastic school ciriculum helping our daughter prepare not only for college but life. Loving caring warm teachers and staff that hasn't been found anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

Our child was homeschooled for many years prior to entry at Trinity. The transition was very smooth and the teachers most willing to accomodate individual needs and interests, a rare attribute that we cherish. Our child likes going to school, reads many classical books that I wish I had time to read, and is encouraged to do the best work possible. We like the classical approach, the class size, the loving teachers and staff, and the standards and expectations for the students. The heart of our child is most important to us, and it is nurtured at Trinity, drawing the child closer to the Lord's character and love. There are other larger schools with status names, more electives, and techy trends, but Trinity is focused on the character and Christian upbringing of their students. We'll choose that any day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2010

My child is in high school at Trinity and is being challenged academically, spiritually, and physically in this small school environment. Her teachers have been caring and knowledgeable individuals and she is enjoying opportunities for service, teamwork, and leadership. The administration has also been open and responsive to her needs. In this kind of environment, I have seen her mature in her knowledge and understanding in the variety of subjects that she is learning. I don't see her education as a waste of time and money, but as an investment in her life. I wish I had received a comparable education as a youngster.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2010

My children (6 & 9 yrs) LOVE Trinity Christian School!! The small classes provide my children a better learning environment and quicker access to their teachers. The teachers are gifted with a love for teaching, for the children and the ability to effectively teach them using the Classical education curriculum. They are able to connect history, math, literature, science, art, and bible all together using this type of curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

Even a 1 star rating is TOO high. My child attended Trinity for 5 months. After hearing and reading great reviews of the school I was excited that my child was accepted mid year. Although my child has accelerated in studys, administration and staff found that she/he wasn't ready for their school program the following year. Upon this evaluation, they took it upon themselves to WITHDRAW my child from their Summer School program (after she/he was CONFIRMED and PAID in full) 3 weeks prior to starting summer. They were unwilling to work with me as to where to put my child. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. I would not recommend this school to my worst enemy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2010

We love this school! Trinity is a Classical Christian school that is helping us to train our boys. The teachers are loving and the academic instruction is challenging. As long as we live in Hawaii we will send our children to Trinity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

Wow, Trinity Christian School! What a blessing it is to find a school who wants to educate my children classically, in a godly, Christ-centered, compassionate way. Trinity has been around for many years serving families from pre-school to 6th grade, but now they have expanded to include 7-9th grade and will continue adding a grade each year till they are a complete pre-school through 12th grade. Now my children can continue to be mentored by Godly teachers with high standards and loving hearts. The teachers at Trinity genuinely care for my children s character as well their education. Thank you Trinity for your diligence in producing a quality education for my children and the future generations of Hawaii children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

All four of our children graduated from Trinity. In my opinion, there is no better school anywhere. Academically it is superb and developing strong and caring character in students is a priority. It offers a loving, Christ-centered environment that provided a solid foundation for my children. High praise from a very happy parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

Their preschool is severly lacking in their care and knowledge. Their inexperience is evident this area shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

This is a great elementary school. If all schools were like this, the children would be much more respectful and smart. The only lacking areas are their Japanese, Art & Music programs as well as the SWimiming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2007

We couldn't be happier. Our daughter was at one of the best public schools on the island while on Trinity's waiting list. It was a miserable 2 years. We were delighted, thrilled when a spot opened up for our child in the 2nd grade. We have not been disappointed. Trinity Chrisitian School treats students with respect and dignity. Conflicts are addressed and resovled in a Biblical manner. How refreshing! It has been a perfect match for our daughter and now our son, too. Now with the school expanding to 7th and 8th grade, there is a wonderful middle school option for the Windward side of the island!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 20%
Asian 26% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 19% N/A
Two or more races 14% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
Black 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Japanese
Latin
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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)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
  • Japanese
  • Latin
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Japanese
  • Latin

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

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
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Nancy Shaw
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
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
  • Presbyterian
Associations
  • ACCS
  • ACSI
  • HAIS
  • WASC
Fax number
  • (808) 261-3916

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • Classical Christian
  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
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
  • Greek
  • Japanese
  • Latin
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Japanese
  • Latin
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
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
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Biathlon
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Biathlon
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Girl scouts
  • National Honor Society
  • Yearbook
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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
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Trinity Christian School is a Christ-centered Classical school committed to partnering with parents to educate the minds and nurture the hearts of students for the glory of God.
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$6000 - $11000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

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College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
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875 Auloa Rd
Kailua, HI 96734
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Phone: (808) 262-8501

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