Students enrolled 100
Hours 8:15am - 3:15pm
School leader Debra Schneider
Transportation options None
Type Religious
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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5319 Newcome Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229

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(210) 684-5214
(210) 509-0681
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4 stars
Based on 26 ratings

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November 13, 2014
We have been very happy with this school. My child is in the pre-school and is learning not only academics but also how a classroom functions and how to interact with others. Her teachers are very kind and I am impressed with the teacher longevity.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2014
What a blessing this school has been to our daughter. TUMS, their amazing teachers and staff have given our daughter the confidence and education to impress others at her current middle school. With small class sizes, teachers that have encouraged and worked with her to expand her knowledge to her fullest potential, technology in the classroom, we highly recommend this school for other families. The special classes such as Spanish, music, computer, drama, Latin have all been a bonus for us. In addition all the exciting field trips and special events the school plans for our children brought excitement to each school year. Trinity was more than a school for our daughter, they became an extension of our family.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2012
We LOVE this school. Our daughter transitioned to TUMS last August and has made so many friends. We like that the after school and extended care gives our daughter (4 yrs old) to play and mingle with kids older and younger. She is an only child and thinks of school as her extended family. Teachers are educated and skilled at not only teaching but giving our daughter the confidence she needs to learn and build on skills. Our daughter's vocabulary has increased tremendously and she is writing her letters and can already count to 100 (with a little help). The extra curricular activities are nice and music and spanish classes are a real bonus!

