Admission Questions

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: At what age can my child attend TCA?

    Students applying for Pre-K must be 4 years old on or before September 1 of the entering year.

    Students applying for kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the entering year.
  • Q: Can my child schedule an on-campus visit?

    Yes, students are welcome to "shadow" a Trinity student for half a day. We love to show off our students. Please call the appropriate school office to arrange your visit. Your child must have an application on file with the Admission office to schedule a visit.
  • Q: Is it possible to enter TCA mid-year?

    We may take mid-year students if they are appropriate candidates and there are spaces available.
  • Q: Do I need additional letters of recommendation?

    No, apart from the required teacher, pastor/director and pastor recommendations, which are included in the admission application, we will not accept other letters of endorsement.
  • Q: What are the criteria used for making admission decisions?

    The Admission Committee considers the following:
    1. Families who are growing in their personal walk with the Lord and involved in their local church. At least one parent must be a Christian and students in grades 9-12 must also be Christians.
    2. Students whose academic records demonstrate proven capability to succeed in our program. Trinity requires that students score at grade level or above on the admission test.
    3. Students’ whose recommendations show a behavioral history that is in harmony with the behavioral expectations of Trinity Christian Academy.
  • Q: Are siblings guaranteed placement?

    No. Although in our desire to keep families together, we do give priority consideration to both current Trinity families, as well as alumni. All applicants must meet our qualifications to be considered for admission to Trinity Christian Academy.
  • Q: When is the admission decision made?

    The Admission Committees meet during mid-February, and the notification of their decision is sent by the end of February.
  • Q: What is your wait pool, and how is it managed?

    Our wait pool is made up of qualified applicants for whom there were no available spots. Our wait pool is not a “list” with a position ranking (1, 2, 3, etc.,) but rather a “pool” of applicants. Should an opening become available, the Admission Committee will convene, review all applicants and select the most appropriate candidate for the opening. Applicants in the wait pool will need to go through the application process again for the following school year.
  • Q: How do I apply for financial aid?

    Financial aid is awarded strictly according to financial need. Information on how to apply can be found on the Student Tuition Aid tab. Additional questions may be directed to Brian Rodriguez.

General Questions

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Do your students wear uniforms?

    Yes. Because we believe appearance reflects values and affects behavior, uniforms are an important tool in creating the appropriate tone of our learning environment. However, each school offers many opportunities for more casual or individual dress.
  • Q: What are school hours for Lower School, Middle School and Upper School?

    • Lower School
    Monday-Thursday 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Fridays 8:15 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.
    *After School Care is available Monday-Thursday from 3:20-6 p.m. and Friday from 1:25-5:30 p.m.

    • Middle School
    Fifth- and sixth-grade: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3:25 p.m., Fridays  8 a.m.- 1:25 p.m.
    Seventh- and eighth-grade: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Fridays  8 a.m.- 1:20 p.m. 
    *After School Care is available Monday-Thursday from 3:20-6 p.m. and Friday from 1:25-5:30 p.m.

    • Upper School
    Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m.- 1:45 p.m.
  • Q: Do you have an athletic program?

    Absolutely! We compete in TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) 6A District. With over 30 years of a successful tradition of athletics, Trinity offers 21 varsity and 19 middle school boys and girls sports. We consistently bring home district and state championships in many of our programs. Choose from football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, track, cross-country, soccer, wrestling, swimming, golf, softball, cheerleading or drill team.
  • Q: Do you provide after school care?

    Yes, we do. There is adult supervised care Monday-Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. On Friday, the entire school dismisses at 1:30 p.m., and after school care ends at 5:30 p.m. There is a $10/hr. charge for each student and a late pick-up charge of $1.00 per minute after 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5:30 on Friday.
  • Q: To what colleges are your graduates accepted?

    Students have been accepted to such colleges and universities as University of Texas, Texas A&M, Rice, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Baylor, Davidson, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Southern California, University of Chicago, Samford, Wheaton, Duke, West Point Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and Notre Dame. Additionally, our graduates collectively receive more than $5 million each year in scholarships and grants.

Additional questions?

If you have additional questions, please contact Shannon Frantz in our Admission Office.
Trinity Christian Academy is a private coeducational school for grades PreK–12 which offers Christian families and their children a demanding, college preparatory curriculum within a Christian community committed to integrating Biblical faith and learning.