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Trinity Lutheran Christian School is about Excellence.

We value personalized attention, hard work and a commitment to be the very best that a student can be.  This is why students at Trinity Lutheran Christian School receive opportunities to grow in academics, character, leadership, service, the arts, athletics, and their Christian faith.  We believe in Holistic Education – Educating the whole child…mind…body…spirit.

Trinity Lutheran Christian School is about Experience

The staff of Trinity Lutheran Christian School is comprised of veteran teachers with college degrees, many with advanced degrees and all with advance studies.  The average teaching experience is 18 years; and the average of 9 years at TLCS.

Trinity Lutheran Christian School is about Everyone

We believe that we can be no more than the sum of our parts.  We value the partnership of the parents, students and teachers.  Together, we’re committed to meeting the individual needs of every student.

Trinity Lutheran Christian School is about worship and about Life in Jesus Christ.

We believe in seeking God’s wisdom and guidance through the study of the Bible, through worship, and through prayer.  We believe in modeling our faith in Jesus Christ for everyone to see, by acting with integrity at school and in our personal lives, and by holding one another accountable with words of truth, grace, forgiveness, and encouragement.

See for yourself what Trinity Lutheran Christian School is about

We welcome you to visit our campus and see for yourself.  To schedule a Free Educational Success Consultation, simply call our office at 410-679-4000 ext. 185.

Why Choose A Christian Education?             The Compelling Case for Christian Education

Questions People Ask.

Why Choose Trinity Lutheran Christian School?
Judge us by our graduates.  Established in 1960 with one Kindergarten class of 13 students and expanding through the years into a Pre-School (Ages 2-4) and School Kindergarten – Grade 8. Trinity Lutheran Christian School’s graduates are proof that we provide excellent, achieving Christian academics including fine arts and sports along with an extra-curricular program.  All of our teachers are degreed and committed Christians and average 9 years of experience with Trinity.

Trinity Lutheran Christian School includes a full-time Nurse, a Professional Counselor, a Learning Resource Teacher, and Resource Teachers for Art, Technology, Media, Physical Education, Drama and Music to augment the needs of the students and their families in our care.

The Trinity Lutheran Christian School graduates are normally accepted into their first choice of both private and public schools such as:

John Carroll Aberdeen Science & Math Academy
Catholic High Edgewood Global Studies/Interntl. Baccalaureate
Mercy Harford Tech
Notre Dame Prep West Nottingham
Concordia Academy North Harford Natural Resources
Boys Latin North Harford Agriculture Science Program
St. Paul’s Carver High School (Arts)
Calvert Hall Catholic High
Bryn Mawr
Institute of Notre Dame

What does a Trinity Lutheran Christian School graduate look like?
Studying to be a doctor, neuroscientist
Business Owner
Editor of Magazine
Engineers (Electrical & Mechanical)
Social Worker
Video Editor
Hair Stylist
International Trade Specialist
Sous Chef
Pharmacy Tech
Lab Technologist
Helicopter Pilot
IT Administrator
College Debate Champion

Trinity Lutheran Christian School’s graduates are proof that our culture, curriculum, and teachers nurture students to spiritual maturity and prepare them for success in high school and all of life. 

Our Statement of Faith

The foundation of the Trinity Lutheran Christian School System is based upon God’s revelation of Himself through His Son, Jesus the Christ, as recorded in the Holy Bible by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Therefore, we believe and teach:

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21).
  2. We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:30, 37, and 38).
  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the father, and in His personal return in power and glory (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 4:15; 7:25; 9:12; John 2:11; 11:25; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16).
  4. We believe that man is sinful by nature and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential and an absolute necessity for his salvation (Romans 3:19-23; John 3:16-19; John 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5-6)
  5. We believe in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life (Ephesians 4:30; 5:18; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20).
  6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. They who are saved to eternal life and they who are lost to eternal condemnation (John 5:28-29).
  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).
  8. We believe in the creation of man by the direct act of God (Genesis 1:26-28; 5:1-2). 

