Award Year: 2019

Trinity Christian School

11204 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA, 22030-5405

(703) 273-8787

Dr. David Vanderpoel, Principal at time of Nomination

Trinity Christian School District

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Trinity Christian School exists to educate students to the glory of God by pursuing excellence for mind and heart. By God's grace, through his word and Spirit, Trinity seeks to transform students by the renewing of their minds after the image of him who created them. We desire to bring into conscious subjection to God what has been redeemed in and through Christ. The mission of the school is accomplished through the pursuit of three fundamental principles: Truth, Character, and Service.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 66%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 14%
  • Two or more races: 12%
A K-12 Independent Christian School serving Northern Virginia

A K-12 Independent Christian School serving Northern Virginia

Trinity Christian School thinks outside the box when it comes to making quality Christ-centered schooling accessible to as many children as possible. It is why TCS embraces a Variable Tuition model, allocating over a million dollars to help families cover the cost of private education. It is how the school came to offer 30 Advanced Placement and Honors courses alongside unique electives such as Constitutional Law and Ethics in Contemporary Culture. It is why Trinity has a well-staffed and well-equipped Learning and Institutional Resource Center which offers scaffolded intervention programs designed to shrink achievement gaps. Here, certified counseling and nursing personnel work alongside executive function and ESOL coaches as well as educational therapists to develop each student, uniquely made in the image of God. Here, families willingly drive several hours daily to provide their children with an education that is marked by rich partnership and understanding of individuals.

The school goal is to equip students to walk humbly with God in their minds, love mercy in their hearts, and act justly in their lives. Therefore, Trinity pursues academic rigor, spiritual vitality, and life together in a community committed to the historic Christian faith. Trinity's commitment to small student-to-teacher ratios, to sensible use of technology alongside traditional textbooks, and to robust instructional support, has resulted in graduates who continue to outperform state and national norms. We cultivate truth, courage, and service, and in doing so find that being Christ-centered and academically excellent are natural extensions one of another.