Award Year: 2015

Trinity Lutheran School

6812 River Road
Newport News, VA, 23607-1848

(757) 245-2576

Mr. Kevin Goetz, Principal at time of Nomination

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The mission of Trinity Lutheran School is to provide a challenging, internationally focused education within a Christian environment that nurtures the development of the whole child.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 15%
  • White: 80%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
Trinity combines a value-based education with 21st century technology

Trinity combines a value-based education with 21st century technology

Overlooking the James River in the Huntington Heights Historic District of Newport News, Virginia, Trinity Lutheran School (TLS) is a socially, economically, and racially diverse co-educational day school serving 170 students ages three through grade 8. Rich with tradition, the school was founded on February 1, 1960. The school has grown from its traditional roots to an innovative environment that pioneers academic excellence. Despite the economic recession, Trinity Lutheran School has stayed on the cutting edge and has continued to reinvent itself over time to meet the needs of an ever changing world.

The student body is comprised of students from Hampton Roads. Enveloped in a nurturing Christian environment, TLS students develop a compassionate world view whereby they see themselves as empowered and responsible for making a difference in the world. Commitments to lifelong learning, to scholarship, to peace and justice, to spiritual growth, and to moral judgment create impenetrable “foundations for life” at Trinity Lutheran School.

Accredited by AdvancED, Trinity Lutheran School currently is the only private school in Hampton Roads bearing the distinction of being an authorized International Baccalaureate World School. Trinity strives to develop internationally minded people through teaching and modeling the “Learner Profile.” Students are taught why they should know something, and how it connects to other subjects and the real world. This is achieved through high quality instruction, complementary initiatives, and themed units of study. A Trinity education means a well-rounded, state-of-the-art learning experience that prepares young people to become the world leaders for tomorrow’s world.