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Our Philosophy of Education

Every school classroom has a philosophy.  An educational philosophy answers the question, “Why do we do what we do?”

The philosophy you see playing out in a school classroom is based on one of these models:

  • Whatever each individual teacher wants to do
  • The vision of the head of school
  • OR a cohesive philosophy consistently applied, like Montessori, Waldorf, or a deeply Christ-centered philosophy of education in a Charlotte Mason school.

Parents should understand the philosophy behind their children’s education, because it affects everything that happens in the classroom.  And they should ask questions about how teachers are trained, because if they are not, then the philosophy will be ‘whatever each individual teacher wants to do’, and then the quality of education is fully dependent on which teacher you happen to get.  We invite you to learn about the consistent philosophy of education at The Trinity School by reading these pages.

Overview
Our primary concern is the type of person and student each child is becoming.

Children are Persons
We view all children as persons, created in God’s image, with a vast potential for a fruitful life filled with interests and relationships.

The Atmosphere of Education
Children learn best when they are at peace. An atmosphere of joyful acceptance and togetherness is necessary for a child to grow and thrive.

The Discipline of Learning
Our lives are shaped by habits. Over time, they become our character and serve to shape who we are, how we think, act, work, and relate.

Learning Through Life
Real learning happens when students engage novelists, poets, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, artists, musicians, historians, and explorers.

Who Is Charlotte Mason
“I am a child of God. I ought to do his will. I can do what he says. And, by his grace I will”
– Charlotte Mason’s motto

Our Curriculum
Our students build personal relationships with God’s creation, with great men and women of history, and with the great ideas expressed in each of their subjects.