Faith Based Education
The Trinity Lutheran Christian School was established by the Trinity Lutheran Congregation in 1960 with the purpose of evangelizing the youth of the church and the community and to provide the best in academic and religious education.  The philosophy of Christian Education in TLCS is to nurture individuals in Christian growth and to guide them in their personal response to Jesus Christ.  We believe that the Christian school program offers one of the opportunities for achieving the goal of Christian Education.  The experiences of each child’s school day are under the guidance of degreed and committed Christian teachers, who begin each day with the Lord’s Prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Pledge to the Christian Flag.  The specific purpose of the religious aspect of our school program at Trinity is to show that religion is in every area of life.  We believe religion is not only identified with all life, but religion is, in fact, the underlying factor of all life.

The heart of the mission of Trinity Lutheran Christian School is to educate the whole child from a curriculum rooted in God-centered view of life, always recognizing that each possesses unique intelligence, talents and affinities.  Our students thrive in a setting that fosters a strong sense of themselves as learners along with a deep respect for others and their differences.  We are dependent upon the Bible for providing the viewpoint for interpreting any subject or school activity.  We welcome students from all socioeconomic, religious, ethnic and educational backgrounds.

The Trinity Lutheran Christian School Mission Statement
Trinity is dedicated to the teaching and witnessing to the Christian faith, morals and values as taught by Jesus the Christ, God’s only Son and Savior for the world.  These values are confirmed in the School and Early Learning Center Mission Statement restated in 2009:

Mission Statement:
Trinity Lutheran Christian School and Early Learning Center Seek to Glorify God by:

  • Providing the Best Academic Education
  • Presenting Lessons in the Framework of Biblical Truth
  • Preparing Students to Fulfill God’s Purpose for Their Lives


Christian School
Trinity Lutheran Christian School is a Christian School.  Our philosophy is to nurture individuals in Christian growth and to guide them in their personal response to Jesus Christ in every area of their life.  Our families come from a wide range of different churches in the Joppa, Edgewood, Abingdon, Belcamp, Aberdeen, Bel Air, Fallston, White Marsh and adjacent areas in Harford and Baltimore Counties.  We believe we are in partnership with our families to complement and continue the training begun in the Christian home.

We also admit children from Non-Christian families, recognizing the mission of the church to reach others with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We believe the opportunities to share salvation is greater than the challenges that can arise due to social and religious differences.  Further, we believe these challenges present teaching moments for all of our students to learn how to share and defend their faith in a safe learning environment.  It is essential for all our families to understand we are a Christian School with Jesus Christ as the central focus of all we do and that our Christian focus will impact both students and their families.

Education from a Biblical Worldview
The Trinity Lutheran Christian School provides families with a viable educational option to the Atheistic philosophy of education with no God, no Bible, no prayer and no individualistic ethical code.  A Biblical worldview is intentionally integrated into our curriculum and into the student’s day.  This includes core and special subjects.  The Scriptures are presented as the basis for all aspects of life.  The Bible is used daily in our classrooms; students participate in Chapel, prayer, devotions and Bible Study.

Solid Core Curriculum
Our annual Terra Nova test scores reveal that Trinity Lutheran Christian students score well above the national average, normally 2 to 3 grades above their present grade level.  Our graduates are well prepared to enter high school and find success in accelerated classes.

Trinity Lutheran Christian School uses the proven traditional methods blended with widely accepted 21st Century methods which personally teach 21st century students in the ways they learn best for Grades K-8 that includes:

  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Math – IXL
  • Accelerated Science
  • Varied subject periods and times
  • Collaborative learning
  • Hands-on Science – Science Lab
  • Classic and Modern Literature
  • Phonics and D’Nealian Handwriting
  • Emphasis on solid and effective writing
  • Grammar and Spelling
  • Religion and Worship
  • CHAMPS Classroom Management – Conversation, Help, Movement, Participation, Success
  • Science Fairs – Grades 4-8
  • Super “3” and Big “6” Programs

Cutting Edge Technology

Trinity Lutheran Christian School is committed to providing the most current academic opportunities for students.  We provide technology that supports all subjects from Age 2 through Grade 8.  Students are provided individual iPads, Tablets, Laptops and Computers.  Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and computer.  Students experience weekly instruction in our Computer Lab.  We offer a S.T.E.M. program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Excellence in 21st Century Education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program.  The individual use of iPads, Tablets, computers and Laptops, is a way to empower students to learn at their full potential and to prepare them for the real world of college and the workplace.  They encourage students to solve problems and think critically by stimulating analytical thinking.  Learning results from the continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents and the extended community.  Technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher.  To the contrary, it transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning.

