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It is our privilege to introduce your family to Trinity Christian School of Carbondale. Making decisions about your child’s education is never easy. Finding a place where your values are reinforced, where your child will feel safe, where he or she can learn in a supportive and challenging environment and where your child will be loved and encouraged can feel like a daunting task.


While we cannot make this important decision for you, we are excited to share with you the option of a high quality Christian education. Our caring and dedicated faculty and staff work every day to give students at Trinity Christian School a Christ-centered education that enables each of them to reach their full potential in a safe and loving atmosphere.


The Bible is a central part of our program, but our commitment to providing a Christian education goes beyond the classroom. We encourage, model and inspire discipleship in our students through the lives of our faculty and staff and through mission opportunities our students are given.

We invite you to learn more about the school by visiting us and taking a tour of the school.

Thank you for your interest in Trinity Christian School. We look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to the Falcon Family.



Phil Bankester


Trinity School History


Trinity Christian School was established as Covenant Christian School for K-8th grade in 1980 and has served the greater Carbondale area since that time.  Trinity High School was formed in 1991 as a college preparatory institution for grades 9-12.  In 2000, the two schools merged to what is now know as Trinity Christian School.

In the summer of 2018, Trinity began the K3 program. Trinity now offers classes from K3 - 12th grade! 

Trinity School History

Why Trinity?

If you are interested in a school which provides instruction from a biblical worldview and upholds a high standard of excellence, Trinity Christian School may be for you.


Trinity emphasizes a classical perspective in education equipping students with time-honored basic skills which provide tools for successful college study and life-long learning. 


Trinity’s  academic curriculum consists of:

· Bible

· History

· English

· Phonics

· Literature

· Foreign Language

· Logic

· Rhetoric

· Math

· Science

· Music

· Art

· Drama

· Technology


Trinity is committed to using the highest quality Christian educational resources.  With its biblical worldview, the course material of every subject is integrated with the truth of Scripture.  Our instruction emphasizes a classical perspective that equips students with the time--honored basic skills of language, literature, and communication.  Textbooks are chosen from various publishers including Purposeful Design, Saxon Math, A Beka, Pearson, Bob Jones, and Hand Writing without Tears. 

Why Trinity?

Our Vision

Trinity Christian School provides a high standard of academic excellence from a Christian worldview for grades K3-12.  Our goal is to provide support to Christian families and their churches in educating students for lifelong learning and communicating the truth of Christ to the world through non-denominational instruction.  Our theme verse is John 17:17, “Thy word is truth.”  Incorporating this into our instruction, we seek to graduate young men and women who know and love truth and can communicate it clearly through their words and actions.

Our Vision

Child Safety


Nothing is more important than your child's safety.  We strive to take all necessary precautions to keep your child as safe as humanly possible!  Any visitor to our school MUST sign in at the office and wear a "Visitor" badge while here.  This includes parents dropping off or picking up their children between 8:15 am &  3 pm.  Every faculty/staff member is required to wear an ID badge at all times.  This is so students know who to trust in an emergency. 

Child Safety

Trinity Christian School

Statement of Faith


  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21).  The Scriptures are most necessary for man’s salvation (2 Timothy 3:15) and well-being (2Timothy 3:16) and are sufficient to equip men for every good work (2 Timothy 3:17).


  •  We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30, 14:26).  Almighty God is Creator and Lord of all things in heaven and on earth, sovereign in creation, providence, and grace (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:18; Hebrews 1: 2-3).


  • We believe in the deity of Christ (John 1:1; 10:30; Philippians 2:6), His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35), His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 7:26), His miracles (John 2:11, 3:2; Hebrews 2:4), His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9), His resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4), His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19), and His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).


  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, Who indwells, baptizes, seals, empowers, guides, teaches, and sanctifies all who become children of God through Christ.  (1 Corinthians 6:11, 19, 12:13; Ephesians 3:16, 4:30, 5:18; Romans 8:14).


  • We believe in the creation and fall of man, that man was a direct creation of God in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-28, 2:7, 18-24) and by disobedience to the will of God became a sinful creature and progenitor of a fallen race. (Genesis 3:1-24, 5:3, Romans 3:23), and is under the righteous judgment and wrath of God (Romans 1:18, 3:19).


  • We believe in salvation by grace through faith, that salvation is the free gift of God (Romans 3:24, 6:23), and received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in whom all true believers have as a present possession the gift of eternal life (John 3:16, Acts 16:30-31, 1 John 5:13) and apart from Christ, salvation is not possible (John 14:6, Acts 4:12).


  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28).


  • We believe in righteous living and good works, not as the procuring cause of salvation in any sense, but as its proper evidence and fruit (Titus 2:14, 1 John 3:9-11, 4:19, 5:4), renouncing a self-centered life which includes homosexuality, fornication, and adultery (1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Timothy 1:8-11, Romans 1:18-32).


  • We believe that the family unit is instituted by God with man and woman being united as one flesh for life (Genesis 2:21-24; Mark 10:6-9). We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. The rejection of one's biological gender is a rejection of the image of God within that person. (Genesis 1:26-27) 


  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (John 5:28-29).


  • We believe in the personality of Satan and other spirit beings, both good and evil. (Romans 16:20, John 8:44, Mark 1:34, Jude 9, Hebrews 1:6)


*Scriptures are representative not exhaustive.

Statement of Faith
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