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2012
I love the small class size and the attention each child is given. You can tell the teachers love what they are doing. The quality of education is superior and has allowed my child to flourish. With the technology the school has at the affordable tuition that is paid is a San Antonio secret. She is challenged and encouraged by the accelerated curriculum and the way it is presented. I'm so glad that I stumbled upon this jewel.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
This is our second child to go through the preschool program at TUMS. We could not be more pleased with the teachers and staff. They are so friendly and care about the kids. They do a lot with them in the preschool program to prepare them for kinder.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2010
I have two children at TUMS. They both began in the preschool program and are now in Elementary. I have been more than pleased with the progress my children have made as well as the loving atmosphere. One of my children needed speech and the school was more than helpful. They do not offer speech because they are a private school, but they helped me get this service through NISD. My other student has been tutored for free after school by her last two teachers. We were told when we toured that Trinity has an excellerated curriculum that may not be for all children. I have found that the faculty at TUMS goes out of their way to make each child successful and confident.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2009
My Son Attends this school right now, and in the beginning of the school year he had problems with his speech, and would even spell words backwords. I went to the school to address these issues, and was told that they don't offer anything for speech, and was told to call NISD. I had to put in all the work a school is suppose to do. Not to mention that his teacher would snap at me, or call me with a attitude if my son couldn't read some of the assignments at school, I felt as if the teacher just gave up. So I had a parent teacher and director meeting, since then things are o.k., but public schools do offer far more learning tools. My son's teacher made it seem that everything was our fault not hers. That wasn't the case. Great music class.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
I have read the comments of the Decemember post, and I have to say that I agree with you on some levels. I do think that the kids should have more tools avaiable for them such as speech, and tutoring, etc. I have also read the commits posted by others in response. I think that every school has a unique enviornment, and it's true it is what you make of the school, but to post comments saying 'remember we as parents we need to' is wrong. I beleive that if the poster from Dec feels this way then that's o.k. 'We as parents should just give are opinion not relate to others postings'. I am giving this school a 2 star, because I have 2 kids that attend TUMS, and I found that this school is not for everybody. My kids will attend Carver Academy next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2009
I'm sorry the December poster was disappointed but we are so happy with TUMS. Our daughter has been going there 2 years now. We were so reluctant to put her in school, but what a family we have found. The education is top notch, the environment is friendly and clean, and everyone cares for each other like family. Sometimes parents have to not be so demanding and be more understanding. The monthly programs are a way for the children to be excited about their education while still involving the parents. The children are very young and need family involvement in their education without being demanding and impatient. You won't find a better school than TUMS.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
To the poster from Dec 2008, it is too bad that you did not give this school a fair chance. When my Son and Daughter started at this school they were 4 and 2 years old respectively. They are both now 5 and 3 in their first year here at TUMS and I find the school to be Outstanding. I like the fact the school has more than just education. We as parents need to remember that these are our children and as such need to make sure they enjoy childhood because the joys and pains of life will come soon enough. My daughter is writing her own name and learning at a fast rate. My son is reading and writing as well as learning his second language. Keep up the good work TUMS and always let my children be children as they learn to become adults.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
I find the previous poster's comments interesting, given that we've had the opposite experience with TUMS. While TUMS does pride itself on being an accelerated school, I have personally found the teachers to be very patient and willing to help every student, due to the small class size. Even in the 'bigger' classes (kinder-2nd grade this year...no bigger than 15 or 16 students per class I would guess), the kids get good attention because those classes all have an excellent educational aide. It's what you make of it. We love that all the teachers know all the kids by name...even kids who have never been in their class. I don't understand what the previous poster means by 'monthly events'...the school does try to host a field trip each month, but I would hardly say the field trips overpower the academic side of things.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2008
I had both my kids attending this school, but I have since pulled both my kids out of the school, the focus to me was not on academics, but on the different events held each month. I agree that it is great to want your child involved in different events, but if I want my kids in a summer camp, I would have them attend one. My wife and I pay a lot of money for 2 kids, and to see lack of education programs available is sad. This is the main point on why I am giving such a bad review, any school can take a very intelligent kid, and say we are rated very high on education, and academics. It is not what you can do for the intelligent kid, but what you can do for an average boy or girl, is what makes a great school.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2008
We couldn't be more pleased with the caring, professional, and brilliant staff and faculty of TUMS! We have two students at TUMS, and we feel very fortunate to have found such a gem. I can't recommend this school strongly enough--it is an absolute gem! The academic rigor, the fabulous drama and music program, and the loving environment are only a few of the treasures you will encounter at this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2007
When my child first attended pre-school at TUMS, I was very impressed with the work displayed in the halls from the elementary grades. We decided to keep our child at this school and we have been very impressed with the curriculum as he advances through the grades. From learning world geography to science experiments to recognizing Beethoven's 5th symphony, he continues to grow academically and socially. Without a doubt we enrolled his siblings in TUMS as well!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2007
We are truly blessed and grateful to have found such an amazing and wonderful school for my children to attend. Tums offers a challenging curriculum, extraordinary teachers, in a loving environment. My children absolutely love their school and I would encourage anyone to tour Tums to experience this one of a kind school.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2007
We are truly blessed and grateful to have found a wonderful school for my kids to attend. TUMS offers a challenging curriculum, extraordinary teachers, and a loving environment. My children absolutely love their school and I encourage anyone to tour TUMS to experience this one of a kind school. TUMS ROCKS!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2007
We are blessed to have found this school! My two pre-school children have been attending Trinity for the past 2 years. When exploring pre-schools we were looking for an opportunity for our children to learn and be nurtured...we found it! The low Teacher-to-Student ratios allow Trinity to offer strong academics in a calm environment. The teachers demonstrate a true love for the children and we cannot thank them enough. We have been amazed at the dedication that the administration has to offer. The staff is professional, caring, and highly motivated to make Trinity a leader in education in San Antonio. Without a doubt, they have accomplished that! We are thankful that God has placed us in the warm hands of the people that work there everyday! Thank you TUMS!!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2007
Administration and a lack of leadership are main faults with this school. My child attended TUMS for 3 years until the lack of professionalism, administration and uppermost level teacher, and lack of academic challenge out-weighed the benefits of attending. There was a couple great teachers that my child had the pleasure of being taught by. You may want to think twice before you get involved with this school, the lack of professionalism in administration, teacher favorites and the parental 'click' will be very apparent. I also agree with a previous reviewer - Drama / music programs in need of serious help.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
Teachers are very loving,caring and provide excellent academic instruction. Kinder and 1st grade teachers are super! Drama / music programs in need of serious help. Not a Christ centered school but excellent academics. Friendly staff with the exception of a few who lack in people-friendly skills.

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May 15, 2007
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May 31, 2006
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- submitted by a administrator
May 11, 2006
Music, Spanish, and P.E. or Motor Skills available for 2 years through 5th grade. Also provides drama, health, art for elementary. Latin provided for 5th grade. Exceptionally high academic standards as proven by consistantly ranking in the 99% nationwide on the ITBS.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2006
My child has attended this school since PK4 and is now in second grade. It provides a nice, small, family atmosphere. The staff is great as are the parents. The children are taught all core subjects as well as music, art, drama, P.E., computers and Spanish. They also attend chapel once a week. It is a great place to call home.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2005
The Trinity Staff are caring and committed. The majority have been with the school 10+ years. They offer music, Spanish and computer. Parental invovement is welcomed. My children loved their years there. The Kinder teacher is great!

- submitted by a parent
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Trinity United Methodist School
5319 Newcome Drive, San Antonio, TX  78229
(210) 684-5214
Last modified Trinity United Methodist School is a Private school that serves grades PK-5
Trinity United Methodist School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top