Curriculum Philosophy

The word curriculum refers to a course of study, either what is studied in an individual course or what is studied over one’s entire school career. The curriculum of any given school includes both subject matter as well as instruction and instructional resources. At Trinity Presbyterian School, our curriculum focuses on two complementary goals: providing the highest quality college preparatory education and framing that education within a Biblical world and life view. Each year, as a student progresses from one grade to the next, the curriculum builds on itself, becoming progressively more challenging and reflecting the richness of the world around us. We work diligently on creating a seamless transition from one grade level to the next with the purpose of equipping our young people with the ability to engage with the wider world beyond them as they move on to college and their chosen career.

College Preparatory Education
The world is undergoing change at an unprecedented rate due in large part to both technological improvements and increasing globalization. Preparing students for college and career has never been more important or more challenging. Since we assume that our students will go on to 4-year colleges, our graduation requirements reflect current college admission criteria. A range of course offerings from standard college preparatory courses to Advanced Placement courses prepare all our students for the college of their choice. An emphasis on reading comprehension, critical analysis, effective oral and written communication, and problem solving provide the necessary skills needed for our students to thrive in a college setting and in the work force. We diligently study the latest trends in higher education and make necessary changes to our curriculum as needed while still maintaining our core beliefs.

Biblical World and Life View
Christian education has a long and noble lineage both in Europe and the United States. Christian educators emphasize being able to read and think for oneself from a Biblical world and life view so that one can interact intelligently with both the Christian and non-Christian world. In an increasingly secular world, Trinity believes it is important to equip students with the necessary intellectual tools to engage with the world around them, understand others’ points of view, and defend their own. In order to do this well, students receive a broad liberal arts education at Trinity that focuses on mind, body, and spirit.