Trinity faculty and staff encourage our students to be lifelong learners as they grow in their understanding of God’s Word and the world around them. Trinity Lutheran School prepares students to be successful in their future education and vocation. Our curriculum is based on education standards of the state of Illinois. Students are challenged to meet high expectations and to develop a strong work ethic. Elements of our Christian faith are also integrated throughout our curriculum. We have activities both in and out of the classroom that develop curiosity, creativity, and clear thinking, which prepare our students for excellence in a changing world.
Trinity Lutheran School offers many opportunities for curriculum enrichment including:
- Foreign Language
- Accelerated Reading
- Vocal and Instrumental Music
- Visual Arts
- Performing Arts
- Public Speaking
- Engineers in the Classroom
- Outdoor Education
- Summer Math and Reading Enrichment
- Elective Class including Cooking, Sign Language, Trinity Band, Robotics, Ticket to Oceania, Actors’ Workshop, Current Events, Marketing & Publicity, Musicals, and Trinity Choir
Trinity Lutheran School uses Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) by Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). Trinity students consistently score above state and national averages.
Trinity has an Education Inclusion Specialist who partners with the homeroom teachers in differentiating instruction for all students and accommodating the needs of all different types of learners. District 186 provides additional one-on-one and small group academic help in speech/language, math, and reading.
Celebrating Variety in Learning Styles
At Trinity Lutheran School, we value the uniqueness of each of our students and understand the importance of variety in teaching methods and approach. Our education inclusion strategy celebrates differences in learning styles and promotes a stronger sense of community in the classroom.
Igniting a Life-Long Love Learning
We acknowledge that students are motivated learners when the subject coincides with their natural interests. By supplementing standard curriculum with creative and innovative topics - through our music, outdoor ed, and elective programs - we seek to ignite a life-long love of learning in our students.
Clearing the Obstacles of Learning
We are dedicated to addressing the emotional and spiritual health of our students, through a variety of methods, including implementation of Christian conflict resolution curriculum, faculty training guided by licensed counselors, visits from Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry, and most importantly, regular classroom prayer time focusing on God's promises for our lives.