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See what Trinity has to offer!

TCS offers programs and services for all ages. Opportunities abound from our Toddlers (who can enroll at 18 months) to our Seniors. Athletics, rigorous academics, leadership opportunities, art, music, band, and even a Summer Camp program are available to our students and families.

PRESCHOOL

Along with learning the basic skills needed for reading, writing, and arithmetic, children learn about the world around them through creative exploration and play. Innovative Learning Centers are also used to enhance the learning experience of our prekindergarten students. Your child will learn of God’s love through Bible songs, stories, and lessons; interaction with warm, Christian teachers and staff; and through everyday experiences. Your child will flourish in an environment where home, church, and school partner together to “Train your child up in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

Our Preschool Program lovingly ministers to children ages 18 months through age four and uses a reputable curriculum as its guide. A BEKA Curriculum is  a comprehensive, Biblically based, and developmentally appropriate curriculum. Throughout the years, A BEKA has proven itself by preparing children spiritually with Biblical truths; academically, with strong phonics and math skills; socially, through classmate interaction and dramatic play; and physically, through motor skill activities.

The Toddler and Preschool Programs are an excellent prep for our Junior Kindergarten Program, where a strong foundation in Phonics and Mathematics is built, and our Junior Kindergarteners are effective readers before they graduate to Senior Kindergarten!

Trinity Christian Preschool employs a wonderful Christian staff, who have given their life to Jesus Christ and are committed to using their gifts and abilities to educate and care for our preschool students. Having a natural love for children and teaching, our teachers bring many years of education and experience to the Prekindergarten Program. All of  our PreKindergarten Staff is CPR and First Aid certified, obtaining more than the required amount of continuing education hours each year, as well as completing extensive background checks. The parent/teacher/child relationship is so important to the success of each child, and the partnership is what makes Trinity Christian Preschool such a wonderful place for our families!

Art and music are an important part of our preschoolers’ day. Most of our learning is enhanced and reinforced through creativity, crafts, and music. Each year our preschoolers also take part in several all-school programs where they are able to showcase what they have learned in the classroom.

Toddler (18-30 months) Must be 18 months by Sept. 1 of the entering school year.

Children may enroll for 5 full days or 5 half days

Children may enroll for 3 full days or 3 half days (MWF)

Children may enroll 2 full days (TTh)

2 half days (TTh)

Preschool (30 months-48 months) Must be 2 1/2 by Sept. 1 of the entering school year.

Children may enroll for 5 full days or 5 half days.

Children may enroll for 3 full days (MWF) or 3 half days

Junior Kindergarten Must be 4 years old by Sept. 1 of the entering school year.

Children may enroll for either 5 full days or 5 half days

Monthly rates for each option can be found on the tuition schedule.

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Our preschool children are active! There are opportunities each day to enjoy the playground, the gym, and fun physical activities in the classroom.

Chapel is an important part of our program , and our preschoolers enjoy their own time of worship each week. Fun songs and lessons from our teachers and guest speakers reinforce the spiritual truths that our young Warriors are discovering each day in the classroom.

Our TCS Summer Camp is available from early June through early August and is filled with fun, interactive  “themed” weeks of age appropriate activities and projects throughout the summer! A few of our fun-filled weeks include: “Sticky Science” week, “Play Ball! Sports Week”, “Serving Others” week, and “Crafty Creations” week, just to name a few!

Summer Camp is available for Toddlers through 6th grade.

Trinity Christian Preschool is licensed by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, Child Care Licensing Unit, Little Rock, Arkansas. We follow the licensing requirements for Child Care Centers in Arkansas. The licensing unit requires certain safety regulations which can be viewed on their website and are followed by Trinity Christian Preschool. Preschool and all school personnel at TCS obtain more than the required amount of continuing education hours each year, and all personnel undergo extensive background checks. TCS also has a full-time Registered Nurse on Campus

ELEMENTARY

TCS is a collegiate school with a rigorous academic program that begins in the elementary grades. Each of our academic disciplines are designed to give students the skills and knowledge they need to not only be successful in their colleges and careers, but to be able to articulate truth in an intelligent and winsome way in the culture. Our Language Arts program emphasizes reading, writing, and grammar; Math is standards-based and vertically aligned through the grades; and Science and Social Studies are taught with Christian curriculum that emphasizes a biblical worldview. Our Bible classes from preschool through 12th grade give students an understanding of what’s in the Bible and how to apply to. Our goal at TCS is not only to help students think biblically and critically about every academic subject, but to understand God’s nature and character and how His Truth should relate to every area of their thinking and choices.

