Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Trinity School At Greenlawn

Private | 7-12 | 184 students

An excellent, well-balanced education in the sciences, humanities and fine arts.
 
 

 
 

Living in South Bend

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $98,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $720.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 14, 2014

My daughter went to school at Trinity for 7 & 8th grade and absolutely loved it! I was blown away at our first parent - teacher conference! The teachers were not only fully dedicated and knowledgeable about my daughter, they were truly excited to take on any academic challenges. I remember telling the math teacher that my daughter didn't really enjoy math and one of the other teachers said "here's your challenge Mr. ---, make her love math!" and he became so excited at the idea. My daughter loved the assignments and projects! The biggest issues for me was that socially it was terrible. The boys and girls were not even allowed to speak to each other at lunch. Square dancing and ice cream socials were the regular social activities, which seemed extremely dated. The lack of having any choice in the curriculum felt limiting as well. My daughter said if you could combine the enthusiasm and dedication of the teachers with the social and educational opportunities of Marian HS, she would have hands down preferred to stay at Trinity. Overall I think it is an amazing school! My daughter was very shy and I felt she needed to be exposed to more socially before she went to high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2011

It was our son's decision to leave St. Joe and go to Trinity beginning in the 7th grade. Within a few weeks, I saw a significant change in his confidence level, for the better. I wholeheartedly agree with ALL of the other parent comments. Although tuition costs a bit more than other schools in this area (but not any more than other high schools in larger cities), Trinity is worth every cent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

As an alumna of Trinity School at Greenlawn, I can say that the commitment of the faculty and administration to the pursuit of truth, in honest discourse, is refreshing. Students learn at this school. They are not given multiple choice tests so that they can regurgitate useless facts. They are taught how to think, analyze, and have conversations--skills that are essential to becoming an active member in society. The small size of the school and its single-gender classes really help students learn better. Teachers have time to spend one-on-one with students. Students in a class learn to respect and love the members in their class despite differences. True Christianity is preached and practiced at the school. While no school is completely free of the typical high school drama, if problems with bullies or cliques occur, the dean of boys or girls addresses the problem in right order.


Posted February 13, 2010

Our son loves belonging to Trinity. Enrolling our son in Trinity is one of the best things we have ever done for him. The teachers are excellent and the small classes ensure everyone is engaged. Trinity is truly a community of learners who consistently challenge and encourage our son to be the best he can be. While the school is co-ed the classes are single sex. This, in my opinion, takes a lot of distraction out of the classroom and enables the boys to focus on learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

i love trinity my daughter maddie goes there she loves it it's just perfect there very orginize and fun i wish tho they had a school bus and hot lunch
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

Trinity School at Greenlawn is the best Christian school in this area. Their commitment to academics, personal relationships between students and teachers, as well as the bonds formed within the classroom of the students themselves, teaches respect to everyone involved. The music and drama productions are first quality. Music is scholarly and yet upbeat. The drama productions are cast beautifully and translate to productions known by colleges where students may apply. Trinity School is first rate. We have had two students graduate and they are very proud of their Jr/Sr. High roots. There is a heavy parent involvement, but everyone can find a level of commitment that they can flex with or feel they can best perform. Faye and Sam Davenport
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
Above average

Test score rating
Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

20%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Student growth rating 20132What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 74%
Black 5% 12%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian N/A 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 2%
Multiracial 0% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Home School
Saint Pius X
Saint Joseph Grade School
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 1% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 97% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 1% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 1% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Notre Dame
Purdue
Indiana University
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
German
French
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

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
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Literary magazine

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • John Lee
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Fax number
  • (574) 236-6628

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Writing
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
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Film Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Literary magazine
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Photos

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 cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
School colors
  • Navy, white
School mascot
  • Titan
More from this school
  • Students score 200 to 350 points higher on the SAT than the national average. Often our average SAT score is the highest in the state. Trinity School is the only school in Indiana that has won 4 National Blue Ribbons for Academic Excellence.
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
 

What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Home School
Saint Pius X
Saint Joseph Grade School

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$9000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Tax credits
Application fee
Yes. $50.
Fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Notre Dame
Purdue
Indiana University
College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
College presentations or information sessions
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 1%
4 year college - 97%
Military - 1%
Workforce - 1%
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

107 South Greenlawn Avenue
South Bend, IN 46617
Website: Click here
Phone: (574) 287-5590

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools





Saint Joseph School
South Bend, IN



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT