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The Good, the Bad, and the Obedient

Posted by Trinitas on May 4, 2024 10:40:16 AM

When the time rolls around for us to talk to the teachers about how our kids have been doing at school, there are only two things we really want to hear: 1) they have been obedient, and 2) they have been cheerful about it. Don’t get me wrong—we love to hear that they are excelling academically or making great improvement in a particular subject. It is just that we care a lot more about how they are behaving at school than we do about what grades they are getting.

There are a few reasons for this. The first and most important is obviously that it honors God. A great education is a gift. But it is a gift that comes with a corresponding gift for sanctification.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Parenting, Scripture, Christian Education, Christian Living, Parent Involvement

Inaugural Classical Heritage Tour

Posted by Trinitas on Apr 7, 2024 7:08:48 PM

Our junior and senior classes have just returned from twelve days in Greece and Italy. Some schools would call it a junior-senior trip; we call it the Classical Heritage Tour. On a Trinitas aesthetics trip the main mission is to discover beauty that we can’t discover at home. For twenty years, these trips were to New York City and Washington DC on alternating years, but now, for the first time, Trinitas students were able to travel abroad and experience the music, dance, art, architecture, and food that has been foundational to their classical education.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Classical Education, Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, Aesthetics Trip

Lessons from a Rain Storm

Posted by Trinitas on Mar 10, 2024 6:50:15 PM

The most recent Trinitas Father & Son Camping Trip was one for the books. This annual event was attended by over one hundred young men and their fathers and one serious rain storm. Even while the weather forecast worsened in the days leading up to the storm, Trinitas parents were reminded by visiting speaker Keith McCurdy that difficulties and challenges are essential to the growth and development of sturdy young men.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Parenting, Boys

Community and Fellowship

Posted by Carl Warmouth on Mar 3, 2024 2:35:34 PM

What a joy it is to see the sunrise over the Escambia River on my way to school each morning! These first glimpses of the sun dispelling the darkness remind me of the resurrection and the new life we have in Christ. I am especially thankful to have the Trinitas community with whom to celebrate that Good News.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Christian Living

Four Reasons Families Leave Trinitas (Part #4)

Posted by Trinitas on Jan 26, 2024 9:30:00 AM

During the past few weeks, I have been highlighting some reasons families have left Trinitas, which seems like a dangerous undertaking. I’m not trying to scare people away, of course. My reason for doing this short series is that I want to communicate who Trinitas is to families who want the sort of education we’re offering. One way to do that is by thrusting into the spotlight some of the school’s characteristics that have been breaking points for families in the past. This is the last installment.

#1 The standards are too high!

#2 Trinitas is weak on math!

#3 All that classical stuff is useless in the real world!

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Parenting, Classical Education, Christian Living, Parent Involvement, Virtue

Four Reasons Families Leave Trinitas (Part #3)

Posted by Trinitas on Jan 19, 2024 9:30:00 AM

People come and people go. That is a truth in any community. It is human nature, I suppose to some extent, for people to get interested in a thing, even convinced about a thing, then lose interest or become unconvinced over time. Maybe we just have a short (and shortening) attention span. Because it is enrollment season, though, and families are deciding whether or not their children ought to attend Trinitas next year, I am spending a few weeks focusing on some of the top reasons people give for losing interest in and leaving Trinitas. This is the third of four such installments, and I hope you find it helpful if you are trying to make an enrollment decision.

#1 The standards are too high!

#2 Trinitas is weak on math!

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Classical Education, Alumni, True Education, College Admissions, Reading, Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, Admissions

Happy Thanksgiving, Neighbors!

Posted by Trinitas on Nov 26, 2023 1:00:00 PM

As the tryptophan subsides, can we take a moment to reflect on what is perhaps the greatest of purely American holidays? Thanksgiving is a holiday born of good intention in that it is noble to set aside a whole day to give thanks to God for His provision for us. As Christians, we would do well to remember that we should be thankful every day and should live lives of thanksgiving before God, for every breath we take comes to us as a providence of our good and loving God.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Community Service


Posted by Carl Warmouth on Nov 12, 2023 1:30:00 PM

“It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.” J.R.R. Tolkien

If anyone understood the idea of fortitude, it was Tolkien. We all thrill at the moments when Gandolf, Boromir, Éowyn, and Merry face adversaries so fierce and terrible that victory seems impossible. Those mighty battles that keep us turning pages long into the night impress on us the valor of fortitude in a way that only story can accomplish. Although we will very likely never have to face real Orcs, dark wizards, and giant spiders, our own seasons of darkness and trouble that we will encounter are undoubtedly made bearable or unbearable according to the measure of fortitude that we have. It is a virtue cultivated in us by our parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, and others in our lives. The great stories that we read at Trinitas are just one way that we endeavor to instill virtue in the hearts of our young men and women.

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Classical Education, Virtue

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