About TCA

Founded on the purpose of educating and developing the whole person for the glory of God, we believe there’s more for us to do than simply teach and ultimately, there’s more for our children to do than simply learn. Within these walls, there’s more than just books and technology, more than just athletics and arts. We invite you to delve into our website and learn more about all that TCA has to offer.  

Philosophy

“Educating and developing the whole person for the glory of God” (Colossians 2:8)
 

History 

Founded in 1970, TCA was started by a small group of parents who were committed to building a school with a strong curriculum within a framework of traditional Christian values. TCA opened with 80 students, grades nine through twelve, and its first graduating class had one senior. In 1976, the growing school moved to the Town of Addison, which at the time only had a few houses, no water or sewage hook-ups and plenty of sorghum fields.

Today, TCA is one of the largest, single-campus, preK-12 schools in the country, serving over 1,400 students on a 40+ acre campus. The school is fully accredited, and TCA graduates are accepted to a wide variety of colleges and universities, including the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Our families attend over 197 different churches, representing 22 different Christian denominations and religious groups.

What we believe

Fast Facts

 PreK-12 independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school founded in 1970; evangelical, interdenominational; selective admission

1,440+

Student body

160

Teaching faculty

$1.6

Million in financial aid awards

11:1

Student/teacher ratio

21

Varsity sports and 19 Middle School sports

65+

Over 65 clubs, activities and leadership opportunities, preK–12

20,000

Over 20,000 hours of community service by Upper School students annually

55

AP/honors classes offered

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees, under the headship of Christ, is responsible for safeguarding and ensuring adherence to the mission of the school; conducting long-term strategic planning for the school; oversight of the school’s financial well-being, setting and overseeing the school’s major policies and hiring, guiding and evaluating the board’s single employee, the Head of School. The Board of Trustees is a policy-making, strategic governing board and is not responsible for or involved in the day-to-day operation of the school. The Head of School is the chief executive officer of the school and is responsible for all operational decisions, including hiring and developing faculty and staff, overseeing school discipline, developing curriculum and co-curricular programs and carrying out the daily management of the school.

The Board of Trustees is made up of volunteers who serve as ambassadors, strategic advisors, policymakers and guardians of the school’s mission:

  • Stacey Doré, Chair
  • Deric Eubanks, Vice Chair
  • Mark Dyer, Past Chair
  • David Harper
  • Wendy Hermes
  • Craig Wenning

Accreditations

 Trinity Christian Academy is accredited by or a member of  the following organizations:

  • CESA
  • Cognia
  • Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
  • The College Board
  • National and Texas Association of College Admission Counselors
  • Texas Association of Nonpublic Schools
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals