Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:8

For Christians from any denomination or tradition, the story of God’s work in the world is the most important story of all. In the account of the creation and fall, Scripture reveals to us who God is, who we are as beings made in his image, and why our relationships in the world are broken. The story of God’s faithfulness in keeping his covenant with Israel and the House of David shows his commitment to his people. Finally, the Gospels and other New Testament writings provide a powerful witness to God’s ultimate resolution–the incarnation, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the establishment of his church in the world.

Trinity School values Christian unity and enrolls students from a wide variety of denominations and traditions. At the same time, we recognize that the distinctives of our religious traditions are important. We operate according the following principle: “What we hold in common as Christians, we teach in common. What we do not hold in common, we teach separately.”

Because Christians hold the Scriptures in common, all students participate in four-year study of Scripture. The program is designed to expose students to the foundational study of the Scriptures and to answer the questions, “What would this message have sounded like to its original audience?” “What questions would they have had in their minds that are being addressed here?” and “What do these books tell us about the character of God?”

But it is also important for your child to understand the distinctive doctrines and practices of his or her own tradition. In ninth grade parents can choose whether their child takes Roman Catholic Doctrine (a study of church doctrine through the Catechism of the Catholic Church), Protestant Doctrine (an analysis of the development of doctrine through church history), or Eastern Orthodox Doctrine (a study of the tradition through liturgy).

Finally, we believe God is still at work in the world and in his people. In their senior year, students participate in a one-semester colloquium designed to engage some of the most challenging questions of the role of the church in the modern world.

In all of our Scripture and doctrine courses, we hope to instill in our students a deep understanding and inspire in them a love of God and a passion for his work in the world.