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K-12
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Fairfax, VA
Students enrolled: 690

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11204 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

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(703) 273-8787
(888) 226-0512
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May 26, 2014
This has been my first year at Trinity. It has been an interesting school year. The school is filled with ignorant students who are overly sheltered and close-minded. I came from a neighboring public school, so knowing how excellent the Fairfax County Public School system is, I had the chance to compare the academic level between the two institutions. Many of the past reviews mention how rigorous, distinguished, and top-notch Trinity is, but I would very much disagree. From my experience so far, Trinity hypes itself. I am pretty sure the past reviews were written by the Trinity administration. I would recommend you to NOT send your child to this school. They shove religion down your throat and have weakened my relationship with God. I have grown to dislike the Christian community and cannot stand going to church anymore. Many of my friends and classmates, some of which are graduating, have desperately wanted to leave in the past, but for certain/personal reasons, have stayed (mostly because it is such a short time until college). In addition, currently several of my classmates (grades 9-12) are planning on not returning next school year. Good luck. - student

- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2014
This is a beautiful facility and academically it appears to be on track. We have moved around a great deal and our kids have been in various private schools. The Lower (elementary) school is a little "cold" and teachers in some of the classrooms appear to be a little strict for elementary education. Not a warm environment compared to other schools we have attended/visited.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2014
I agree with the previous comments. TCS is great academically and prepared me well for college however it is legalistic. Acadmics are important, but the Bible classes are not taught in such a way that connects with young people. Teenagers need individuals that relate to them. Staff and faculty are overly concerned with behavior and rules. I never felt I could go and speak with a faculty memeber about a problem or concern.

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2014
This school is AWESOME! After spending a two interesting years enrolled at Westminster School in Annandale I knew there had to be a much better place for our children. Our kids have never been happier to learn then they are right now. I only wished we had looked into this school earlier rather than waiting an additional year. The teachers and the administration are VERY supportive and are willing to discuss any thoughts or issues we might have. It s so awesome and amazing to see such growth in my kid s hearts and minds. PRICELESS!. Thanks to all at Trinity Christian School!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2014
The school doesn't cooperate when you leave. They make it difficult and complicate the credits.

- submitted by a community member
September 23, 2013
I am a former Trinity student who graduated last year in 2012. My heart aches for Trinity when I read some of the bad reviews below because I don't think Trinity deserves it. TCS has, more than words can describe, done a phenomenal job at preparing me for college both academically and spiritually. I've told my family that countless times. I was at Trinity 3 years and the only thing I regret is not transferring to Trinity sooner. I felt like I really belonged, like the teachers cared about me and were interested in what they do. The right amount of discipline is maintained to keep the school strong while also not making it unenjoyable. Even in college, I miss it terribly. I cry looking at pictures of memories. If you want a family-like environment that encourages good academics and a strong faith-building experience, Trinity is for you. I owe a lot of who I am today to TCS.

- submitted by a community member
May 30, 2012
This is our second year at TCS and we couldn't be more thrilled with a school! The academics are outstanding, the staff are caring, Godly role models for our children and the campus is outstanding. We toured most of the local Christian schools (before choosing TCS) and found TCS to be the most broad in it's curriculum and the staff the most educated. We chose Christian education for our children because we felt it appropriate to study both the Creator AND the created...TCS blends both beautifully! Our children are challenged academically and encouraged to develop Christ-like character. TCS is most definitely a school of excellence!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
Trinity Christian School is the best place for my children to flourish and enhance their skills. They have a better understanding of who God is and what it means to follow His ways. The faculty and administrators do an outstanding job of displaying God's love to all the students through the way they discipline and the way they teach. Their academic level is outstanding and each student strives for excellence. Students are encouraged to think outside the box. The posting from November 15, 2011 shocked and stunned me because I struggle to understand the parent's persepective. In all my years at Trinity, which has been a long time, I have never experienced what that family describes. But I am happy they found a place where their children are happy; and truly wish them the best. Years ago, our family had a bad experience at a local Christian School but it never occurred to me to write negative reviews so the public can condemn them. Instead, our family prayed for them and took great comfort in God's Sovereignty. Hope this family can do the same. It is the best example for your children to follow.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2011
Trinity offers an overly narrow approach to education. Instead of exposing students to rigorous thinking and the breadth of the Christian tradition, it requires them to "tow the party line"--i.e., a fundamentalist form of Christianity. In fact, when faculty encourage students to explore their own ideas, these faculty are often punished. Recently, one of the most gifted high school teachers was asked to leave. She was my daughter's favorite teacher. The principal is not collegial but autocratic; he does not lead by consensus. It is his way or you are out. Thus we withdrew our kids, and they are getting a much richer, more rigorous education elsewhere. If you want your children to be uncritical conformists, then Trinity is the school for you. If you want, rather, to encourage deeper thinking and give them life-skills for success in college and later in life, Trinity comes up short. I rather doubt that Jesus would feel welcome there!

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2009
Training Christian School (TCS) is a wonderful, academincally oriented Christian School. Our daughter has attended elementary school there for two years. TCS towers over Fairfax County Public Schools in academics. They especially stress reading skills and have achieved superior results with our daughter who now reads several grade levels ahead. That said, this is not a school for slow learners. They push kids to achieve their best, and there is homework every school night! Our daughter provides testimony that this school is much harder than the Fairfax County public elementary school (rated an 8 on greatschools.net) that she attended before enrolling in TCS. They also require the kids to memorize bible verses every week. Send your elementary school aged children here to give them a headstart on learning. TCS has motivated teachers that truely teach and care about their students. They are there to achieve results in learning and instill faith.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
Trinity has been an excellent school for our children. It is hard to imagine teachers who could be more caring or committed to the success and well-being of their students. We are thrilled to see that the growth in student numbers has also brought growth in facilities, course offerings and extra-curricular options. Leadership of the school is very responsive to parent concerns.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
I apologize to anyone out there who is totally OK with their children being totally cut off from anything secular: You don't have to read this. Trinity Christian School does its best to raise children in a righteous atmosphere, but they have and do indeed regularly cross the line into pompous self-righteousness. They are not 'in the world' at all, so you don't have to worry about them being 'of it'. A sort of arrogance pervades the campus that is simply inappropriate for a school of this caliber that ascribes to nominal Christ-likeness. Do not send kids here unless you're sending them in at a very very young age or your family has moved around a lot and is used to Good Old Boys systems in both administration/faculty and the student body. Go elsewhere. Poor academics selection, single-minded arrogance against the unsaved, and no preparation for college.

- submitted by a student
April 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
I am a former Trinity Student and I have to STRONGLY disagree with the second post down from mine [posted Dec. 24, 2008]; Trinity has superb academics. True, not all of the teachers are doctors. But because over one third of its teachers hold advanced degrees, I wouldn t say that they are unqualified and relatively unknowledgeable. Lastly, Trinity graduated have been accepted into prestigious schools. In the last two years alone, Trinity alumni have gone to MIT, The University of Chicago, West Point, The University of Virginia, The College of William and Mary, The University of Pittsburgh, Baylor University, and Virginia Tech University all FIRST TIER, NATIONAL universities. Next time, please do your research before writing a review.

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2009
My children attend TCS and it is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff are caring Christians, devoted to the children.

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 03, 2008
We are extremely happy with the excellent education and nurturing, friendly environment at Trinity. We have been there almost 6 years and all my children have had a solid, positive start to their educational experience. The fondness the students have for each other and the immediate acceptance of incoming new students is heartwarming. A testimony to living the Christianity that is taught there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2008
I recently graduated from Trinity Christian School after attending for 6 years. Trinity is a very hard school and I was not a very good student. But while the academics were tough (too tough at times), I would not change my experience there for the world. Although Trinity Christian School of Fairfax does have its flaws (too academic and a bit too strict rules), it makes up for it in people (teachers and students) and in Christian Education. There are two aspects that make Trinity very special: the people and the Christian education. Many, if not all, of the teachers could teach at a public school and make a lot more money. But they are at Trinity because they have a calling to serve God by teaching students with a Christian perspective. Any parent wants a teacher who is as passionate to see their child succeed. At Trinity, you really have that.

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 16, 2008
I went to a strict Christian school, despite some of these reviews, I find the rules and regulations to be just right. This was my child's first year at the school, starting in 6th grade. The transition was a big leap in terms of academics and homework. I felt she jumped into the 10th grade. We were very impressed with the principal and administration. All but one of the teachers was outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
Trinity will give your children a high-quality education but they can push kids too hard at times. I would say it's a good school for kids who are exceptionally intelligent but not so good if your child struggles academically. Also they do not offer much in the way of extracurricular activities, primarily because most of the students don't have time for anything but their homework. Also they don't offer much relevant help for spiritual growth. Chapel is stuffy and for most kids, does not impact their everyday life. in any sort of substantive way. You have to send your kids to a good Youth Group for that. All that being said, Trinity is well-run and the quality of the academics is stellar.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2008
Trinity Christian School is a wonderful academic institution that also stresses family and values! It is a warm and friendly community and we are thankful to be a part of it!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2008
Trinity Christian School is an excellent school. Our children thrive under the loving care and thorough teaching. We are very excited about the new building addition. When we have expressed concerns both the teachers and administration have been responsive. We would not have our children anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2008
Trinity is a great school academically. They are highly organized and the teachers are amazing. Great facilities. Nice kids. But Trinity is all about academics. They graduate one-dimensional kids; the kids have very little fun. Also the sports program is below-average. If you want your kids to study from dawn to dusk, then this is the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2007
Our daughter has attended Department of Defense Schools, Overseas schools, Public Schools and Private Schools over the past 11 years. She is also a gifted student. TCS has provided the best atmosphere of them all. The students are challenged, the teachers are engaged and knowledgable, the campus is clean and pleasant, the staff is kind and helpful and her classmates are warm, diverse and committed. Trinity is consistently graduating students into top Tier Universities! This is a Christian school that understands it's part in the shaping of tommorrow's leaders.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
January 25, 2007
I went there for 8, long years of my life. It used to be a nice school before there was a joining of campuses. The teachers were relaxed, the administration friendly, the community close. Now... It's a super strict school with minimal course offerings. Send your kids there for elementary school. Take them out to public school from 6th to 12th grade.

