Trinity Lutheran School

Committed to excellence in education for over 65 years, Trinity School is fully accredited through the NLSA & MANS programs. Our students have consistently tested above the national average, and many of our alumni continue on to graduate with honors as they further their educations.
Committed to excellence in education for over 65 years, Trinity School is fully accredited through the NLSA & MANS programs. Our students have consistently tested above the national average, and many of our alumni continue on to graduate with honors as they further their educations.
Trinity Lutheran Church & School welcomes you. We are truly A FAMILY IN CHRIST... experience the excellence!
2015-2016 Student body & staff - We are now offering Preschool through 8th grade, as well as before & after school programs for our students.
Story time for the younger children offers fun and interactive learning. Trinity's preschool has exploded with students, and we recently added our second preschool room.
In addition to games & other athletic activities, our newly renovated gymnasium provides a much utilized multi-purpose space.
Our students are prepared for their future Spiritually, academically & socially. Community involvement & service to others is an important part of Christian Education. Here, two of our students stand with one of our middle-school teachers as they receive the Optimist Club award in 2016.
The Media Center offers a wide variety of books and other materials, in an environment that encourages learning and exploration.
Our educational programming, academics & teacher qualifications meet or exceed standard requirements, & our smaller class sizes allow each student to excel by providing the individual support & encouragement they need.
How do clouds form? Students were thrilled to watch clouds forming inside jelly jars right before their eyes! Trinity's science, math & technology classes challenge & inspire our students.
Effective & inspiring, experiential learning is regularly scheduled during the school year. A variety of enrichment classes & extra-curricular activities offer hands-on experience & serve to balance in-seat academics & screen time.
  • The mission of Trinity Lutheran School is to glorify God and assist families by providing educational excellence in a Christ-centered environment.
  • Trinity Students consistently score two grade levels or more above average on nationally normed standardized tests. Trinity also uses an RTI (Response to Intervention) Program that tests all students regularly for areas of concern in reading, and provides intervention to correct areas requiring attention.
  • Trinity maintains a tutoring program staffed mainly with retired teachers. ALL ARE WELCOME AT TRINITY! Scholarships are available to those in need.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Lutheran Schools Accreditation
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1950

Student Body

Total Students142 students
Student Body Typen/a
Students by GradeTrinity Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
("Church" clothes required for Wednesday Morning Chapel)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,800
Tuition NotesScholarship Funds and the SCRIP program are available to assist in defraying tuition costs.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRev. Bruce Lucas
Admissions AssociateTracee Rosema


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Local LEAP sports

School Notes

  • Weekly chapel on Wednesdays, emphasizing the grace of God in Jesus Christ. Religion courses on other days. The Christian faith is integrated into other academic classes, reinforcing personal faith, morals, and values.
  • The Christian faith is taught according the confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
  • Art, Spanish, Physical Education, and Music are offered to all students in Grades K-8. Latin, French, and German are taught in select grades.
  • Students demonstrate on average 2-4 years growth on standardized achievement tests.
  • The Aims-Web reading test is administered three times per year, with interventions for those who are developing skills at a rate lower than their peers.
  • Smart Boards (electronic boards) in pre-K-8 classrooms.
  • Apple Mac Computer Lab (30 Lap tops) and iPads for lesson reinforcement.
  • PCs available in all classrooms starting in Grade K.
  • A monthly program of outdoor education is maintained in the middle school.
  • A latch key program is offered before school beginning at 7 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m.
  • Fully Accredited by the State of Michigan, MIchigan Association of Non-Public Schools, National Lutheran School Accreditation, Michigan District (LCMS).
  • Scholarship funds are available through an application process. No child is denied an education because of financial needs.

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