Did you know that a school now meets at Bethel on Monday and Wednesday each week? Trinity Classical School (TCS) is a new option for parents looking for a Christ-centered education for their children in Kindergarten through 6th Grade.
TCS is distinct as the only Classical, University-Style school in the Houston area.
What does "Classical" mean?
“Classical” refers to the content and methods used for teaching. Unlike Progressive Education (which has only emerged in the past 100 years), Classical Christian Education provides a Christ-centered approach that develops wisdom in students through the three phases of Grammar School (grades K-4), Logic School (grades 5-8), and Rhetoric School (grades 9-12). The curriculum includes timeless works of literature, Fine Arts, Latin, as well as history, science, math, and language arts. Students memorize scripture, make presentations to their classmates, recite poetry, learn by singing and chanting, and cultivate a sense of wonder and delight in learning about God’s world.
What do you mean by "University-Style"?
“University-Style” refers to how the school structures its week. The schedule resembles that of a university where students attend some days on-campus at Bethel, and learn at home on the other days. Students attend class with professional teachers on Monday and Wednesday, and then receive detailed at-home assignments to complete under the guidance of a parent. The University Style is also called a “hybrid” or “blended” model, since it combines aspects of homeschooling and private Christian schooling. Because parents share some of the teaching, the cost of attending TCS is lower than other private schools. Tuition and fees range from $3,000 to $4,000 per year, depending on grade level and optional courses.
Where can I learn more?
Enrollment is open for Fall 2012 and Bethel families are welcome to learn more about the school at the monthly Information Meeting. For details, visit tcshouston.org.