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Trinity Classical School at Bethel

trinity classical school houston texasDid 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

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for Grades Kindergarten through 6th

Tuition is $1,600 per semester for a full course load of Math, Science, History & Bible, and Language Arts. There are two semesters per school year: Fall (Aug - Dec) and Spring (Jan - May).

Math and Science are available as a separate two-hour course block for $640 per semester.

Language Arts and History are available as a separate three-hour course block for $960 per semester.

Electives are available for $320 per course per semester. The electives for 2011-2012 are as follows:

  • Fine Arts (for Kindergarten only)
  • Song School Greek
  • Latin for Children

Fees for all grades

Application fee: $150 per family. This fee is due with the application, and is paid only once, prior to a student's first year at TCS.

Registration fee: $150 per student, with a $25 discount for each additional student from the same family. This fee is due upon registration to secure the child's place.

Family fee: $200 per year. This fee is due upon registration to secure the child's place.

Payment options

TCS supports two tuition payment options:

  1. Pay by month
    Four equal monthly payments for the Fall semester, beginning May 1.
    Four equal monthly payments for the Spring semester, beginning October 1.
  2. Pay by semester
    One payment for the Fall semester tuition, due June 1.
    A second payment for the Spring semester is due November 1.

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Our School Crest

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The Book represents the Word of God, upon which our teaching is based. The book also represents the importance of academic scholarship at TCS.

The Oak Tree represents Character Development. Students at TCS grow deep roots and learn to stay strong in their faith and values despite the winds and storms of life.

The Laurel Wreath represents Excellence in Student Activities. TCS students are challenged to grow and excel in extracurricular and leadership activities.