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Parental Qualifications

If a child is to be admitted to Trinity Christian School, or is to continue in the school once admitted, at least one parent or guardian must have and maintain:
  • a credible testimony of salvation in Christ;
  • a commitment to Christian living and a pattern of life consistent with the demands of the Bible;
  • present membership in good standing in an evangelical Christian church or a commitment to such membership within a reasonable period of time; and
  • a sincere desire for the salvation of their children.
Judgment as to whether there is compliance with these requirements necessarily rests in the discretion of the Board of Trustees.

Parents or guardians seeking admission must:
  • Agree to have their children educated in accordance with the stated philosophy, doctrinal basis, goals and policies of Trinity Christian School.
  • Commit to enforce the discipline and behavior standards of the school through the appropriate parental means of corrective discipline and verbal instruction.
  • Support the school by prayer; by cooperation with the faculty, principal, and school board; by on-time tuition payments; and by willing assistance in practical ways, including tasks assigned to parents by rotation.
  • Maintain regular communication with teachers so that student progress is monitored closely.
  • Provide oversight and work assistance when needed to assure that all homework assignments are finished properly.
  • Provide all medical and developmental testing that is recommended by the staff in order to identify needs and set goals for instruction. Provide correctives and/or services that are recommended as a result of such testing.

Student Qualifications

Kindergarten

  • A prospective student must be 5 years old on or before October 1 of the school year.
  • The child must undergo a developmental screening to help determine readiness for school. The school will then make a determination whether or not to grant admission to kindergarten.

Grade 1 or above

  • Children must be capable of maintaining course work at their grade level, as evidenced by previous academic work and standard achievement tests.
  • All newly admitted students shall be subject to testing for proper grade-level placement.
  • All newly admitted students shall be subject to a period of academic and behavioral probation to assure that satisfactory performance is maintained.
The Trinity Christian School of Montville, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate of the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, any scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Process and Requirements

List of 8 items.

  • School Visit

    Parents must visit Trinity Christian School (TCS), preferably while the school is in session, in order to view and better understand the school's philosophy and operations. At this time an interview regarding admission will be held with the principal or other school personnel. [Students are not to visit the school on the initial visit with their parents. Arrangements can be made for students to visit after an application has been submitted.]
  • Application

    A written application including a non-refundable fee is submitted to TCS. If the parents are not members of Trinity Baptist Church of Montville, or if a member for less than two years, there shall be a home interview of both parents by members of the school board in order to:
    • Discuss the details of the application, especially Christian faith and testimony, and reasons they wish to place their child in Trinity Christian School.
    • Present plans, goals, and policies as well as the limitations of Trinity Christian School in order to foster valid rather than false expectations.
    • Become acquainted with the parents, ascertain that there is a home life consistent with the profession of faith, and to assure that the child (or children) has a proper respect for authority.
  • Records & Testing

    If the prospective student is presently or has previously been in school, appropriate school records shall be obtained. This is done through the completion of a "School Form." In addition, admissions testing may be required to:
    • Determine final grade-level placement.
    • Ascertain what remedial instruction may be required for admission.
  • Additional Interview (Middle School applicants and higher)

    If the prospective student is entering the middle grades or above, an additional interview between the principal (or other administrative personnel) and student may be required.
  • Final Decision

    The school board shall make the decision to admit or reject the applicant; the principal shall make the final decision regarding placement.
  • Enrollment Priority

    There is a class capacity of 20 students per grade level. First priority for enrollment is given to current students through annual registration. After this, applications for new students will be considered.
  • Student Orientation

    All new students in grade 2 and above must attend an orientation meeting with the principal or other school personnel before beginning school. A group orientation shall be held on a date specified before the start of the academic year.
  • Parent Orientation

    All parents must attend a group orientation for parents to be held on a date specified before the start of the academic year.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition

Kindergarten (3/4 day)
$6,760
Grades 1-6 & Kindergarten (5 day)
$8,920
Grades 7-8
$10,245
Grades 9-12
$11,595

Discounts

  • Third child in a family receives a 20% discount.
  • Each additional child also receives a 20% discount.
  • Sixth enrolled child is free.

Fees

Application fee (new students)
$125
Entry screening fee (new students)
$50
Re-enrollment fee (current students)
$75
Facilities fee (per family, per year)
$500


Athletic Fees

Per sport, per student
$100
Maximum per student/per year
$200
Maximum per family/per year
$300


Tuition Assistance

  • Tuition Assistance is available to students based on financial need
  • Eligibility is determined through an application with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment


Tuition Payments

Tuition may be paid according to one of four options (either by the 15th or 20th of each month):
  • Annual Plan - Full payment due in August (1% discount applies).
  • Bi-Annual Plan - Two equal payments due August and January.
  • 10-Month Plan - Ten equal payments due August - May.
  • 12-Month Plan - Twelve equal payments due monthly beginning in August.


Financial Resources

T.R.I.P
T.R.I.P. stands for Tuition Reduction Incentive Program. A portion of your gift card purchase is returned to you in the form of a tuition credit twice a year. By involving your friends and relatives in this program, you can earn a significant credit. The program offers many gift card options: physical cards, ecards, and a mobile app. You can get more information, reviewing participating vendors, and enroll at www.shopwithscrip.com. You will be asked to enter TCS' enrollment code (3FC4D8D419239) in order to participate and receive tuition credit. Orders for physical cards delivered to the school must be placed online by Wednesday evening. Holiday schedules may differ.

Tri-County Scholarship Program
Parents of High School students may apply for scholarship awards through Tri-County Scholarship Fund, which is an independent entity. Please click here for information on the fund and how to apply. If you are a current recipient of a Tri-County scholarship, please note that you MUST REAPPLY ANNUALLY in order to be considered for renewal. These applications are also due by the first week of February.
Trinity Christian School of Montville, New Jersey, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, board-governed, private Christian day school. The school does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin.