Frequently Asked Questions

      What is the student/teacher ratio at Trinity Christian Academy?

Trinity offers a small class environment for our students.  Class sizes typically range between 6 - 16 per grade with a maximum class size of 18 students.  

 

What grades are offered at Trinity?

Pre-K-12th grades

 

      Is Trinity affiliated with a church or denomination?

Trinity is a Christ-centered, interdenominational, independent Christian school.  We are not affiliated with any church or denomination. Several Christian churches, both Protestant and Catholic, are represented at the school.  Our faculty are committed Christians who focus on integrating the essentials of the Christian faith within the framework of our curriculum.

 

      How many students attend Trinity?

Our current enrollment is 164 students.

 

      Is Trinity accredited?

In 2012, Trinity completed an intensive self-study and received dual accreditation for Pre-K-12th grades with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Christian Schools International. Trinity has been accredited since 2001.

 

      Are the faculty state certified?

All of our faculty and staff are required to have teaching certification through Association of Christian Schools International or the state. Many have both ACSI and state certification.  All of our faculty and staff have degrees appropriate to their teaching assignments.  Most importantly, Trinity encourages our faculty to pursue professional development.  Examples of professional development include enrollment in master level courses, conventions, workshops and specialized training in early intervention, reading readiness, student enrichment and classroom management.  

 

      What curriculum does Trinity use?

The scope and sequence of our academic program ensures that the curriculum for each grade is designed to lay the foundation for the success at the next level.  Curriculum is evaluated on an ongoing basis for relevance and content.  Trinity uses a variety of textbooks from many publishers. 

 

      Does Trinity administer annual standardized testing for students?

Yes, each year we administer the Terra Nova Exam, a nationally normed exam,  for our K-10th grades to help us evaluate student achievement and mastery of curriculum.  Sophomores are eligible to take the PSAT exam at Trinity. Trinity is registered with the College Board and our C.E.E.B. Number is 220104.  Upper classmen may be eligible to take Advanced Placement Exams.  Trinity’s foreign language students also participate in the National French and Latin exams.              

 

      Will my child be able to attend Trinity if he/she has any learning difficulties?

Trinity is committed to ensuring academic success for each student. For this reason all student applicants will take an assessment test to evaluate academic readiness. Trinity also requires copies of previous school records, standardized testing, and IEP (if applicable) to help us determine whether or not Trinity will be able to appropriately meet the academic and/or emotional needs of the student.

 

      Will Trinity prepare my child for their future?

Yes! Trinity Christian Academy graduates have a 98 percent acceptance rate to a variety of private and state colleges and universities as well as specialized institutions such as Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Several of our alumni have been awarded academic scholarships.  Several of our alumni also proudly serve in the U.S. Military.
 

What extra curricular activities and sports are offered at Trinity?

On a weekly basis students enjoy the opportunity to participate in music, band, art, physical education, foreign language (elementary-high school), chapel, computer lab and library class.  Trinity offers opportunities for students to participate in regional events including Science Fair, Speech Meet, Music Festival, Math Olympics and Leadership Conferences.  Seventh grade students explore the National Seashore during a four day trip; Eighth grade students travel to Washington, D.C. for one week and high school students have the opportunity to travel to Europe for one week.  

Trinity recently was approved as a member with MIAA.  Membership with MIAA provides our students the opportunity to play competitive sports with other schools.   Students in grades 5-12  have the opportunity to participate in soccer, cross country, track and basketball.  Intramural and club activities have also included golf and volleyball.  We are excited about the future development of our Athletic programs!

Trinity is committed to developing strong Christian leaders.  Each high school student serves at least 100 community service hours prior to graduation.  High school students are also encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities including:  student council, the Upper Level praise and worship group, drama club, yearbook, various clubs and sports.

 

Do Trinity students wear uniforms?

Yes, our students wear uniforms which are ordered through Donnelly's School Apparel.

 

Does Trinity provide financial aid?

Financial aid is available for families who qualify for tuition assistance.  All financial aid funds are provided through the generosity of faithful donors. Please review our Financial Aid Application Process for more information.

 

What time does school begin and end each day? 

School begins at 8:00 AM for ALL grades.  The school day ends at 2:45 PM for Pre-K-6th Grades and 3:00 PM for Upper Level, Grades 7-12.

 

Does Trinity offer an after school program?

Yes, we do!  Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 AM for morning care at (no additional charge) which is supervised by our faculty.  A Pre-K - 5th Grade Extended Day Progam and After-School Academy (Grades 6-12) are also available from 3:00 - 6:00 PM for a fee   Parents need to sign up their children for these services.