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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.

Welcome from the Headmaster

Useful Information

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  • A Diverse Community

    “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity.” Psalm 133:1
    Trinity Christian Academy has been established for the purpose of “educating and developing the whole person for the glory of God.” Within this calling is the mandate to not only respect diversity, but to reflect it, as well. Christ intends for us to be a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-national body of believers. We believe it is our purpose, therefore to create an environment in which all believers, regardless of race, color, national origin, economic status or physical ability, can pursue knowledge and personal development as they strive to become all God intends them to be. We are committed to establishing a diverse community composed of believers who are united in their devotion to Jesus Christ, in their obedience to His Word, and in their willingness to serve one another.

    In order to maximize the learning of students and expose them to the diversity that exists in the culture at large, we seek to foster an understanding and appreciation of those elements in every culture, which enhance human dignity and are consistent with scriptural teaching. We are dedicated to expanding opportunities for Christians of all cultures, and ethnic backgrounds to attend Trinity Christian Academy, to be employed here, and to participate in the fellowship and mission to which we are called.

    Diversity is one of the core values upon which Trinity is built and is derived from a deep belief that diversity transforms a school into a place of understanding, acceptance, and authentic Christian love. We have an active student group, Cross Cultures, which partners with the Dallas Leadership Foundation , Choices Academy, West Dallas Community School, and St. Phillips School.
  • Accreditations

    Trinity Christian Academy is accredited by the following organizations:
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
    • The College Board
    • National and Texas Association of College Admissions Counselors
    • Texas Association of Nonpublic Schools
    • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Board of Trustees

    The Board of Trustees is responsible, under the headship of Christ, for all the activities of the school and will prayerfully seek the Lord’s help in carrying out its responsibilities.

    The Board shall act as the legislative body in formulating policy for the conduct of the school. The Board is directly responsible for approving the Mission Statement of the school and the policies under which the school operates; approving the Strategic Plan and overseeing its preparation and implementation; hiring the Headmaster; approving the annual operating budget (including the school calendar and tuition levels); approving major capital expenditures; and approving fundraising programs. The Board is responsible, through its oversight, for assuring that the curriculum and all of the activities of the school conform to the Mission Statement and the applicable policies of the school. The Board has delegated to the Headmaster the authority for the day-to-day operation of the school.

    Mark LaymanChairman
    David Harper
    Vice Chairman
    Stacey Dore
    Mark Dyer

    Christi Ferrell
    Matt Heidelbaugh
    Steve Novakovich
    Stephanie Polk
    Jeff Price
    Wesley Sneed

    The Board of Trustees welcomes your input; please contact tcatrustees@trinitychristian.org with your comments or suggestions.
  • Doctrinal Statement

    1. We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of both the Old and New Testaments, i.e. that the very words of the original Scriptures are infallible and inerrant and that they are our final and absolute authority in every area of life and knowledge.
    2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
    3. We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is both undiminished deity and genuine humanity in one person forever.
    4. We believe that God the Holy Spirit is a personal Being who convicts the world of sin and who regenerates, indwells, empowers, guides, and bestows spiritual gifts on believers, and who seals them eternally for God.
    5. We believe that man was created by a direct act of God in His image, not from previously existing life, that all men sinned in Adam (the historical father of the entire human race) and thus incurred both physical and spiritual death; and that all men have inherited a sinful nature.
    6. We believe that Jesus Christ died as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and that through faith in Him as Lord and Savior, we are declared righteous by God and are eternally secure in Christ.
    7. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, totally apart from human merit, and that the experience of regeneration produces a new creature in Christ.
    8. We believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead-physically and bodily and that He ascended in like form into heaven, where He continually ministers as our Great High Priest and Advocate.
    9. We believe that this age will be consummated by the literal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to this earth.
    10. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
    11. We believe that all believers are under the mandate of Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel to all the world.
  • Fast Facts

    ADDRESS 
    17001 Addison Road 
    Addison, TX 75001 
    COMMUNITY DATA 
    Located in the North Dallas suburb of Addison, a rapidly growing business and professional community.
    PHONE NUMBER 
    972-931-8325

    FAX 
    972-931-8923
    SCHOOL 
    Pre-K-12 independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school founded in 1970; evangelical, interdenominational; selective admission.
    HEADMASTER 
    David Delph
    STUDENT BODY 
    Total: 1,444
    Lower School - 456
    Middle School - 492
    Upper School – 496
    SCHOOL CODE 
    441-823
    TEACHING FACULTY 
    135
    CAMPUS 
    40+ acres
    FINANCIAL BUDGET 
    $21,000,000; Debt free
    ATHLETIC TEAMS 
    54
    STUDENTS ON FINANCIAL AID 
    8.0%
    FINE ARTS 
    Visual Arts, Drama, Band, Choir
    FINANCIAL AID AWARDS 
    $1,000,000

  • History

    In 1968, a small group of parents met together to share their common dreams and desires for a new school in Dallas that would better meet the needs of their children. They were committed to building a school where their children could receive a challenging curriculum within a framework of traditional Christian values.

    In 1970, their dreams became a reality as TCA opened its doors to eighty students in grades nine through twelve and its first graduating class of one senior. Due to the tremendous interest in the school, Trinity quickly outgrew its rented church facility and looked for a new campus location.

    Much to everyone’s surprise, in January 1976, TCA moved to a location far outside the city, the Town of Addison, which at that time, only had a few houses, no water or sewage hook-ups, and plenty of sorghum fields.

    As the Town of Addison, Dallas, and surrounding suburbs grew, so did Trinity Christian Academy. Those pioneering families and their children who so selflessly gave of their time, talent, and resources are astounded today to see how the school has grown and developed these past three decades.

    Today, Trinity Christian Academy is one of the largest single-campus, PreK-12 schools in the country serving over 1,500 students on a debt-free, 40+ acre campus. The school is fully accredited, K-12, by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. TCA's 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 in the metroplex, representing twenty-two different denominations and religious groups. More than 900 families come to our school from 34 different cities in the Dallas metroplex.
  • Mission

    Trinity Christian Academy is an independent 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.

Philosophy

“Developing the whole person for the Glory of God” (Col. 2:8)
 
Excellence
At TCA, our students are challenged academically through rigorous curriculum in 21st century classrooms. From Lower School through Middle School and into Upper School, we are dedicated to preparing our students to pursue higher education at the country’s most prestigious and challenging colleges and universities. 

Christ-centered
Our mission is to educate and develop the whole person for the glory of God. We integrate faith with learning because we believe God created us in His image to be lovers and learners of Him, of our neighbors and of all creation.
 
Community
Through a combination of called and caring teachers, low student turnover and active family involvement, the TCA experience is one of community. Families, faculty and students develop long-standing relationships built on a pursuit of excellence in every area and a shared commitment to Jesus Christ.
 
Tradition
With a storied history of academic, spiritual and athletic excellence, TCA offers an established record of students who excel beyond our walls. Our families value the foundation upon which our school was founded and remain committed to providing the exceptional TCA experience for future generations and to remaining a debt-free institution. Our influential alumni base remains connected to TCA and serves an integral role in our continued growth.

Non-Discriminatory Clause

Trinity Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
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.