Philosophy and Structure

Trinity Prep provides families with a Christ-centered educational alternative
that is a true collaboration between home and school.

Who Are We and How Does it Work?

As a College-Style School®, Trinity Prep is a private, classical, Christian K-12 school designed to complement the student’s at-home studies.  Students attend one of our two-day Core Programs, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.  Fridays are reserved for additional enrichment and various elective courses.  On the remaining weekdays, students study at home with their parents or independently in our Learning Lab (grades 6-12).  Students schedule at-home days and times to read, research, work, write, and otherwise prepare for classes and meet their educational goals, allowing for flexibility to accommodate the family’s schedule and individual needs.

Our teachers encourage students to become independent scholars through instruction, group interaction, guided discussions, and individual/group projects that extend and enrich the course content.  Parents provide the home structure and any supervision the student needs to complete their assignments.  Teachers commit to help guide, support, and communicate with parents regularly, while providing a window into class activities as well as their student’s participation.

All courses meet state or national standards.  All courses, content, curricula, and efforts are anchored by our Christian worldview, and are intended to honor and glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The two-day Core Program offers classes in the four core subjects:

  • Science
  • History and Geography
  • Literature and Language Arts
  • Math

Additional enrichment, as well as elective courses, are provided in our Core Plus Program.  High school classes are college-preparatory and offer a dual credit option.

Trinity Prep is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in the State of Texas.

What Sets Us Apart

Trinity Prep is the founding school for the Association of College-Style Schools®.  A College-Style School® (CSS) fulfills the mission described above in several ways that are distinct from other part-time schools with a similar schedule.

Diverse Student Body.  We believe a classical, Christian educational partnership should be available to any and all families who will commit to it.  As such, we do not pre-select our student population via intake testing.  We do conduct Initial Assessments to provide additional information for teachers, and if a student has learning differences, we have an Education Specialist to partner with families.

No Mandatory Sports Program.   We invest our resources solely in our mission of offering excellent, college-preparatory, engaging academic programs for our K-12 students, and this type of program would require time, money, and staff that could be devoted elsewhere. (Excellent area sports programs are available – ask us if you need assistance finding one!)

Collaborative Environment.   We recognize parental authority in the child’s life and, upon request, can make exceptions and modifications according to life circumstances and absences. Though permitted, these will be carefully and thoughtfully managed in collaboration with the teacher.

Subject-Specific Teachers in Upper Levels.  Unlike programs which require one adult mentor to act as a resource in all subjects for high school students, a CSS provides students with teachers who are devoted to one core subject area.  This allows our teachers to specialize in the core area for which they have in-depth passion and knowledge.

2018-19 School Calendar and Class Schedule

View or print our 2018-19 School Calendar

NOTES:

  • Our school year is 35 weeks, from the third week of August to the third week of May.  We have a one-week Thanksgiving Break, a three-week Christmas Break, and a one-week Spring Break.
  • Our school day is 8:45am to 3:15pm (3pm for Grammar School).  Our day begins with Morning Chapel.

NOTES:

  • A student in middle or high school is considered full-time if s/he is enrolled in either four core courses, or three and one Study Hall.  While we do permit enrollment in two or three courses only, full-time students receive priority in enrollment.  If a class has openings, part-time students may enroll.  If a class is full, a waiting list is created. If six students are on the waiting list, a second section for that class is offered if space permits.
  • Students may also enroll in classes from different grade levels, if the schedule is feasible, the class has room, and the course content is appropriate for the student’s abilities.
  • Part-time students may not stay on campus during a class period in which they are not enrolled in a class.