Vision


By the grace of God, our graduates will be disciples of Christ who love truth, goodness, and beauty; walk in God’s wisdom and virtue; and use their education to further Christ’s Kingdom.

We are a Christ-centered, classical school that collaborates with parents to educate students in the liberal arts tradition. We cultivate passion and depth in students through an imaginative, faithful, and intelligent exploration of God’s word and world.

We are accredited through the Classical Latin School Association.


Statement of Faith

The Board, faculty and staff, and families of Trinity Classical School must agree with the following Statement of Faith. This statement is the foundation of belief and practice for Trinity Classical School. To preserve the function and integrity of TCS as a distinctively Christian community, it is imperative that all board members, all persons employed in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, both parents from each family, and all students in grades 7-12 agree to and abide by this Statement. Further interpretation of the nuances of the statement of faith is given to the board of directors and the head of school as those interpreting the Holy Bible and its implications for the community of Trinity Classical School. Violation of the TCS Statement of Faith either in belief or practice by faculty and staff, parents, or students could result in disciplinary measures or dismissal from Trinity Classical School.

The Character of God
  • God is One, and God is Sovereign. (Deuteronomy 6:4, 2 Kings 19:15)
  • God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
  • By His own pleasure, God created, sustains, and rules all things. All creation exists for and attests to His glory. (Revelation 4:11)
The Condition of Man
  • Man is created in God's image. (Genesis 1:27)
  • However, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. The wages of that sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
The Cross of Christ
  • Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born of the Virgin Mary, led a sinless life, died on the cross for man's sins, rose again from the dead, ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead. (Luke 1:34-35, John 3:16, Mark 16:19, Philippians 2:9-11)
  • Men are saved by God's grace alone, through Faith alone, in Christ alone. (John 6:44, Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • Nevertheless, faith without works is dead. (James 2:17)
  • The Holy Spirit indwells the believer, convicting him of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and leading him into truth. (John 16:7-15, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
  • Both Christ and The Spirit also ever intercede for the believer before the Father. (John 17:20, Romans 8:26-34, Hebrews 7:24-25)
The Role of Scripture
  • The knowledge of God comes by way of His own revelation, and no other way. (Galatians 1:8-9)
  • God's Word is inspired, totally true, and trustworthy. It is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and training in righteousness, that God's people may be adequate and equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16)

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Trinity Classical School of Houston
7941 Katy Freeway, #110
Houston, TX 77024

Email:
info@tcshouston.org

Phone:
281-656-1880

Mailing List:
Please use this link to sign-up for our mailing list to receive our monthly newsletter and updated information related to admissions.

Locations

Heights Lower Campus (PK-4th Grade):
Baptist Temple
230 W. 20th St, 77008

Memorial Lower Campus (PK-4th Grade):
Bethel Church
825 Bering, 77057

Memorial Middle Campus (5th-8th Grade):
Chinese Baptist Church
900 Brogden, 77024

Memorial Upper Campus (9th-12th Grade):
Houston’s First Baptist Church
7401 Katy Fwy, 77024

Admissions

Admissions for Fall of 2019

Admissions Process:

Completion of the following items is required for your family to move forward in the application process:

  1. 01

    Attend an Informational Meeting.

  2. 02

    Pay the $150 application fee (1 per family).

  3. 03

    Complete a family application (1 per family).

  4. 04

    Complete student applications (1 for each student applying). There will be an option on the student application to choose your desired TCS campus.

  5. 05

    Complete a student assessment (1 for each student applying).

Application processing takes a minimum of 2 weeks and can take as much as 4 weeks depending on the season. Once your application is processed, we will notify you as to whether or not we plan to move forward with an interview. We will not process incomplete applications. If you have already attended an Informational Meeting, you should have received a follow-up email with the application links, if you do not have those links please contact admissions@tcshouston.org to request the applications.

Applying for School Years Beyond Fall 2019:
We start accepting applications the October before the upcoming school year. For Fall 2020 we will start accepting applications in October of 2019. We will release the exact date in our newsletter. No applications will be accepted before that date. All applications received in October will be considered in one group. Offers to interview are sent out in late November.


