Trinity Classical Academy

COLLEGE PREPARATION

  • One of the highest SAT average scores (1289) in the nation
  • Partner colleges offer assemblies, college tours, information seminars, and more to Trinity students.
  • Graduates have gone on to study at top colleges and universities including:
    Princeton University, Columbia University, Stanford University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Dartmouth University, Brown University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, University of Southern California, US Military Academy West Point, and the US Naval Academy Annapolis.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 99% of 2018 graduates received academic merit scholarships.
  • 10% of football players received athletic scholarships.
  • 7% of graduates received scholarships for art or music.
  • From 2012-2017, Trinity Classical Academy graduated 129 students who received over 638 college acceptances and $23.6M in academic merit awards

COLLEGE CREDIT

  • 12 AP and 24 Dual Enrollment courses
  • Trinity students graduate with an average of 29 college credits, saving nearly an entire year of college tuition and time.

EXCELLENT FACULTY AND CLASS SIZES

  • Excellent faculty: 4 hold Doctorates. 18 hold Master’s degrees.
  • 1:5 Faculty to student ratio
  • Average Class Size of 15

Trinity Classical Academy is a co-ed, college preparatory, independent liberal arts TK-12 school that teaches through the classical, Christian educational model. The school opened its doors in 2001 and has grown to a total enrollment of 560. The faculty to student ratio is 1:5, and the average class size is 15.

Their classical academic style, excellent faculty and enrichment opportunities, and desire to serve their local community makes Trinity Classical Academy a quality institution for any student looking to make the most of his or her educational goals.

MISSION STATEMENT

To offer a challenging education grounded in the Christian faith and the classical tradition to produce young men and women of virtue, wisdom, purpose, and courage

ACCREDITATION AND MEMBERSHIP

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS)

Trinity Classical Academy accepts international students grades 7-11.

Admissions Criteria

  • Demonstrate proficiency in speaking, writing and understanding English by scoring 60 or better on the TOEFL (or 4.0 on the iTEP SLATE) and participating in a phone interview with the Coordinator and willingness to travel to Trinity screenings and visit.
  • Demonstrate an exemplary academic grade point average (transcripts translated into English).
  • Demonstrate exemplary Christian character.
  • Be committed to Trinity Classical Academy’s Mission and belief statements.
  • Agree to reside with an English speaking parent or guardian.  (Note: Trinity Classical Academy will provide assistance finding host homes, but does not guarantee, nor is Trinity Classical Academy responsible for placing international students with American families.)
  • Trinity will consider international students in grade 7th-11th.

Application Process

  • Complete and submit an Application for Admission (with all required health/immunization records) and the required registration/application fees.
  • Complete and submit Student Questionnaire along with academic records (copies of standardized tests, past 2 years and reports cards, past 2 years).
  • Submit three personal references, one from each (Faculty, Administration and Pastoral).
  • Academic screening and family phone  interview (Skype) with Admissions Director, Mrs. Elizabeth Froemming and International Student Advisor, Mrs. Tammi Scimenes.

*Students at TCS are required to wear uniforms.

Trinity offers a classical education which provides a clear, threefold mission:

  1. To help students master a carefully selected core of knowledge
  2. To teach and use the tools of learning
  3. To exhort students to seek what is true, good and beautiful.

TCS’s approach to classical education is known as the Trivium which consists of three states:

  1. Grammar, the fundamental rules and core knowledge of each subject
  2. Logic, the ordered and logical relationship of particulars in each subject
  3. Rhetoric, how the grammar and logic of each subject may be clearly communicated with the Trivium as its framework.

Classical education is also characterized by rich exposure to the history, literature, and culture of Western Civilizations. Students are immersed in the “Great Books “reading fewer “textbooks” in favor of more original sources of Western Civilization. Latin in particular, is the core of academic studies.

AP COURSES

  1. Calculus AB
  2. Calculus BC
  3. Chemistry
  4. Computer Science
  5. English Language and Composition
  6. English Literature and Composition
  7. Environmental Science
  8. Greek
  9. Latin
  10. Literature
  11. Music Theory
  12. Spanish

DUAL ENROLLMENT (COLLEGE CREDIT) COURSES

  1. Western Political Philosophy
  2. Precalculus
  3. Intro to Calculus
  4. Statistics
  5. AP Latin
  6. Spanish III
  7. Intro to Greek
  8. AP Language and Composition
  9. British Literature Semester 1
  10. British Literature Semester 2
  11. Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab Semester 1
  12. Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab Semester 2
  13. AP Biology
  14. Math Theory
  15. AP Calculus AB
  16. AP Spanish
  17. Senior Thesis / Rhetoric II Semester 1
  18. Senior Thesis / Rhetoric II Semester 2
  19. AP Environmental Science
  20. U.S. History Semester 1
  21. U.S. History Semester 2
  22. Government
  23. Apologetics
  24. AP Literature and Composition

COLLEGE PREPARATION

  • One of the highest SAT average scores (1289) in the nation
  • Partner colleges offer assemblies, college tours, information seminars, and more to Trinity students.
  • Graduates have gone on to study at top colleges and universities including:
    Princeton University, Columbia University, Stanford University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Dartmouth University, Brown University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, University of Southern California, US Military Academy West Point, and the US Naval Academy Annapolis.
  • Trinity students graduate with an average of 29 college credits, saving nearly an entire year of college tuition and time.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 99% of 2018 graduates received academic merit scholarships.
  • 10% of football players received athletic scholarships.
  • 7% of graduates received scholarships for art or music.
  • From 2012-2017, Trinity Classical Academy graduated 129 students who received over 638 college acceptances and $23.6M in academic merit awards

EXCELLENT FACULTY AND CLASS SIZES

  • Excellent faculty: 4 hold Doctorates. 18 hold Master’s degrees.
  • 1:5 Faculty to student ratio
  • Average Class Size of 15

SPORTS

  1. Baseball
  2. Basketball
  3. Cheer
  4. Cross Country
  5. Football
  6. Golf
  7. Soccer
  8. Softball
  9. Swimming
  10. Track and Field
  11. Volleyball

ARTS

  • Acting/Drama
  • Theater
  • Band
  • Chimes
  • Drumline
  • Hand Bells
  • Orchestra
  • Jazz Band
  • Visual Arts
  • Painting
  • Film Media
  • Yearbook
  • Sculpture
  • Animation

CLUBS

  • Calligraphy
  • Chess Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Film Society
  • International Club
  • Math Club
  • National Honors Society
  • Mock Trial
  • Robotics
  • Science Olympiad
  • Young Americans for Freedom

Location

28310 Kelly Johnson Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355

School Details

Campus Size:11 Acres
Enrollment:560
AP/Honors Courses:12 AP / 24 Dual Enrollment
Sports Teams:11
Grades:K-12
School Type:Private, Co-ed

SAT / ACT Average Scores

SAT / ACT Composite:1289