Our Laptop Program includes participation in the FBI Cyber Safety Program.  Each Laptop has K9 Web Protection.  The entire school facility features safeguarded Wi-Fi access.

Fine Arts, Spanish, Physical Education, Media, and Athletics

Trinity Lutheran Christian School engages students in achieving academics but also the fine arts, foreign language, Media (library), physical education and extracurricular activities that encourage the growth and nurturing of all forms of gifts and talents.  All resource teachers of TLCS are specialists in their subject area:

  • Spanish, Chinese
  • Art
  • Technology – Computer Lab
  • Science – Complete Science Lab
  • Physical Education
  • Music (Band weekly lesson included in Tuition – Grades 4-8, Choir, Recorders, Handbells, Chimes, Drumming, Movie Appreciation, Liturgical Dance)
  • Media (Library)
  • Drama

Boys and girls soccer teams compete in the fall, boys and girls Basketball teams in the winter, track and field in the spring.

Field Trips and Retreats
Field Trips and Retreats provide real-life experiences to textbook knowledge for all grades.  Some examples of our field trips:

  • Kindergarten Touring Community Services and Special business in Bel Air
  • Grade 1 Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
  • Grade 2 Stepping Stone Museum
  • Grade 3 Irvine Nature Center
  • Grade 4 Corn Maze, Annapolis
  • Grade 5 Corn Maze
  • Grade 6 Black Rock Retreat, Leadership Workshop
  • Grade 7 Black Rock Retreat, Leadership Workshop
  • Grade 8 Black Rock Retreat, Williamsburg 3 day annual retreat, World Day of Prayer, Leadership Workshops

Special Assemblies and Programs
Each year we plan several various assemblies and special programs in-house for the students to enjoy.  They may include Science assemblies, authors, singing groups, and special presentations like “Circus for Kids” and Chinese Acrobats.  We like to change it up every year to expose the students to many different kinds of experiences.

Godly, Experienced Teachers and Staff
They are Godly men and women from numerous Christian traditions whose first priority is to model a daily, personal relationship with Christ.  Staff participates in daily devotions prior to each school day.  Our 29 teachers average over 18 years of classroom experience and over 6 years with TLCS.  All teachers have Bachelor’s Degree and 12 have Master’s degrees.

Teacher Daily Devotions
At Trinity Lutheran Christian School, teachers start each day with a time of devotion and prayer.  The challenges that teachers face every day are sometimes overwhelming.  In their human frailty they may not have all of the answers or have the strength to endure on their own.  But by praying to God to help them and work through them, positive change can occur and strength will be given to them to fulfill their calling as a teacher each day that they are at work.

At Trinity Lutheran Christian School we work with our students in helping them successfully grow not only spiritually and academically, but social emotionally. The school counselor teaches classroom guidance lessons on various topics such as bullying, cooperation, accepting others, anger management, decision making and friendships, just to name a few. In teaching younger students skills on how to handle conflict resolution, students are taught the “I message” where they state how they feel and what they want the other person to do. “I feel ________ when you _______. I wish you would stop.” This is the foundation for teaching communication skills in working through conflicts. Students are also given the opportunity to work individually or in a small group with the counselor, where communication skills with others can be practiced and role played. When a student is ready, the counselor will facilitate mediation between students that are having a conflict. This allows each student to communicate their feelings in a safe and controlled environment. We believe that in order for students to grow and be available for learning, they need to feel comfortable and safe in their environment and know there are people to help them during difficult times.

We often talk about the need for leadership. The media are continually addressing this need; particularly in this, an election year. At its most basic, leadership is influence. With the middle schoolers at Trinity Lutheran, we stress Christian leadership – which can be defined as Christ-like influence. This is a combination of servant leadership and assertiveness without losing the spirit of humility. It seeks to gather individuals and teams around a common mission or vision in order to combine their gifts to accomplish something bigger than each student could on his or her own.

