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Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives. 

At Trinity Christian School, education is about more than being successful: our students are learning a deeper vocation that goes beyond getting a job. Trinity is a fully accredited, classical Christian school in Kailua, Hawai‘i, serving Preschool–12th Grade, while preparing students for college and for living a Christ-centered life.

Preschool-3rd Grade is taught at 875 Auloa Road, Trinity’s Mauka campus, while 4th-12th Grade is served at 1110 Kailua Road, Trinity’s Makai campus. Utilizing the classical method, which is rooted in the liberal arts tradition that has been present in Hawai‘i since the 18th century, Trinity teachers and staff prepare students to be lifelong learners, thinkers, and doers.

But what exactly is a classical education? Simply, the classical method educates students in a way that matches how children and young adults learn naturally. The classical method categorizes Preschool–Secondary education into three stages: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. At the Grammar stage, or Preschool–6th Grade, students have the ability to absorb vast amounts of information, and the classical method taps into that quality to develop a basic foundation of knowledge.

The Logic stage, 7th and 8th Grade, teaches students to build on that knowledge by learning logical thinking, critical reading and writing skills, and the ability to ask thoughtful questions. Finally the Rhetoric stage, 9th–12th Grade, teaches them to take their knowledge base and logical thinking and use it to form their own arguments and persuasion techniques. To learn more about classical education, click here.

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Academics

Our Preschool classes offer a holistic program that nurtures our students spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically, ultimately preparing them to start the Grammar stage of instruction. With small classes that allow our teachers to give each student individualized attention, we provide our students with language arts, math, and science activities, as well as specialist classes including art, music, Hawaiian language, physical education, and swimming.

Our Kindergarten-6th Grade classes reflect the Grammar stage by providing our students with an education that builds up their foundational knowledge and increases their capacity for memorization, while also providing them with opportunities to explore the world around them. In addition to their academics, students learn art, music, physical education, and swimming each week, and are taken on a wide variety of excursions throughout the year, including museums, plays, and symphonies. In particular, our 5th Graders go on a 3-day trip to the Big Island and our 6th Graders stay overnight on the USS Missouri.

At the secondary school level, students experience the Logic and Rhetoric stages through a variety of humanities, language, math, and science courses that challenge them to not only learn the material, but build upon it, and by their senior year, present and defend a 20-minute senior thesis to a panel of judges. Academics are supplemented by electives, including Art, Music, Speech & Debate, Drama, Yearbook, and Leadership. Finally, as a capstone to their classical learning, our seniors travel to Europe for a two-week study tour (expenses covered by tuition), including England, France, Italy, and Greece.

We are confident that seniors who graduate from Trinity are thoughtful, well-spoken individuals who exhibit the grace of God in everything they do. Since expanding to a secondary school in 2008, Trinity graduates have gone on to pursue not only bachelor’s and master’s degrees but also volunteer for mission trips, travel abroad, and receive numerous scholarships and recognitions. At Trinity, our goal is to provide students with everything they need to live a life that is dedicated to serving others, God, and their communities.

August 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
4th-12th Basketball Open Court
August 1, 2018 |09:00 AM - 11:00 AM -

Makai Sports Court Open to TCS students in 4th-12th grades Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday No fee

7th-12th Volleyball Practice Begins
August 1, 2018 |03:30 PM - 05:00 PM -

Makai Sports Court

4th-12th Basketball Open Court
August 2, 2018 |09:00 AM - 11:00 AM -

Makai Sports Court Open to TCS students in 4th-12th grades Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday No fee

Used Uniform Sale
August 4, 2018 |08:00 AM - 10:00 AM -

Gently used uniforms for sale, nothing over $5.00. Cash and check accepted. NO EARLY BIRDS. Sale will be set up in the Mauka Campus Preschool Cafeteria.

New Parent & Preschool Parent Orientation
August 6, 2018 |06:00 PM - 07:30 PM -

Mauka Sanctuary

PS-1st Parent Conferences
August 10, 2018

Conferences are scheduled in advance.

2nd-7th & 8th-12th (new student) Supply Drop off
August 10, 2018 |08:30 AM - 10:00 AM -

Teachers will be available on both campuses. Come meet the teacher and drop off school supplies. 7th grade and new students 8th-12th you can also get your locker assignment and schedule. 8:30-...

PS-1st Parent Conferences
August 13, 2018

Conferences are scheduled in advance.

7th-12th Lions Camp
August 15, 2018

Additional information will be sent by email in August. 7th grade will attend for 1 night. 8th-12th will attend for 2 nights. 7th grade students will be released at 11:30am on 8/16 and 8/17. ...

7th-12th Lions Camp
August 16, 2018

Additional information will be sent by email in August. 7th grade will attend for 1 night. 8th-12th will attend for 2 nights. 7th grade students will be released at 11:30am on 8/16 and 8/17. ...

7th-12th Lions Camp
August 17, 2018

Additional information will be sent by email in August. 7th grade will attend for 1 night. 8th-12th will attend for 2 nights. 7th grade students will be released at 11:30am on 8/16 and 8/17. ...

4th-6th Parent Night
August 20, 2018 |07:00 PM - 08:30 PM -

Makai Campus, Holman Hall Additional communication will be emailed and available in the Tabula.

K-3rd Parent Night
August 22, 2018 |07:00 PM - 08:30 PM -

Mauka Campus, Sanctuary Additional communication will be emailed and available in the Tabula.

7th-12th Parent Night
August 27, 2018 |07:00 PM - 08:30 PM -

Makai Campus, Holman Hall Additional communication will be emailed and available in the Tabula.


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