495 5th Avenue WN
Kalispell, MT 59901
Called to “Higher Standards.”
While the Christian foundation of TLS remains strong and unchanging, we strive to meet or exceed national standards for learning in dynamic ways. Striving for excellence involves constant reflection in the ever changing world of education. We believe in researching the best educational practices bringing them together in ways that will engage students. At TLS, learning incorporates Christian Joy, and rigor. Being part of God’s ministry, we believe school should be challenging and fun.
Small Classes and professionally trained Christian teachers
Students in smaller class sizes form stronger bonds faster than those in large classes. Such bonds lead to increases participation and engagement leading to a success. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten have a ratio of 1 adult to 8 students. First and second grade have a ratio of approximately 1 adult to 12 children during key curriculum areas. We strive not to exceed 25 in all grades.
Active Learning Environments
We believe children learn more when they are engaged in learning through hands on and small group work. Teachers vary grouping styles throughout the day focusing on whole group, small group and individualized learning where student – teacher interaction is furthered.
Academic Learning Standards
Trinity faculty implement Concordia standards which integrate a combination of standards from national, professional, and state organizations that were created for Christian schools nationally. Concordia standards are well researched and provide the foundation for Trinity to meet or exceed state and national standards leading students to grow in their faith and relationship with Christ. Concordia standards and curriculum resources ensure Trinity offers a strong Gospel-centered, biblical message in every subject area.
Textbooks are viewed as resources to support standards based learning. Resources are reviewed for updates on a regular basis. Faculty use a wide variety of resources, assessments, lesson structures, and techniques. Resources balance basic skills for mastery learning in addition to higher level 21st Century learning involving real world applications. At Trinity, we have high expectations for academics and behavior. Faculty promote full, active, positive participation from students in all areas.