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Trinity Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 140 students

We are best known for small class size, college prep, Christian community.

 
 

Living in Barnstable

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $167,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,160.

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Posted October 28, 2013

Sending our daughter to Trinity Christian Academy was one of the best parenting decisions we ever made. The classes are small and your children get plenty of one-on-one attention, the curriculum is competitive, the teachers compassionate and the love of God is foremost in everything they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

My son has attended Trinity since kindergarten. I found the school via this website over three years ago. My husband and I chose Trinity to ensure a Christian worldview in his education and excellent academics. Trinity offers exceptional teachers and a family-oriented environment with smaller class sizes. We continue to be blessed by our son s academic achievement and social development. Equally rewarding to us is his consistent demonstration of Christian values in everyday life, all thanks to Trinity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

Our son is an upper level student at Trinity Christian Academy and we are thrilled with the social, academic, and spiritual environment that he has found there. The faculty are amazing, and take such personal interest in every student. We feel we have a whole team of educators supporting us as parents to develop our son - not just as a student, but as an individual. There's a great sense of school spirit from pre-K all the way through 12th grade, and a good variety of opportunities for extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

Trinity Christian Academy is an amazing school! It has small class sizes, strong academics, and a caring and talented faculty and staff who constantly amaze me with their dedication. We have attended 5 other christian schools, one large public school, and one charter school through various states and moves and I have never felt as strongly about a school as I have about Trinity. Both of my children have been at Trinity for 6 years now that we are settled and it is my hope that they will graduate from this school. I have a child in 10th and one in 5th and they are both thriving socially and academically here. Our family feels deeply thankful and blessed to be a part of the TCA family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

I am a parent of three children that attend Trinity Christian Academy. This is our second year. The children have attended two other Christian schools in other states that had wonderful reputations and were very top-notch. We were unsure of what our experience would be with TCA when we moved to Massachusetts. Trinity Christian Academy has more than EXCEEDED our expectations!! We love the school, the staff, the curriculum, the parents, and the other students that attend. Our kids are extremely happy and thriving in a fantastic educational environment that not only stresses academics, but the building and shaping of Godly character. This is a solid Christian school that is well-rounded and steadfast in their commitment in delivering quality education. The staff truly cares about the students. We could not have asked for a better school. We are very happy with Trinity Christian Academy. I give it the highest recommendation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Trinity Christian Academy has been a real blessing for my children and our family. The teachers and staff were wonderful with our transition from public school and continue to be VERY supportive of our children's academic needs. The teachers truly love their jobs and care for their students on a personal level as well. The smaller class sizes allow for more one on one instruction and more opportunities for involvement with the numerous school activities and sports. I would highly recommend Trinity Christian to anyone looking for a Christian academic environment for their Pre-K through 12th grade child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Trinity Christian Academy in Hyannis is amazing. We were blessed when this school became available to our 2 boys. They started in Pre K and K and are now flourishing in 4th and 5th grade. The academics, Christian principles and behavior and family atmosphere cannot be beat. In this world of troubled youth, bullying, and overcrowded classrooms, TCA excels in providing a safe haven for learning, proper behavior and God's blessings! The team approach and respect to all in the classroom and in their sport classes will prepare TCA students for all encounters! As parents, we are blessed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

My children attend Trinity and I have loved their experiences there. The new headmaster (as of 2009-2010 school year) has many years of leadership under his belt and has a real vision for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

I am going into the 10th grade now, and have been at Trininty since I was in the 5th grade. Not once have I had a bad experience at Trinity-on the contrary, this is the first school that I've ever been to that I've been accepted in and been allowed to freely express my beliefs. If I hadn't gone to Trinity, I know that I would never have gotten the strong and loving relationship with the Lord that I have now, nor would I really love Him in the same way!! I would reccomend Trinity to really anybody, but especially those who aren't fitting in anywhere else. This is a place where you can really be accepted for who you are!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

Trinity had come a LONG way since it's struggling times in the late 2005 / early 2006 timeframe. They have a wonderful new 7 acre school 'campus' in Barnstable, and have since changed their official name to Trinity Christian Academy. This school has excellent teachers, and a wonderful new headmaster who replaced the recently retired 'gem' that helped Trinity through some difficult times - and in the transition to their new facility. For quality education in a sincere Christian environment where the Lord, and your children, come first ... you cannot get any better than this!


Posted June 29, 2006

This school is the one of the hidden treasures of Cape Cod. In a society riddled with mixed moral mesages, these teachers manage to give our children the firm grounding they need to confidently stride out into the world. Incredible teachers, excellent academics, beautiful new facility and playing field, great families and a new Interium Headmaster whose heart has been with the school for decades. Small classes, 12-16 in each grade, growing sports and extracurricular program. Our family has had children attending for over a decade and wouldn't choose any other place.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 67%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 3% 8%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Local High Schools
Local Elementary Schools
Local Day Cares
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Tufts University
Stonehill College
Eastern Nazarene
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Latin Exam (2014)
  • Regional Science Fair and Speech Meet (2014)
  • The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (2014)

Special education / special needs

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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00am
School end time
  • 3:00pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Ben Haskell
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (508) 790-1293

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • car pool
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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 cultural events
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Trinity Christian Academy of Cape Cod is accredited by both New England Association of Schools and Colleges and Association of Christian Schools International. Trinity is also a member school with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA)
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Local High Schools
Local Elementary Schools
Local Day Cares

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$4000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Gordon College
UMASS
Cape Cod Community College
College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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979 Mary Dunn Road
Barnstable, MA 02601
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Phone: (508) 790-0114

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