Fast Facts 2014-2015
Pursuing Excellence for Mind & Heart
2011-2012 Board Of Trustees
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever Hebrews 13:8
Recent Accomplishments •
National AP Scholars
DAR Essay Winner (First Place)
Bill of Rights Essay Winner
Columbus Essay (First Place)
Law Society Essay (First Place)
National Society of Arts and Letters Awards
American Legion Regional and National Oratorical Competition (First Place)
Christy Hartman Myers Award
American Legion Oration (First Place)
SAR Oration (First Place)
Boys State Delegates
Girls State Delegates
National History Day Contest (First Place)
Middle and Upper School District Chorus, Band, and Strings
Middle and Upper School Chorus State Honors Ensemble and All VA Participants
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
VMEA Senior Honors Choir Participants
NAfME National Honors Choir Participants Festival and Assessment Superior Ratings for All Upper School Performing Groups
National Scholastic Press Association (Highest Honor)
Competed at State • Varsity Boys Soccer • Varsity Girls Soccer • Varsity Boys Lacrosse • Varsity Girls Lacrosse • Varsity Boys Cross Country • Varsity Girls Cross Country • Varsity Golf
Varsity Girls Lacrosse players selected for All-State team
Varsity Boys Lacrosse players selected for All-State team
Other • •
DAR Good Citizen Award Best of Fairfax (2 time winner)
Virginia Living’s Top High Schools & Colleges Winner
History Since its founding in 1987, Trinity Christian School of Fairfax has served as an intentionally distinctive school for families in Northern Virginia who seek a Christian education for their children. As an independent Christian school, Trinity has remained steadfast in its commitment to the pursuit of excellence for mind and heart. Faith and learning are integrated throughout all aspects of the academic and co-curricular program in order to pursue truth, character, and service in the lives of our students. By 1997 the student body had grown from 41 students on a single campus at Truro to 300 students in grades 1-10 on four separate campuses. 1997 was also the year that God provided, through the generous giving of faithful individuals, the 25-acre site on which the Trinity campus now resides. The Learning Assistance and Institutional Resources center or Gryphon’s LAIR— opened September 2014. In addition to housing the offices of the College Advisors, the Registrar, Chaplain, Dean of Students and Student Advisor, the LAIR provides both a writing lab and a math lab staffed by English and math teachers during each period of the school day. The Gryphon’s LAIR will also be available for extended-day tutoring on a fee basis for students who need more in-depth assistance over an extended period of time. Today 679 students walk the hallways at TCS. Current space will allow the student body to grow to 750 students.
Governance Trinity Christian School is governed by an independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Trinity has been blessed throughout its history with trustees who are well-qualified both professionally and spiritually to provide leadership as the school has grown and become established.
Admission TCS offers rolling admission and midyear enrollment for students in the lower school. Recognizing the great diversity in educational programs offered all applicants are assessed to evaluate readiness for the program at Trinity Christian School.
Fine and Performing Arts Growth in the arts offerings at Trinity has come both in course offerings and after school opportunities. Chorus, band, and string ensembles are available to students in all three divisions. Private music lessons are offered outside of school hours. Upper school visual arts courses include graphic design, AP studio art, web design, and yearbook. Theater Arts is offered as an upper school elective. Auditions for extra-curricular productions are open to all students in grades 9-12.
Chapel All students at TCS participate in chapel. The theme for this school year is Unashamed. Students will focus on the book of Romans throughout the 2014-2015 year. Through song, led by student musicians, the reading of God’s Word, and messages presented by various speakers, students and faculty will consider the call to walk and live unashamed as God’s redeemed people.
Community Service TCS is dedicated to developing in students a commitment to service. To that end, all upper school students complete 40 hours of community service each year. Students may serve in a variety of ways on campus—such as assisting with carpool, athletics, or new student welcome events—or off campus in the community or through a student’s church.
School Hours School is in session from 8:10 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. and after care is provided until 6:00 p.m. On Wednesdays Kindergarten students are dismissed at 12:15 p.m.
“Knowledge without character is like a ship without a course, capable of anything but driven toward nothing. The focusing of our knowledge on those causes that are both right and moral in the eyes of God, the transforming of the knowledge of good into good intentions, the desire to see what we have learned to be good and righteous become reality, the outward expression of our ability to live the fullness of life as we have been created in the image of God – this is character.“ Nick Freiling Class of 2009
“Service is more than working in a soup kitchen or volunteering at a kid’s camp- it’s a daily habit of thinking of others before ourselves. Jesus says that the greatest among you will be the servant of all. Remember, we are not saved by serving, but rather we are saved for serving” Cason Smith Class of 2012
“It amazes me that I can send my son where he will learn about Jesus, attend chapel, and be spiritually encouraged. I wonder why Trinity does not have 5,000 or even 50,000 or even 500,000 students.” Kim Grennek TCS Parent
$645,000 in financial aid Average annual giving exceeds $1,000,000
Enrollment Lower School (K-5) 238 students Middle School (6-8) 167 students Upper School (9-12) 274 students 679 Students
52% girls and 48% boys 453 Families Over 140 churches represented Over 60 zip codes
Tuition 2014-2015 Lower School Middle School Upper School Part-time/per course
$10,930 $11,765 $13,500 $ 1,900
Fast Facts Athletics
Trinity offers the following sports for varsity, junior varsity (JV), and middle school (MS) athletes:
• 25-acre Campus • Computer Research Lab (6-12) • Band Room • Lower School Computer Lab • Chorus Room • Weight Room • 2 Art Rooms • Soccer & Lacrosse Fields • Lower School Science Center • Practice Gym • 3 Science Labs • Lower School Library • Middle/Upper School Media Resource Center • 45,000 sq. ft. Classroom Building (2003) • 47,000 sq. ft. Gymnasium, Performing Arts, and Classroom Building (2009) • 4,125 sq. ft. Lower School Playground • Learning Assistance and Institutional Resources Center
Fall Sports Varsity Boys Cross Country MS Boys Cross Country Varsity Girls Cross Country MS Girls Cross Country Varsity Boys Soccer JV Boys Soccer MS Boys Soccer Varsity Girls Volleyball JV Girls Volleyball MS Girls Volleyball
Winter Sports Varsity Boys Basketball JV Boys Basketball MS Boys Basketball Varsity Girls Basketball JV Girls Basketball MS Girls Basketball Varsity Cheerleading JV Cheerleading MS Cheerleading
11204 Braddock Road Fairfax, VA 22030 703.273.8787
Varsity Boys Baseball Varsity Boys Basketball Varsity Coed Golf Varsity Boys Lacrosse Varsity Girls Lacrosse Varsity Girls Soccer MS Girls Soccer
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Pursuing Excellence for Mind & Heart Memberships Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement
Virginia Council for Private Education
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Delaney Athletic Conference
Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association