Informational Meeting

Informational Meetings are offered monthly from October through June. Meetings are held at the Memorial Lower Campus (825 Bering), but include all information for all TCS campuses. Attending an Informational Meeting is the first required step in the TCS Admissions process.

Info Meeting RSVP

  • Learn about Collaborative-style education (two on-campus days per week).
  • Learn about the Classical approach, content, teaching methods, and curriculum.
  • View the textbooks and assigned reading for each grade level.
  • Ask questions about curriculum, tuition policies, admissions, home days, or anything else.
  • Meet the school's leadership, including the Academic Directors, Admissions Director, and Head of School.

School Tour

Attending a tour is optional, but it provides the opportunity to see the all-school morning assembly and visit classrooms with teaching in progress. We offer public  tours of the Heights Lower (PK-4th), the Memorial Lower Campus (PK-4th), and the Memorial Middle Campus (5th-8th). Tours of the Memorial Upper Campus (9th-12th) are by appointment only. To schedule a tour email the Admissions Office (admissions@tcshouston.org).

Dates and times vary by campus and are available on the RSVP page.

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"We believe that education is about more than standardized achievement... We believe it’s about cultivating passion and depth in human souls."

Academics


Trinity Classical School is committed to classical education. We believe that we have a great heritage in the educational tradition of the West, extending back to the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. As we trace this heritage, in its best moments, education has been a commitment to the cultivation of wisdom and virtue in young hearts and minds. Education has been a means of grappling with the highest truths, coming to terms with the natural order of our universe, and discovering what it means to be human. In order to pursue these great ends, educators have used the seven liberal arts (grammar/Latin, logic, rhetoric, music, arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy) as a means. In essence rigorous, liberal arts-oriented study has historically been the core make up of a classical education. Most of the men and women we admire and whose life and work have made the greatest impact on western civilization were educated in this manner.

Unfortunately, this great tradition has been abandoned in the modern era. It has been replaced in the last century with a progressive philosophy of education. The ends of wisdom and virtue no longer reign supreme because there is no cultural agreement as to what a wise and virtuous life is. At best, test-taking skills, college prep, and vocational training are ultimate ends in the progressive model. This has made for a much more mechanical and systematic approach to education that cares little about what it means to be human and much about what it means to be an effective worker in the current system of American culture. At TCS, we certainly want our students to be well-equipped for the modern workforce, but this is not our ultimate end.

TCS takes a classical and Christ-centered approach to education because we care about worship. We want our students to understand that we study, experiment, think, discuss, write, debate, and create because we believe this is what it means to be created in the image of God. We study math, not ultimately to become an engineer, but because understanding math helps us understand God. Classical education is an act of worship at TCS.


Enrichment


TCS Fine Arts

Choir
The study and appreciation of music is foundational to a robust classical education and is therefore a part of our Classical Core curriculum for every grade.

Fine Arts Primer
Pre-K and Kinder students may enroll in this elective that offers:

  • Visual arts: learning about famous artists and emulating their work
  • Musical arts: learning about Beethoven, Handel, their compositions, and the sections of the orchestra
  • Dramatic arts including a short play

Eloquium (from the Latin word for Eloquence)
The Eloquium is our elective school of fine arts for grades 1-12. Grammar School students take theater for one semester and visual arts for one semester. The Grammar School Eloquium sequence culminates in 4th grade with a children’s Shakespeare production and Lego Architecture. In Logic and Rhetoric School students can choose from a selection of classes, including theater, drawing, a study on great figures such as C.S. Lewis and Chesterton and creative writing.


TCS Athletics

  • Physical Education instruction and activities are included as part of the on-campus curriculum for grades Pre-K-4th.
  • Cross Country is offered as a sports team elective for 5th grade and up.
  • Other sports: TCS families also participate in a variety of competitive sports through local sports associations, leagues, and instructors. TCS families have participated in tennis, soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics, swimming, martial arts, basketball, baseball, ice skating, flag football, and golf.

