Trinity Christian School To Expand Its Upper-grade Classes
Smaller class sizes allow for more intimate, cooperative environments, where students benefit from increased interaction with both their teachers and peers.
Trinity Christian School has decided to make these kinds of classrooms a priority by expanding its seventh grade into two smaller sections, beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.
Of the 355 students currently enrolled at TCS, 81 are in grades 7-12. Each of their classes holds no more than 18 students. The expansion will establish two grade 7 classes of 15 students — a change that will be implemented in the upper grades each successive year as the first cohort advances.
Children in preschool through grade 6 already have the two-section system, and staff said demand was high for the upper grades to switch over in order to accommodate all the younger ones moving up.
Founded in 1981 as a Christian preschool with 26 students, Trinity Christian expanded to become an elementary school in 1986, and added the secondary level in 2008. It now has a total of 355 students with 61 faculty and staff, and is one of only two Windward schools accredited by Hawaii Association of Independent Schools and
Western Association of Schools and Colleges. (Le Jardin Academy is the other.)
The school’s preschool-to-grade 3 campus is at 875 Auloa Road, while grades 4-12 are at 1110 Kailua Road, on the grounds of Kailua United Methodist Church.
For more information, call Ginger Moratin at 262-8501, ext. 102, or visit tcskailua.net.