We believe the arts are important. As image bearers of God, creating beauty is one of the ways we are created in His likeness. TCS offers music and art in the younger grades, and all students take band in 6th grade with TCS providing the instruments for all students. Each year there are opportunities to perform musically and exhibitions of students’ artwork can often be seen around campus.

Bigs and Littles is a well-loved program designed to build relationships and connections among our high school and elementary students.  Each 7-12th grade student is paired with an elementary student, and they meet on a monthly basis to eat lunch, play games, read together, and just spend time getting to know each other. These connections foster sweet relationships and informal mentoring opportunities.

Chapel is an important part of our program , and our elementary students enjoy their own time of worship each week. Worship music and lessons from our teachers and guest speakers reinforce the spiritual truths that our students are discovering each day in the classroom.

English and Language Arts

While integrating Biblical truth throughout our elementary English Language Arts program, our goal is to help students articulate their ideas clearly and effectively through written and oral communication.  We desire to help them foster an appreciation of language as a gift from God.  In order to affect their world, students need to develop the correct use of English grammar, improve listening and speaking skills, and develop an appreciation for reading.  Students are introduced to different styles of composition in the elementary grades including research reports, essays, and poetry. Our reading program places importance on the development of higher-level thinking skills as well as a love and appreciation for reading.

Math

At Trinity Christian School, our goal in elementary math is to accommodate the range of learning styles found in each classroom through interactive learning.  Activities are designed for individual exploration with manipulatives, through group interaction, and through whole-class instruction. Using a variety of instructional methods allows abstract concepts to grow into concrete understanding for elementary students. Teaching to the diversity of learning styles and providing exciting interactive activities in the classroom allows for a sharp increase of understanding and performance in the discipline of mathematics.

Bible

 Imparting a Biblical worldview to our students is the primary goal of TCS. In order to graduate students who have a deep understanding of the tenets of the Christian faith and worldview, we realize we must lay that groundwork in the elementary years. Our goal is for our elementary students to not only know biblical content, but to be able to interpret that knowledge in a way that impacts their thinking and understanding of what it means to live a life honoring to God. Through grades one through six, students are presented with biblical truths related to God and His nature, the four relationships of creation (our relationship with God, others, the created world and ourselves), and a basic understanding of worldviews.  As each year progresses, a “Worldview House” is constructed in the classroom to give students a visual understanding of the importance of laying a foundation of wisdom as they form the pillars of their biblical worldview. Our approach also includes the memorization of key Scriptures and concepts, often set to music to make it easy for students to remember.

Science

Through the STEM program at TCS we desire to see our students grow in their personal faith in Jesus in today’s age of science. What exactly does that mean? It means that despite living in a culture that is dominated by the glorification of science, human innovation, and technology, our students will grow in their appreciation of God’s majesty, sovereignty, and love, through our studies of His creation. Furthermore, and just as important, we will be learning to trust in the truth and integrity of the Scriptures.

At the Elementary level, our students will be learning about our Creator God and His provision for us through the world which He made (Genesis 1:1), and how His creation is a mirror of His majesty and wonder (Psalm 19:1). Our students will be engaged to learn about the world in which we live by inquiry-based, hands-on activities through age-appropriate, standards-based topics. Our ultimate goal in the sciences for our younger students is to be exposed to the different facets of God’s creation, and to have a sense of wonder at how God has created them (Job 10:8, 31:15, Jeremiah 1:5) and the world in which they live (Job 12:7-10, Psalm 74:13-17).

Social Studies

Our students are in a cultural war – not of swords but of ideas. Nowhere is this more evident than in the re-interpretation of history and social studies. Our goal as a school is to help students understand the role of a Sovereign God superintending all of history and His plan for healthy societies. Preparing students with the foundational understanding that the fall of man affected all of creation, and that God is now in the process of redeeming those creation relationships allows them to see history and society from a Biblical perspective. As we strive to give students a deeper knowledge of God, encourage their spiritual growth, and promote historic and geographic literacy, it is also our desire to teach them their role in promoting the ideas that have good consequences in their culture. The scope of the curriculum for the elementary grades includes ancient civilizations, world history and American history. Timelines, maps and fun activities are all integral components of the learning experience.

Art

As image bearers of God, man was created to create beauty for His glory. The objective of Art at TCS is to explore various art methods in order to reproduce the student’s personal expression of various subjects that are found in God’s creation – man’s world. Recognizing that we are all unique creations of the Creator, our goal is for students to discover their God-given gift of creativity and to develop that gift in a way that brings honor to Him. Students PreK-12th have access to art classes. The semester class begins with pencil drawing exercises, including sketching, perspective, shading and texture exercises, and moves to working with color using oil pastels, which is the precursor to painting on canvas with acrylic paints. Each student’s progress through the semester is exciting evidence of the discovery or development of their unique, creative abilities.

Music

Similarly, we desire our students to worship God through music. The goal of our music instruction is to provide an opportunity for our students to discover their own musical gift and then to learn how to use that gift for God’s glory. PreK-5th grade students receive choral instruction at least twice a week. 6th grade students receive band instruction 5 days a week giving them opportunity to choose a preferred instrument and then learn to play. 7th-12th grade students take concert band as an elective.

TCS understands the importance of getting students out of a classroom and into the gym or ball field. Students have opportunities each week to work on physical skills, play team games, and just have fun with our PE coaches.

Our TCS Summer Camp is available from early June through early August and is filled with fun, interactive  “themed” weeks of age appropriate activities and projects throughout the summer! A few of our fun-filled weeks include: “Sticky Science” week, “Play Ball! Sports Week”, “Serving Others” week, and “Crafty Creations” week, just to name a few!

Summer Camp is available for Toddlers through 6th grade.

JR & HIGH SCHOOL

TCS is collegiate in nature with a rigorous academic program. Each of our academic disciplines are designed to give students the skills and knowledge they need to not only be successful in their colleges and careers, but to be able to articulate truth in an intelligent and winsome way in the culture. Our Language Arts program emphasizes reading, writing, and grammar; Math is standards-based and vertically aligned through the grades; and Science and Social Studies are taught with Christian curriculum that emphasizes a biblical worldview. Our Bible classes from preschool through 12th grade give students an understanding of what’s in the Bible and how to apply to. Our goal at TCS is not only to help students think biblically and critically about every academic subject, but to understand God’s nature and character and how His Truth should relate to every area of their thinking and choices.

We believe the arts and music are important, and when we create beauty we are reflecting the very nature of God as His image bearers. Electives in band and art are offered each semester for our junior high and high school students. Performance opportunities are available several times during the school year, and art students often have their art displayed throughout the school.

The goal of our athletic program is to provide our students with opportunities to use their God-given athletic abilities in a manner that glorifies Him. As well as working on athletic skills, our coaches encourage our students to grow in their spiritual lives, to develop social and moral character, to learn the value of team and competition, and to compete in a manner that reflects Christ. TCS plays (and is very competitive) in the 1A division of the AAA in Arkansas. Many of our students participate in several sports each school year. Our sports offerings include Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Track and Field, Softball and Baseball.

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Bigs and Littles is a well-loved program designed to build relationships and connections among our high school and elementary students.  Each 7-12th grade student is paired with an elementary student, and they meet on a monthly basis to eat lunch, play games, read together, and just spend time getting to know each other. These connections foster sweet relationships and informal mentoring opportunities.

One class period each week is set aside for our clubs. Our clubs are teacher-led and change each quarter. Club offerings vary widely and give our students the opportunity to choose an activity that they would enjoy. Some of our clubs have included chess, volleyball, board games, Bible study, science, robotics, and many others.

Forge is our high school leadership program and our mission is to mold young men and women into leaders who are confident in their faith, growing as leaders, have a practical and functional biblical worldview, are ready to serve as servants of Christ, and are prepared to take on any leadership roles assigned them. Each year our students spend time developing leadership and service skills and have a number of opportunities to use those skills in our school, in their churches, and in our community.

Chapel is an important part of our program , and our older students enjoy their own time of worship each week. Our students who have musical gifts lead the worship time each week, and our teachers and guest speakers provide messages that are pertinent to our students.

English and Language Arts

The TCS Secondary English Language Arts Department seeks to develop individuals who are effective communicators, both verbal and written, by studying the conventions of the English language, developing an extensive vocabulary, and mastering the various modes of writing. The literature program provides quality literary pieces that promote intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth in a student’s life through the study of prose, poetry, and novel selections.  By studying a variety of authors and their works, students learn to appreciate well-written literature and to understand, through fiction and non-fiction characters, the truth that man is free to make moral choices that have real and eternal consequences. This Christian approach to literature leads the student to a greater knowledge of the creation and to a greater reverence for the Creator. Grammar, spelling and vocabulary studies, emphasized throughout each year, are also key components of each student’s language development.

Math

Trinity Christian School High School mathematics program has been designed to offer students the opportunity to develop and maintain a high level of understanding of mathematical concepts and applications. Biblical principles are integrated into our curriculum to emphasize that God is a God of order and precision, and that He is unchangeable, dependable, and infinite.  The characteristics and nature of God are mirrored in mathematics at every level of instruction. Because we were created in His image, God has given us the wisdom to solve complex problems.  Based on these truths, our mathematics classes are designed to encourage students to have expectations of success at the highest attainable level based on their individual ability.  Each course is planned with a systemic flow from the introduction of concepts, to a layering of additional concepts and applications to, finally, higher levels of understanding and success.

Middle School Bible

As preparation for our high school Bible curriculum, our middle school Bible classes include a year of Bible doctrines and a year of Biblical worldview instruction. The doctrines class is taught in a question and answer format and is designed to give students an understanding of basic Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology, Angelology, Soteriology, and Bibliology. In response to the eighty “Prove It” questions asked of students, they respond with an answer and a memorized Scripture that “proves”, or supports, the doctrines being studied.

Our year of Biblical worldview studies in junior high is taught with Summit Ministries’ Lightbearers curriculum. Using text, video, and projects, students learn to apply their Christian faith to every discipline of life including theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, sociology, psychology, law, politics, economics and history.  Real world issues including abortion, moral relativism, homosexuality, naturalism and socialism are just a few of the topics addressed.

Secondary Bible

The primary goal of our Secondary Bible department is to graduate students who are prepared to live out a Christ honoring life from a biblical worldview perspective. With this in mind, we use a comprehensive program that includes biblical studies (teaching through books of the Bible verse by verse, such as the Gospel of John and Romans), worldview studies (belief systems such as Islam, Secular Humanism, Postmodernism, Marxism, New Age, as well as the Biblical Christian worldview), and apologetic studies (learning to defend the Christian faith). Our students’ faith in God and the Bible as His inspired Word will be challenged in college, the workplace, and in our culture. In preparation to meet this challenge, we examine the evidence for God’s existence and why we can be confident that the Bible is His inspired revelation to us. We learn to view every area of this world through the lens of Scripture in order to see what is really true, right, moral, and good. We answer the skeptics’ questions, take on the direct attacks of atheistic unbelief, and reveal the lies and false philosophies of this world. We learn what we believe, why we believe it, and why it is important. We trust God and His Word, surrender completely to the Lordship of Christ, and dedicate ourselves to following Him for life.

“For though we live in the body, we do not wage war in an unspiritual way, since the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments and every high-minded thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive to obey Christ.”  2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Social Studies

 History becomes an exciting subject when students view it through the lens of God’s sovereignty, and when they can see evidence of His hand on societies in an up close and personal way.  We strive for our students to think critically about historical events, making their own evaluations of causes and effects.   Discovering and analyzing the issues, people, forces and movements in past cultures and paralleling them with modern society encourages students to interact with their world in a more responsible manner.  As future voters, we want our students to approach current political and social issues as informed, Biblically motivated citizens, in order to precipitate change and inspire others in their sphere of influence to do the same.

Science

For the sciences in High School, we echo the words of the psalmist who declared: “The works of the Lord are great, studied by all who have pleasure in them.” (Psalm 111:2) As we realize the pleasures we have in what God has given and created, we have the responsibility to study, manage (Genesis2:15), and use His creation for our benefit (Genesis 1:28). Our studies in the physical and biological sciences help us to realize the breadth of God’s glory in all of His creation (Revelation 4:11), and that we can see His fingerprints on the smallest of subatomic particles to the largest of galaxies (Psalm 8:3). Our students will learn about His glory in His creation through rigorous, standards-based studies, engaging activities, and inquiry-based, hands-on laboratory activities. Our students who graduate from TCS will have participated in a science program that will put them a step ahead of others as they enter into collegiate classes. Furthermore, not only will they be advanced in their understanding of scientific concepts, but they will also be securely tethered to a biblical foundation of truth that will keep them from being tossed to and fro in ever-changing landscapes of worldly philosophies (Ephesians 4:14).

Art

As image bearers of God, man was created to create beauty for His glory. The objective of Art at TCS is to explore various art methods in order to reproduce the student’s personal expression of various subjects that are found in God’s creation – man’s world. Recognizing that we are all unique creations of the Creator, our goal is for students to discover their God-given gift of creativity and to develop that gift in a way that brings honor to Him. Students PreK-12th have access to art classes. The semester class begins with pencil drawing exercises, including sketching, perspective, shading and texture exercises, and moves to working with color using oil pastels, which is the precursor to painting on canvas with acrylic paints. Each student’s progress through the semester is exciting evidence of the discovery or development of their unique, creative abilities.

Music

 Similarly, we desire our students to worship God through music. The goal of our music instruction is to provide an opportunity for our students to discover their own musical gift and then to learn how to use that gift for God’s glory. PreK-5th grade students receive choral instruction at least twice a week. 6th grade students receive band instruction 5 days a week giving them opportunity to choose a preferred instrument and then learn to play. 7th-12th grade students take concert band as an elective.