BY THE NUMBERS
340 students from 240 families are currently enrolled
Teachers average 12 years of teaching experience
Class sizes are capped at 18 students per class
95% of graduated seniors have advanced to college
Trinity Christian School was founded in 1981 by Trinity Presbyterian Church with a vision for providing a quality Christian education for its community in Windward Oahu.
A group of families stepped forward in faith and enrolled 26 students that first year. As the school grew and took shape, Trinity quickly gained a reputation for its Christ-centered mission, high quality educational programs, dedicated teaching staff, and involved parent community—all features that have carried on to this day.
By 1990 the school had expanded to include classes from Preschool through 6th Grade. What began as a private home in Maunawili Valley transformed into a campus with an elementary building (1986), a new administration building with offices, library, computer lab, sanctuary (1998), and a remodeled preschool center (1999).
For the next 16 years Trinity thrived as a Preschool-6th Grade school. Families were blessed not only by the education of their children, but also by the participation in a community of friends and supporters. Students were known in the community for their God-honoring character and love for learning, and went on to succeed at the best secondary schools on the island. Waiting lists grew, and the opportunity to serve more families encouraged leaders to take another step of faith.
In consultation with Trinity Church and the Trinity School community, the School Board decided in 2007 to expand the program to include a secondary school. At the same time, they decided to embrace a classical method and philosophy of education to provide a holistic vision for the school, improve the quality of education throughout, and participate in a growing renewal of classical Christian education in America.
In the fall of 2008, the Secondary School opened with 7th and 8th Grades on a new campus. Elementary grades were split into two sections and limited to just 18 students per class. Teachers with classical convictions and experience migrated to Trinity, while others gained their classical training within the school. By June 2010, the school became a fully-accredited Preschool-12th Grade school by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). And, despite an economic depression in which other schools were closing, Trinity continued to expand, graduating its first senior class in May 2013.
Trinity Christian School has steadily grown from its original 26 students to the 340 students and 240 families it now serves today. Trinity students have earned a reputation around Kailua as they bear witness to the power of Christ in their lives and the life of the school. All the students in three graduating classes have advanced onto college. Like the preschoolers they once were, these graduates continue to love learning as they live their lives for the glory of God.