TCS House System

The House System is a time-honored tradition that is growing in American private schools and is already used with great success in British schools. At TCS, each student is assigned to a House beginning in 7th grade. Though the houses are not actual buildings, they provide structure and community for our students, as well as accountability, a healthy sense of competition, and leadership opportunities.


TCS Co-Curricular Activities

TCS students participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities off-campus that are planned and coordinated by families. These include Chess Club, Mandarin Chinese, group and individualized tutoring, American Heritage Girls, community ministry events, ballet and dance, music lessons, and many individual and team sports opportunities.


Financial


Tuition

Application Fee:
$150 one time upon applying

Enrollment Fee:
$500 per year, per family

Classical Core:
$2018 per student, per semester

Elective:
$316 per student, per semester


Scholarships

Need-Based Scholarships:

  • The scholarship award per student is 25% of tuition. This scholarship applies to all students from your family.
  • Scholarships are awarded each year based on family need, as determined by a Confidential Financial Analysis which is conducted by Confidential Financial Services (CFS) of  Littleton, CO. You will be responsible for the $35 fee this company collects to cover the cost of processing the form.
  • Scholarship awards are made on an annual basis. You will need to re-apply for the scholarship each year so that your eligibility can be re-confirmed.
  • The deadline for having a scholarship application and all supporting materials submitted to CFS is January 15.  If you are unable to meet the January 15 deadline, the deadline for Spring semester scholarships is August 15. However, scholarship funds are awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. Applications submitted for the spring semester will be dependent on the funds available.
  • The scholarship applies to tuition for all courses and electives, but the scholarship does not apply to fees, books, uniforms, or other costs.

How to Apply:

  1. 01

    Visit www.cfslogin.com.

  2. 02

    Click the drop-down menu next to "What would you like to do today?"

    If you are first-time applicant, choose "Create a new account"

    If you are renewing a current scholarship, choose "Log-in with previous year's credentials".

  1. 03

    Enter your user name and password (plus other info if this is your first application).

  2. 04

    Click "Apply for Tuition Assistance" in the left menu.

  3. 05

    When prompted, enter the TCS school number which is 61880.

  4. 06

    Pay the $35 processing fee.

  5. 07

    Respond to any emails from CFS, if applicable.

  6. 08

    Wait for confirmation of your scholarship from TCS after CFS processes your application.

Ministerial Scholarships

TCS offers scholarships to the families of full-time ministers who serve at a local church.

  • The scholarship per student is 25% of tuition. This scholarship applies to all students from your family.
  • The scholarship applies to tuition for all courses and electives, but the scholarship does not apply to fees, books, uniforms, or other costs.
  • This scholarship is renewable annually by completing a brief form to verify that the full-time ministerial position is still held.

Giving

Trinity Classical School of Houston, Inc. is a Texas non-profit corporation and has received 501(c)3 status from the IRS. Donations are tax deductible. After making your gift, you should receive a letter of confirmation from the school within one month.

Giving Online
Gifts may be made with our secure Financial Gift Form. If you wish to make a tax-deductible, charitable contribution, please use this form.

Giving By Check
A check may be dropped off in the TCS accounting office (Memorial Lower Campus) or mailed to the school's mailing address. Please indicate “Gift” on the memo line.

Mailing address:
Trinity Classical School of Houston
7941 Katy Freeway, #110
Houston, TX 77024

Giving in Other Ways
If you wish to make an in-kind donation of a product or service or give stocks or securities through your broker, please contact accounting@tcshouston.org.


Employment


TCS is steadily hiring in all areas due to the growth of the school. Specific needs will be posted here from time to time, but some of our regular needs are as follows:

  • Primer and Grammar School Teacher (PreK-4th)
  • Logic School Teacher (5th-8th)
  • Rhetoric School Teacher (9th-12th)
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Permanent Substitute
  • Office Admin

Most positions are part-time roles designed around our 2-day/week schedule (Mon/Wed). Teaching positions require a Bachelor's degree. All employees must agree to and support the school's Statement of Faith and have a strong commitment to Christian education and the Classical Model of education.

If you are interested in a position at TCS, please submit a resume to begin the process.

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