The "proof is in the pudding" as the saying goes. I have four children who have either completed thier upper school education at TVS or are currently enrolled in the middle and upper school. The two graduates include a 26 year old daughter who is now practing law in Texas and a 22 year old son who attended a top 25 private liberal arts college and is now working in the oil and gas industry. The instruction and academic atmosphere are excellent at TVS. Each child is able to find thier own stride and pursue academic and athletic interests that helped to develop a well rounded individual. Peers are an important factor in character development and we have found that the parents at TVS are great at communicating with each other with concerns about group activities. We would rate this school in its totallity as "superior" in the DFW area.
I have been going to TVS since 1st grade. I love my school and could not imagine going anywhere else. I am very close with my teachers and they want to help me be the best student I can be. They are very understanding and also seem happy with their job. They are excellent and I feel that they have prepared me for life. They have shown us leadership and make us ask questions that are outside of the box. TVS challenges its students making us go beyond what we think is possible. Academics, Athletics, Arts, and Theater are all very strong. The School along with its classrooms are beautiful, and it is a comfortable environment where people are not afraid to be themselves. Due to the size of the school we know everyone in the grade which makes us like one big family :). Never in my TVS experience have I been bullied or putdown. TVS is a wonderful school and I would recommend it anyone
We love Trinity Valley School's lower school. We've been here for 4 years with two kids with very different personalities and the teaching staff has been amazing at working with both of them. The teachers are constantly learning and working on being better. You can tell they are truly called to teach. Same thing with the lower school principal who is AMAZING. She takes the time to say hello and give her full attention to every child who approaches her and makes them feel like they are her #1 student. It is an amazing ability. She runs the lower school like a well-oiled machine but in a way that makes it feel like a loving family. We are also big fans of the head of school----he has made some staffing changes in the middle and upper school which apparently have upset some parents, but it is clear that he has a vision for the school and is not afraid to shake things up to meet his goal. I personally like that----too many schools keep on people who need to go just because they don't want to rock the boat. The teachers who have been brought on are fabulous and dedicated to keeping the academic standards high. It is well worth the financial sacrifice for my children to attend.
Many many people like the current Headmaster, as well as the Middle School Head. These current Heads of schools are always available whenever you need to talk. They truly are very qualified, but very humble and approachable. Their causes may be misunderstood, but ethically, they are good people. They are especially kind, friendly, and respectful and towards the children. The goal is evident--to bring out the best in TVS community. It may a challenging task, but anything worthwhile always requires fortitude.
The Lower School at TVS is excellent! There is a supportive, healthy environment. The curriculum is very solid.
The Upper school is a real nightmare: administration cares most about keeping parents happy, but at a real cost to the integrity of educational standards. Grades are inflated beyond belief. Teachers who are understandably frustrated are afraid to speak up. The leadership is awful: there are significant disparities between what is said and what is done - both in terms of programs and in terms of philosophy. If you want to send your child to a country club where they learn the skills of manipulation, duplicity and cohersion, TVS upper school should be your choice. If you want your child to learn to think critically and to truly be encouraged to develop character, you may want to consider another option.
I feel that Trinity Valley has really pushed me to do my best and study as hard as I can to get an A. I learned that you can't become a millionare by sitting around and doing nothing: you have to work hard. I also learned that disipline is vital. I belive there are wonderful teachers at Trinity Valley and they are always willing to help the children and their parents. The teachers make it fun and educational. I have wonderful friends a Trinity Valley and they are all kind and considerate (as well as their parnents). I feel that none can contend with the great enviorment, staff and beautiful campus that Trinity Valley has.
My daughter attended TVS from K thru 8. We moved to Houston and had her enrolled at the Awty International School. I can say that this was the best education she could have received. She had many academic scholarship offers in her senior year. So she was able to choose the college that she thought was the best fit. She woud up having a zest for learning. She decided to stay in college until she received her PhD. Now that she is married and has two children, she is planning to send them to a private preparatory school. I consider TVS tjhe best investment I made. That is why the Yale admissions office considers it the best private preparatory school in the Ft. Wiorth-Dallas area.
The parents at this school are terrible human beings. And this directly correllates to the children. They all suffer from eliteism and treat others extremely poorly. The tuition is ridiculous and increases every year. I am moving and taking my kids away from this unhealthy atmosphere. SO DISAPPOINTED!!!
Trinity Valley School is a school with a unique combination of high expectations, strict academic standards, caring teachers and fun. My son, who has attended the school for four years feels appreciated, special and cared for. We as parents feel that he is getting an excellent education which will open up educational opportunities that most local public schools cannot provide. The small atmosphere creates a family environment in which everyone from the headmaster on down knows each student and family. We feel very forturnate to have found such a special school.
Though my children have only attended here for summer camp. I have to say that the experience and academics from the camp was great. The teachers super nice and equally as wonderful along with the staff. Knowledge of the material covered was great. I would say this is a great school and my children plan to attend here for high school. I do feel this school is top notch, just as wonderful organized as our school of current choice. Academics great, staff great and quality of life great.
We attended TVS for one year. We were so excited that our child was going to an elite school. However, after being there for a year, we decided the stodgy school was not for our family. It wasn t until we moved to a new school that we realized just how stifling the environment was for our child s personality. I m glad our child has regained a personality in a different environment. There are plenty of good private schools in the area. Take time to find out what is right for your family.
Great teachers. Great values being instilled, great academics. Great desire to make TVS a National recognized school. Promoting a very well rounded child.
I am an alum of TVS and it was the best school! I found myself totally prepared for college and still have a connection with all of my teachers. I can't wait for my kids to attend.
Trinity Valley really is a great academic school. Top of the line. Athletics are great with coaches and trainers that really care. Now the rest of the staff I cannot say the same. There are some great teachers there who really care and want to help, understand and get to know their students. On the other hand, it seems as if some of the staff wants to stop the students from being themselves. They expect everyone to be the same and just fall in line. The school takes the little things too serious, and can at times take situations out of proportion. The staff does not seem to care about what the student thinks or hear their voices. It really takes the diversity out of the school. There are moments where no one can express themselves freely.
I had 4 out of 5 children graduate from TVS and I couldn't say enough good things about it. It is not a perfect school, but it was wonderful for my family. My children have lifelong friends with almost all of their classmates, they have done well in college, and they were so thankful to have had the wonderful background and foundation for college and life. It was worth every penny.
TVS is an exceptional educational institution. Although highly competitive, TVS fosters the developement of both exceptional scholars and citizens. Trinity Valley has more than exceeded my family's expectations and educational goals.
I went to Trinity Valley for all four years of high school. The academically, TVS does a great job of preparing students, especially those willing to work, for college. The majority of the teachers are devoted to their jobs and the students they teach. The sports are great and everyone is involved; there are no pariahs at TVS. I can't say enough about the teachers at TVS; they genuinely care about how things are going in my life. Thats not to say the staff is perfect, there are a few bad apples in the bunch. I rate this school average because the questionable atmosphere created by the students is a trade-off for how great everything else
My son is about to graduate from TVS after attending there for three years. Children in our family have attended four other schools, and I've taught high school. TVS, by far, has the most top-notch academic program that we have experienced. I believe that my son's received an excellent background in the classics and has learned material of a higher intellectual calibre than any other school around here offers. The communication with parents is exceptional, and everything is done in a first-class manner. Most of the high school teachers have advanced degrees, and they go above and beyond the call of duty to help the students learn, nurture their minds, and even help them with personal issues when appropriate. Yes, it is expensive, but it has proven to be a wise investment for our child's positive high school experience and for his future. A high % are accepted by prestigious universities.
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