Welcome to Trinity Oaks Christian Academy!
We believe that when you visit our campus, you will feel a sense of belonging and community that is evident among our students and faculty. We would love to meet you, and we invite you to visit us. We host Welcome Wednesday Tours and a number of admissions events throughout the year, planned especially for prospective families like yours.
GENERAL ADMISSIONS STANDARDS:
The mission of Trinity Oaks Christian Academy is to partner with the Christian home and church in the training of children, maximizing their potential to lead Christian lives according to biblical standards. Trinity Oaks will accomplish this mission by providing a challenging Christ-centered education; instilling Christ-like character and conduct in students through training, example, and study of Gods’ Word; teaching an approach to life from a biblical perspective; and encouraging the development of each student’s God-given gifts and talents. Our admissions policy reflects the philosophy of our school. Each applicant is asked to visit and be a part of our school for an entire day. We strive to enroll students who exhibit the biblical values of showing care and concern for others in our school community as well as demonstrate enthusiasm for learning. Admissions criteria include, but are not limited to, Christian testimony of family, church involvement of family, commitment to the Trinity Oaks mission, Christian service, academic assessment, behavioral/emotional history, student attitude, classroom visitation feedback, family interview, and sibling enrollment at Trinity Oaks. Students entering must provide copies of recent standardized test scores with their application and be tested for appropriate grade placement. Trinity Oaks Christian Academy is not equipped with the resources required to serve children who are seeking to be admitted into special education programs. The first quarter is considered a trial period for all new students.
PRESCHOOL — the child must be three years of age on or before September 1 to be eligible for admittance in August of that year. The child must be toilet trained before starting preschool. An official copy of the student's birth certificate, physical exam and record of immunization is required.
PRE-KINDERGARTEN — the child must be four years of age on or before September 1 to be eligible for admittance in August of that year. An official copy of the student’s birth certificate, physical exam and record of immunizations is required. A developmental screening will be administered.
KINDERGARTEN — the child must be five years of age on or before September 1 to be eligible for admittance in August of that year. An official copy of the student’s birth certificate, current physical, record of immunizations, dental exam and eye exam form are required. All students entering kindergarten must be assessed to ascertain their readiness for the kindergarten program.
FIRST GRADE — the child entering first grade must be six years of age on or before September 1 of the year entering school. An official copy of the student’s birth certificate, current physical exam, and record of immunizations are required. All first-graders must be assessed to ascertain their readiness for the first grade program. Trinity Oaks Christian Academy reserves the right to place the student in the appropriate grade.
TRANSFER — the student applying for grades 2-12 must provide copies of previous standardized test scores and report cards. Students applying for grades 6-12 will be interviewed by the Head of School. Students will start class only after all necessary forms, testing and fees have been presented. Trinity Oaks reserves the right to assess prospective students as needed to ascertain grade level readiness. Students will be placed in the grade most appropriate for them according to their maturity, ability, achievement, and other factors.
Illinois state law requires all new and transferring students have a current physical exam and submit records prior to enrollment.