Clear Thinking is evaluating information and making wise decisions.

Do not be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Romans 12:2a

Students are taught to pull together pieces of a problem, make a hypothesis, analyze the results, and come to a conclusion. These skills are practiced and refined through many different projects. Some examples include code-a-pillars and spheroballs in technology class and Science Fair in the upper grades.

In the home, parents are encouraged to resist the urge to ‘rescue’ when their child encounters difficulties. Instead, parents should try to ask questions will help the child to think through the problem, identify a course of action, and implement a solution.

In 2018, Trinity’s Elements of Success program was nominated as a Powerful Practice by the National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) validation team.


NLSA Powerful



are programs or practices that set a school apart and make it a highly respected educational institution in its community.

Trinity’s Elements of Success are Compassion, Composure, Citizenship, Clear Thinking, Creativity, Curiosity, Communication, and Collaboration. The elements and are woven into the  Trinity curriculum and incorporated at all grade levels, from early childhood through 8th grade. These skills, combined with academic excellence, equip our students to excel in all areas of their lives.



per week of resource services including special needs support services.



Trinity students consistently score above state and national averages.



of Trinity faculty members hold advanced degrees

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