Frequently Asked Questions
We are delighted that you are considering Trinity School for your student. We want to be certain that we are a good fit for your student and can accommodate your student’s unique learning needs.
Please note that the application fee is non-refundable. Please take the time to read through the frequently asked questions on this page BEFORE submitting your application.
What type of students does Trinity School serve?
Trinity School educates students with learning differences according to their specific needs in a supportive and encouraging environment. Trinity School serves children with learning differences, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, mild/moderate Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety disorders, ADD and ADHD, and sensory and auditory processing diagnoses. Along this spectrum of learning styles, we’ve found that our students fall along a continuum that’s not too different from any other school.
What grades does Trinity School teach?
Trinity School serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Is Trinity School a faith-based school?
Yes. Trinity School is a nondenominational, faith-based school. We welcome students of all faith traditions and those without faith traditions who wish to learn in an environment shaped by core Christian tenets. Our faith compels us to welcome all students who need our services.
Does Trinity School only accept children with learning differences?
Yes, that’s all we do. For over a decade, Trinity School has only accepted students with one or multiple medically diagnosed learning disabilities. Our programs are designed to provide support to students, so they are able to accomplish their goals and reach their full potential.
What does a typical school day look like for a Trinity Tiger?
Our school days look very similar to most traditional private schools. Students transition throughout the day to multiple classes, participate in core and elective classes and have a healthy campus life full of clubs, organizations, and opportunities to develop and practice social skills. Our classes are small, allowing our teachers the ability to differentiate, and provide small group and limited 1:1 instruction. We allow our students to get up, move, and do things differently–as long as their actions are not disruptive to the learning of their peers.
Do students at Trinity School utilize paraprofessional aides?
No. We do not allow paraprofessional aides in our classrooms. Students must be able to work independently, and they must be able to communicate their needs. At this time, our programs do not serve non-verbal students, and unfortunately, we are not equipped to provide support for students with severe/profound ASD or severe/profound learning differences.
How does Trinity School serve students with learning differences?
Trinity School tailors our academic, spiritual, and social programs to best serve each student’s needs. Our team of administrators and educators work together with families to implement instructional methods, accommodations, modifications, and individualized intervention strategies in our Trinity Individualized Plans (TIPs) for each student. We monitor students’ progress in a variety of ways, including adjusting our approach as students’ needs change. Trinity’s multisensory curriculum and our engaged faculty help our students to reach their full potential.
Is Trinity School a private school?
Yes. Trinity School is a private, non-profit Christian school governed by its Board of Trustees. The school is dually accredited by the NCA (North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) and ICAA (International Christian Accrediting Association).
Do you offer tuition payment plans?
Yes, we offer flexible payment plans to assist families that can be set up monthly or by semester.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes, Trinity School values and seeks students from diverse economic backgrounds. Therefore, Trinity offers a limited amount of need-based financial aid when donor funds are available. Additionally, scholarship opportunities are available, including the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program.
The Lindsey Nicole Henry (LNH) Scholarship Act of 2010 authorizes the parent or guardian of an Oklahoma public school student with a disability who is served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to request an LNH Scholarship award for their child to attend a participating private school, approved by the State Board of Education, to serve learning disability needs. The Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship does not provide full tuition. Trinity School at Edgemere is approved by the State Board of Education to educate LNH scholarship participants.
In order to be admitted into Trinity School, it is required for a student to have an medically diagnosed learning difference or an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) from a previous education establishment. The Admission process at Trinity School allows families and educators to work together to determine which students will benefit most from our unique academic and social programs. In the first phase, our expert committee members carefully collect and review testing, psychological, medical, and educational records. In the second phase, families are introduced to school faculty in a classroom setting to conduct basic observations of the prospective student. This process is called Shadowing and lasts three days. Once admitted, students are subjected to a 90-day probationary period to make sure they are a good fit for Trinity School.
Trinity School does not discriminate in its admissions and enrollment practices, based on race, ethnic background, health condition, socio-economic status, or gender for the students which attend grades K–12 in Oklahoma City.
Trinity School serves children who exhibit different learning styles, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, autism, and or sensory processing issues, anxiety, and developmental or intellectual delays.
Trinity School is not equipped nor is its faculty/staff trained to work with students experiencing severe cognitive, auditory, emotional/behavioral, or physical disabilities.
According to Section 14 of the School Laws of Oklahoma, the following age requirements must be met for admission:
- Kindergarten – To be admitted to kindergarten, a student must have turned 5 years of age on or before September 1st.
- First Grade – To be admitted to 1st grade, a student must have turned 6 years of age on or before September 1st and cannot be older than 7 years of age.
- Conditional Enrollment – Occasionally, students may be admitted under special circumstances, and in those cases we offer a conditional contract. The contract will outline behavioral or performance expectations that the student must meet within a specified time frame (e.g., four to six weeks) to continue with the program. If the conditions are met, the contract may be extended. A decision to extend or not extend the contract is the sole discretion of the Head of School.
- Trinity School recognizes that some students have learning needs that the school is not equipped to meet. Because we want these students’ needs met in the most appropriate way possible, Trinity School will decline to accept or retain students who have learning needs which will not be met by its methodology, or who demonstrate cognitive limitations that make steady academic progress within Trinity School’s program unlikely.
First priority will be given to our current students re-enrolling in Trinity School and their siblings that have a diagnosed learning difference. Re-enrollment packets are sent to the families of current students each year in January and the re-enrollment deadline falls in late February. After that open enrollment begins in March, applications are accepted and reviewed. The number of students accepted each year depends on available space in each grade level.
Tuition & Fees
Trinity School is a tuition-based private school that receives 98% of its operating budget from student tuition, with no state or federal funding. Our tuition-based approach allows us to provide unique programs that cater to the individual learning differences of our students and offer smaller class sizes for increased teacher interaction.
TUITION AND ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
The admissions committee works hard to identify students who will benefit from Trinity’s programs. Applications are thoroughly reviewed and the student’s school history, including records, diagnostic evaluations and parent input determine if the student will thrive in Trinity’s unique scholastic and social programs.
Take time to read through our Frequently Asked Questions section above.
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Complete our online application. A non-refundable fee of $300 is required to complete the application. Once it’s received we will work together to obtain the required records.
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Open House & Tours
We understand the decision to join a new school is significant for families. So, at Trinity School, we make every effort to help prospective students and their families get to know our school before they are admitted. We host an annual open house and offer guided tours year-round.
Each year, Trinity School holds an Open House for prospective families. Click here to register.
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