Education to Spark a Generation
Trinity Christian Academy’s Upper Campus guides students from grades 6 to 12 through an enriching educational journey. We utilize a classical approach incorporating both the logic and rhetoric stages of education to encourage intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and articulate communication.
From grades 6 to 8, students delve into interactive discussions and inquiry-based projects to hone their logical thinking skills. As they progress into high school, the learning experience evolves to emphasize the practical application of knowledge, culminating in a comprehensive research-based senior thesis.
Our classical educational approach has proven significantly beneficial, with students gaining acceptance into many prestigious universities like Asbury, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, UNC, UK, UPenn, the US Air Force Academy, Yale, and West Point.
At Trinity Christian Academy’s Upper Campus, our primary commitment lies in nurturing our students’ potential and equipping them to excel academically and beyond as the bright torchbearers for the next generation.
In the Upper Campus, you will find the School of Logic, which caters to students in grades 6-8. At this stage, children are naturally inclined to question things and are always curious to know the reasons behind the information they receive. We take advantage of this natural inclination by engaging students in interactive discussions, exploratory projects, formal logic training, and the art of critical thinking, building upon the foundation laid in the Schools of Early Learning and Grammar.
A block schedule fosters deeper learning and longer conversations as students engage teachers in Socratic dialogue.
Teaching methods change from a more formal didactic approach to a less formal Socratic approach. This draws students into discussion, debate, and dialogue, enlarging their understanding and capacity for critical thought.
As students add understanding to their knowledge, they move from spectators to participants in the “great conversation” of the Western intellectual tradition.
Students participate in school-sponsored retreats, socials, gatherings, etiquette training, and dances.
Students take on more responsibility and learn independence by keeping up with subjects taught by different teachers.
Students have weekly chapel with a time of worship, a dedicated Bible class, and a morning advisory time where students participate in devotions and Image Bearers.
A class exclusively for our middle school students that addresses what it means to be an image bearer of Christ at this time of their lives, exploring topics like conflict, self-esteem, academic pressure, temptation, and conflict resolution.
Students continue the study of Latin that they began in third grade. Latin gives students a better understanding of English vocabulary and is the key to other Romance languages.
Our Upper Campus students are divided into eight smaller groups called Houses. Our Houses are designed to build community across grades and help our students grow as leaders in our school and in the greater Lexington community. Houses work together for service projects, social events, and competitions.
Activities include a fall play, a spring musical, choirs, instrumental ensembles, and robotics. Athletic teams include basketball, volleyball, track, cross country, archery, soccer, cheer, and golf.
Trinity’s School of Rhetoric is located at the Upper Campus and caters to students from grades 9 to 12. Here, students are in the rhetoric stage of classical education, where they not only learn truth but also own it through internalization, application, and communication. As students approach the end of their primary education and consider colleges and career paths, the school focuses on equipping them with confidence in their faith to help them have a lifelong walk with Christ.
Students take longer classes, allowing more time to dive deeper into higher-level classes that challenge them academically, developmentally, and spiritually.
Students attend weekly Chapel and daily Advisory classes with devotions.
Students take Bible classes yearly, including Systematic Theology, Ethics, Worldviews, and Apologetics.
Our Upper Campus students are divided into eight smaller groups called Houses. Each House is led by a team of four high school students, allowing our students to build community across grades and helping our students grow as leaders in our school and the greater Lexington community.
Social gatherings include the fall retreat, Homecoming week activities and dance, the Winter Snowball dance, Spring Formal, and grade-level retreats.
Students participate in at least one service project with their class and additional service projects with their House each year.
High school students take French I and II, with the option to take French III and French IV as electives. Every other year, French III and French IV students can participate in a cultural immersion program with a trip to France over spring break, including an opportunity for a missions/service project in the Normandy area.
The thesis is a capstone project that challenges seniors to use the foundation of knowledge that has been laid throughout their educational journey. Students find a topic that interests them and form an argument for or against it based on extensive research and facts. After completing the written portion of their project, they must defend their thesis in front of a panel of experts.
Trinity offers eight dual credit courses, worth 32 college credit hours, through Asbury University and Colorado Christian University, and two Advanced Placement (AP) classes, Calculus and Pre-Calculus.
Trinity graduates average $180,000 in merit-based scholarships and have had 21 Governor’s Scholars and 14 National Merit finalists in the past 12 years.
Students can participate in the fall play, a spring musical, choirs, instrumental ensembles, robotics, french club, worship band, Esports teams, a women’s Bible study, a chapter of the National Honor Society, and yearbook. Athletic teams include basketball, volleyball, track, cross country, archery, soccer, cheer, and golf.
New Campus Coming Soon: The Cowen Campus
30+ Years of Excellence in Classical Christian Education
As we have grown from 30 students in 1988 to over 515 students this year, we recognize that our facilities are becoming a limitation to our mission. We are thrilled to announce that God has provided an answer to our facility dilemma; when 45 acres of prime real estate on Brannon Road was donated to the school, we immediately began dreaming of a premier facility that matches the excellence of our education.
Thanks to generous donations, we have begun construction on our new campus with plans to have our students in sixth grade through twelfth grade on the property in 2023. Our ultimate vision is to have our PreK through fifth students eventually join the older students to create a united campus.
6th – 12th Grade
3601 Winthrop Drive
Lexington, KY 40514