- submitted by a former student
September 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2006
Trinity Christian is all about academic. If all you care is the academic part then this is the school. The children have no time to be children. They are all about pushing the kids to be the best in academic.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
Trinity has lost the true meaning of the love of Christ. Academically they strive to greatness, but suffer from lack of course offerings. Their discipline policy is unforgiving and unappropriate to the 'crimes' committed. If you are just searching for strict academic focus, well go ahead.If you are searching for a school that will prepare your child spiritually and academically, search elsewhere!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2005
For the upperschool, TCS has definately gone down hill. It has very strict and annoying to the students. One problem is that the teachers/staff think are so serious when it comes to secular ideas. They make sure that the enviornement of the school is completely seperated from the world, ignoring everything not having to do with Christianity. The world is sinful and going to a school like this is only making the students less prepared to go off to colleges and into the work world. Second, they say that they prepare their students for defending the Christian faith in their own lives, but the Christian Studies classes are only learning studying the Bible in depth, something ineffective to students and making students more likely to reject the faith. Finally, they don't have enough classes. Students are forced to take different/repeated courses since there are such little options. Really consider before applying.

- submitted by a former student
June 14, 2005
My son has been at TCS since first grade and will continue into sixth grade, Fall 2005. I've read the posted reviews with glowing praises to harsh criticisms. It's true our community has experienced strains with our recent growth. We went from 5 small independent locations to one beautiful unified campus of just under 500 students, with this comes structure and rules. This was not a postitve change for some students, teachers and/or parents. We had issues with a few of the changes however the benefits of a modern building with grounds for sports and PE more than outways the negatives. I would suggest that you consider TCS for your child(ren) if they are eager to learn, have self discipline and respect for others. Above all TCS is built on a foundation of faith, to the glory and honor of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Pursuing Excellence for Mind and Heart.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2005
Trinity Christian School is indeed a great ACEDEMIC accademy. It acted as a nuturing, Christian, school until the administration changed in 2002. After this, the school has become very harsh and there isnt the love the teachers and administration had for each and every student is gone. Trinity has indeed lost its focus in the last three years, going from looking for people who are happy and really love Jesus Christ to people who just have doctrites and are just plainly mean. If you wish for your child to go to a strict accademic accedmy then maybe trinity christian is right for you, but if you want a school with a loving nutring atmosphere then look elsewhere.

- submitted by a former student
April 13, 2005
We had an awful experience when the administration changed in 2002. The attitude went from a nuturing, safe environment for my child to a rigid, harsh environment. We had been at the school for 3 years and enjoyed it thoroughly until then. If you are only concerned with the academics then it is right for you but if you are also concerned for the health and well-being of your child than look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2004
Very academically challenging. Like a private GT program with a wonderul Christian environment. They re-enforce the Christian and family values we teach our children at home. All the kids and parents are wonderful as are the committed teachers. They are in a beautiful new facility and are still expanding their resources. Trinity is an ideal school for parents who want to raise their children knowing God and his word and being well educated and responsible individuals. The kids have fun, but are respectful and kind. Students must undergo testing and an interview with the Headmaster as part of their application process. It is an outstanding Christian School.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Trinity Christian School was founded in 1987 to provide a quality Christian education to families in the Fairfax area. TCS currently has approximately 450 students enrolled in grades 1-12. Tuition rates for the 2003-2004 school year are: LOWER SCHOOL-$5,500.00 MIDDLE SCHOOL-$5,750.00 HIGH SCHOOL-$6,750.00 I have three children enrolled at TCS and just love this school. My oldest is a junior and has attended TCS since 1st grade. We love the teachers, the kids and the other parents!

- submitted by a parent
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Trinity Christian School
11204 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA  22030
(703) 273-8787
Last modified Trinity Christian School is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Trinity Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top