Our Mission: "Sharing Christ's Story with Love"
Our Vision, as Follows:
PurposeThe members of Trinity believe the school to be essential in carrying out God's command regarding the Christian training of children. They also want to assure themselves and their children of the blessings God has promised to those who give their children a Christ-centered education.
John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" gives Trinity Lutheran School the framework to train a child to a life of service and dedication to God.
Our purpose then is:
to strengthen children in their faith that they may grow in knowledge of their Savior, in love for Him, and service to Him.
to help children discover and develop their God-given talents and abilities, that they might use them to His glory and for the benefit of their fellow man.
to maintain high standards of early childhood, elementary, and junior high school education integrated with and related to the teaching of God's Word for the development of the whole child.
to develop the kind of Christian character which will make the graduates of our school leaders in the church, in the community, and in the world of tomorrow.
Our CredoWe believe that Christian education is a vital aspect of God's mission commanded by Him to the church through the Great Commission recorded in Matthew 28:19-20. We believe that effective education is carried on through quality learning programs that relate the Christian faith to every aspect of life. We believe that Christian education is unique because:
- Christian education views the pupil as a person redeemed by Christ.
- Christian education carries out God's command to teach.
- Christian education is empowered by the Holy Spirit for accomplishing its purposes.
We believe that the Lutheran School's uniqueness lies in teaching Lutheran doctrine according to the precepts of the Lutheran Confessions.
Our Core Values
+ Jesus + Scripture + Prayer + Faith in Action + People + Relationships + Spiritual Growth +From the very beginning, the members of Trinity Lutheran Church have held it as a cherished duty to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Rev. A. Claus, the first pastor, assisted the members in the founding of Trinity Lutheran School.
The congregation erected a separate school building which was dedicated in October.
The red-brick, single story section was built. Located on Deshon Street, this building housed the junior high classrooms, school office, band, and custodial rooms until its demolition in September, 1988.
A two story, six classroom addition is erected which connected the church and 1948 section of the school.
Trinity saw tremendous growth in the 1960's. Seven new classrooms, the Research Center, the preschool, and kindergarten classrooms were dedicated in the fall.
The building program continued with the dedication of two new classrooms, the Youth Room, and the Gymnasium in September.
Trinity congregation embarked on a tremendously ambitious 5.5 million dollar building program which has added significant new sections to the church and school complex. This program was centered on the theme "Growing By His Grace.”
The congregation completed an extensive renovation of the Gymnasium.
A new Child Care Program was started to serve families within the congregation as well as the community of Utica in Christian education.
A Summer Camp and Enrighment program began, combined with our Child Care. We also started up a Talented and Gifted Program for the children of the school. Enrollment in the school grew to over 500 children.
Trinity congregation embarked on another ambitious 2.1 million dollar building program, to include four new classrooms, a computer lab, rooms for Junior and Senior High and college-age youth, a new school office, an expanded art room, a new north entrance, and an accessory building. Also, a new east parking lot, a new nursery, latchkey rooms, child care classrooms, and storage areas. All of this included the completion of the third floor, constructed in 1988.