Is Trinity right for
You have the right to choose where to send your child to school (or to decide to home school). We know Trinity will not be everyone’s choice. If you are not a Christian believer, you probably won’t agree with what we teach the children about Jesus Christ. If you don’t subscribe to biblical Christian standards of behaviour, you will struggle at our school.
But if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and want a thoroughly Christian and academically rigorous education, keep exploring to find out more about our Preschool and Grammar School (Junior School).
Founded by Christian families for Christian families.
Trinity School was started in 2017 by Grant and Deborah Stein, who have long had a vision for Classical Christian Education. The school started with a playgroup in their dining room. One by one, other families caught the vision as Deborah taught their children.
Today, Trinity Classical School is a registered Not-for-profit Company with more than 10 full time staff. We still have a preschool focused on learning through play but now also have Junior School classes up to Grade 6, with Grade 7 launching in 2023. The whole school is still spear-headed by Deborah Stein as School Director.
We aim to offer education that is Christian from the ground up and uses the best tried and tested methods of the past.
We are a Christian school, not just a Christian Ethos school.
While we hugely respect Christian teachers in secular schools, but we believe our children need more than the secular curriculum taught by Christian teachers. We need both our ethos and our curriculum submitted to Christ.
We are also a Classical school, which means we draw on the educational insights and resources of the ancient and recent past. We structure our curriculum according to the traditional Western trivium. We teach Latin from Grade 3 and Logic from Grade 6. And we introduce our children to the best of world literature and art.
Trinity School is almost completely funded by parents through school fees. We have no government or corporate funding.
Our only other income is the generosity of others in the Body of Christ who give without expecting anything in return – we can’t even offer tax deductability yet. Nevertheless there are people who give generously and joyfully.
“Trinity Grammar School has been an absolute answer to prayer for my family and me. Having started within a home-schooling environment, my three boys (ages 12, 10 and 8) have seamlessly transitioned into the loving and educational space created by the staff. They love attending school and growing in discipleship and still regularly count down their holidays until school restarts.”
Stuart Lee, Trinity Dad
Applications for our 2023 Grade R-7 classes are currently open. Please click the “apply” button for our online application form.
R3630 per month over 12 months
15% sibling discount
Registration fee: R2500
Frequently Asked Questions
We believe the school is far more than its facilities. We hold Open Days once a term. We encourage families to come along to these to see the school in action (and check out the facilities).
After an initial interview, a “tester day” can be arranged for a prospective child to try out the school for a day.
We currently (2022) go up to Grade 6. Grade 7 will start in 2023.
Applications for Grades above Grade 3 will only be considered if the parents and children understand that some catching up (particularly in Latin) will be required.
We ensure that all the South African National Curriculum outcomes are covered in our curriculum. Your child will not be ‘behind’ if for some reason you need to go to another school.
- Step 1, fill in the online application forms.
- Step 2, book an interview (between parents and a member of school management).
- Step 3, have your child attend school for a ‘tester day’.
- Step 4, if you are accepted, sign a parents’ contract and pay your deposit.
Yes, siblings all get a 15% discount.
Yes, there are a number of our children on 50% scholarships. We try to do our best for all our families, but competition for scholarships is fierce. Application forms for scholarships can be obtained at the application interview.
Yes, Latin is an integral part of the Classical experience. Latin will do your child good; if you can’t, with sincerity, encourage your child in learning Latin, Trinity is not the right school for your family.
The Classical Difference website has plenty of articles explaining the value of Latin.
Trinity’s mission is to support Christian families. We require at least one parent to be a professing (and practicing) Christian believer.
Discipline is an area which requires great trust between parents and school. Parents need to know that their Christian values are enforced at school with the same loving firmness that they are at home. At Trinity discipline is part of discipleship. It is always approached with an attitude of grace and with the aim of seeing heart change, not mere outward conformity.
The golden school rule is show respect as you would have others show respect to you. This means listening to teachers and not speaking over classmates. It means respect for the feelings, property and dignity of others. Children are reminded of these standards often and if they fail to honour the standards after repeated reminders, the issue is taken to his or her parents. The teacher will then discuss (and offer suggestions) how to present a united front that addresses not just the behaviour but the heart behind the behaviour.
We believe all people are descended from Adam and loved by God. It is not right, in the sight of God, to judge anyone on the colour of their skin. However, it is also not honouring to God to ignore the differences in appearance and culture in our world; instead, we should celebrate and learn to honour the differences and similarities between us.
The privilege of explaining love, marriage and sex to children belongs primarily and principally to parents. We support Christian parents in their desire to teach their children biblical standards of sex as and when they as parents judge the time to be right. We offer no sex-ed to children.
We do, however, offer sex-ed to parents, in the form of workshops and seminars designed to help parents talk to their children about sex and sexual identity in a way that is biblical and age-appropriate.
Get in touch
Address: 77 Ringwood Drive, Tableview
Feel free to email to arrange a meeting or call with us.
School hours are currently:
- School begins at 7:45 (drop off from 7:30)
- Grade 1-2 ends 1pm Mon-Fri
- Grade 3 ends 2pm Mon-Thurs
- Grade 4-6: ends 3pm Mon-Wed and 2pm on Thurs
- All Grades end at 1pm on Fridays
Term dates 2022
- Term 1: 18 January – 25 March
- Term 2: 5 April – 15 June
- Term 3: 12 July – 16 September
- Term 4: 4 October – 8 December
- There are school holidays on 28,29 April 2022 and 8 August 2022.
- There is no school on public holidays.