Trinity Christian School (Fairfax, Virginia)

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Coordinates: 38°50′01″N 77°19′57″W / 38.8337°N 77.3325°W / 38.8337; -77.3325

Trinity Christian School
Motto"Pursuing Excellence for the Mind & Heart"
HeadmasterDr. David Vanderpoel
Faculty83 faculty (35 holding Master's degrees, and 4 PhD's)
Number of studentsover 680 students (K through 12th)
Color(s)Blue & White
MascotGryphon [a lion with the head and wings of an eagle]

Trinity Christian School is a private, K-12, non-denominational Christian school centrally located in Fairfax County, Virginia, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Brief history[edit]

In 1987 the vestry of Truro voted unanimously to found Trinity Christian School, with Dr. J.C. Lasmanis named as its first headmaster. Trinity opened its doors to a total of forty-one students from first through third grade, taught by three faculty members in classrooms provided by Truro.

In 1990 Dr. Jim Beavers took over the reins as headmaster. During Mr. Beavers' time in office: a 4th and 5th grade were added, a middle and upper school were established, enrollment greatly increased, and the faculty grew. Eventually the school spread to encompass four different campuses in and throughout Fairfax county.

In 2001 Trinity named a new headmaster, Dr. Todd Williams, and graduated its first senior class. By this time fifty faculty members served over four hundred students on Trinity's four campuses. Although there had been many advantages for the school in growing so quickly, unity between the different campuses was becoming a problem. Shortly after taking office Dr. Williams made it a top priority to unite all the students onto one main campus. After two years of hard fundraising Trinity proudly opened the doors to its new 25 acre campus facility, located in Fairfax off of Braddock Road next to George Mason University; the new building included a state of the art computer lab, two custom made art rooms, a practice gymnasium, and a science lab. All classes were moved to the new campus.

In 2005 Dr. Williams resigned as Trinity's headmaster to accept the vice-presidency of Cairn University (then Philadelphia Biblical University). After much deliberation, the Trinity Christian board of trustees appointed then-teacher Dr. David Vanderpoel as the school's fourth headmaster. Since taking office, Dr. Vanderpoel has overseen the construction of a second building complete with a gymnasium [stadium seating for 900 and a large stage], a new weight room, a performing arts wing, two science labs, a kindergarten, and upgraded to turf fields.

In 2012, Trinity Christian School was awarded accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS-CASI), the accreditation division of AdvancED.

In 2019, Trinity Christian School purchased a 29-acre piece of land a mile away on Shirley Gate Road, they plan to use this new land to build athletic fields and parking.[1]

Trinity Christian School claims an enrollment of over 680 students in grades K through twelve, 83 faculty members (over 40% holding advanced degrees), and 92,000 sq/ft of buildings (totaling $30 million) on a 25-acre campus.[2]

Athletic Teams[edit]

School teams
Girls Boys
Cross country Cross country
Swimming Swimming
Basketball Basketball
Cross country Cross country
Lacrosse Lacrosse
Soccer Soccer
Tennis Tennis
Track Track
Volleyball Baseball
Golf Golf

TCS Memberships[edit]

  • AdvancED TCS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS-CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.
  • ACSI - Association of Christian Schools International
  • ECFA - Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
  • DAC - Delaney Athletic Conference
  • VCPE - Virginia Council for Private Education
  • FCCC - Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce


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