While Christian leadership is nurtured in the middle school at large, it is especially concentrated in our Student Government program, where leadership skills are taught, fostered, and put into action. The members learn the value and meaning of leading in a Christ-like manner by participating in field trips, attending and sometimes conducting meetings, planning and running activities for the school, and helping with or initiating and managing school wide service projects. While participating in this program, the students gain knowledge, experience, compassion, and confidence. They become embodied in the principles of building a climate of caring and tolerance through volunteerism, promoting Student Government as a voice of the students, and becoming involved in making some decisions for the school.

Student Government is one of the many opportunities offered at Trinity Lutheran for our leaders of tomorrow.

Needs Based Financial Aid
Trinity Lutheran Christian School strongly believes Christian education is not a commodity, it’s a ministry!  TLCS desires to partner with families to make Christian education an option financially.  To that end, many of our families are receiving some form of financial aid.  As a part of our Christian ministry, Trinity Lutheran Christian School provides up to $200,000 in needs based financial aid to help provide a solid Christian education to children in our community regardless of their socio-economic diversity.  Our admissions process is ongoing and open throughout the year.  Applications are reviewed as we receive them, and financial aid is awarded on a first-come basis.

What Families Say:

See for yourself what Trinity Lutheran Christian School is about!

We welcome you to visit our campus and see for yourself.  Simply call the school office 410-679-4000 ext. 185 to schedule your Free Educational Success Consultation

You are always welcome here!

What People Are Saying
Here are some quotes from a few of our families:

“I love the small classes, emphasis on Christian Faith, inclusion of art, physical education, drama, technology, accelerated subjects, etc.  My son has had great teachers who truly care about the kids and what is best for them.”

“This is a friendly and Christian place.  Everyone here is warm and welcoming.  Trinity is special!”

“My children look forward to going to school every day and they are getting an excellent education.”

“I love the strength of the math and science programs, religious programs, and small class sizes.  There is no fear of harassment or bullying, and I love knowing my kids are in very safe hands.”

“The acceptance of graduates by top private and public schools is outstanding – awesome.”

“I love the academics, teachers, Christian values.

“Top notch curriculum, caring and attentive teachers and awesome staff and administrators.  Parents also work well together and the extra-curricular activities are appropriate.  But the #1 reason:  Christ-Centered education!”

“Teaching the children the way they learn instead of how you want them to learn.”

“I like the discipline at the school, the cost (one of the least expensive private schools in the area), and the small class size.”

“Class sizes, interactive teaching, ease of contact with teachers and administrative staff, great education.”

“I have had nothing but pleasant experiences at Trinity and both of my children have loved the school, students and staff.”

“The staff is friendly and inviting.  The class sizes are small.  The environment is safe for kids and adults.  The curriculum is developmentally appropriate and not too much assessment!”

“The teachers and staff here are wonderful and they provide a safe, Christian atmosphere for the children.  The children excel in their studies and most of the children leave Trinity with excellent skills to excel in High School.”

“I love the class size, caring environment and technology curriculum.”

“I love the personalized attention to my child, personable and friendly staff, and patience with students.”

“The school and school staff are excellent.”

“My child loves attending TLCS and all of the staff that we have encountered has been wonderful.”

“Trinity is a quality school with VERY DEDICATED teachers and an EXCELLENT CURRICULUM!  The director is extremely involved in the welfare of the children, and in providing the best service for each.  It is also a very safe and happy environment with a staff/faculty that operates as a team with the same goal in mind!”

“Trinity is a Christian School that provides good academics for the students.”

“Trinity is a wonderful school.  I have had nothing but great experiences with the school, personnel and other parents/students.  There is great interaction between students and teachers, a great environment, a great curriculum.”

“Trinity is also a family-like atmosphere.  The staff truly cares about the student’s well-being.”

“Trinity Lutheran Christian School makes you feel like family.”

“The 21st Century emphasis on teaching students the way they learn best is fantastic.”

“I love the Christian Education and Caring Staff.”

“I love that the Accelerated Reading, Math and Science programs are for every student and that I can monitor online my child’s progress.”

“Trinity Lutheran Christian School is a very caring, welcoming school with highly experienced, great teachers.”