What is the mission of Trinity Lutheran School? 

Trinity Lutheran School exists to develop well-rounded lifetime Christian disciples.

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Do you have to be Lutheran to attend your school?

No, we have families from many different faith backgrounds.  We share the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ from a Lutheran perspective.  Currently about 77% of our student body is Lutheran; 18% from other Christian denominations and 5% list no church affiliation.

Is religion taught on a daily basis?

Daily religion classes are part of our curriculum.  We have a weekly chapel service on Wednesday mornings for the entire school.  Chapel is at 8:30 every Wednesday.

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Is there help available for students who struggle academically?

Our  KEY Program is designed to help students who have an IEP (service plan), as well as those who have other academic needs.  Mrs. Heather Hoffman is our KEY Program Coordinator, and works with a variety of other professionals to assist students as-needed.

Trinity does participate in the federal Hot Lunch Program.  Students my purchase a hot lunch or bring a sack lunch from home.  Lunch prices are re-evaluated each year.

Do you have a hot lunch program? 

Before school care hours are from 7-8 AM and after school care is from 3 – 5:30 PM.  More information is available on the Extended Care webpage

Is before and after school care available?

We do NOT have bus transportation available.  We have students from all areas of Bloomington and Normal and several surrounding communities.  Some parents arrange for car pools and we would be happy to share information about other families who live in your area.

Do you have bus transportation?

Students in grades 5-8 can participate in the following athletic activities:
Girls:  Soccer, cross country, volleyball (fall); basketball or cheerleading (winter); track (spring)
Boys:  Baseball, cross country, soccer (fall); basketball or cheerleading (winter); track (spring)

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Do you offer extra-curricular athletic activities?

For students with an interest in drama, we present a spring play each school year.  Students in grades 6-8 are given the opportunity to participate in the play. We also offer a Scholastic Bowl team for grades 6-8, and Chess Club for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. 

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Are there non-athletic extra curricular opportunities available?

Students in grades K-6 have weekly music classes taught by our music teacher.  Students in grades 3-5 have an option to participate in our "SonShine Choir" which practices during the school day.  All students in grades 7-8 participate in our Junior High Choir which practices twice a week during the school day.  Beginning in 5th grade students can participate in our band program which practices twice a week.  Our band teacher also gives small group lessons during the week.

Do you have a music program?


Trinity Lutheran Church is very supportive of Christian education and financially supports 25% of the cost of education per child for community members and 50% of the cost of education per child for members of Trinity.  Tuition is less for Trinity members because Trinity members also support the ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church through their offerings.

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Why do Trinity Lutheran Church members pay less tuition than non-members?

There is a limited amount of financial aid available for students in grades K-8.  Applications are available in the office.  Aid is based on financial need of the family and is limited to the amount of scholarship money available in the church scholarship fund.

Is there any financial aid available for families who cannot afford full tuition?

What are the physical characteristics of the school building?

Our school building was completed in January of 2003.  The 57,000 square foot building is climate controlled with fresh air continually circulating throughout the building. There are 22 individual classrooms; a music room; a computer lab; an art room, a library, and a dividable gymnasium.

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We have an active PTL (Parent-Teacher League) and also encourage parent volunteers in our lunch room, office, and classrooms.  Also, our annual auction is completely parent/volunteer driven.

Are there opportunities for parent involvement?

Trinity Lutheran School does not do any door-to-door fundraising.  We participate in a gift certificate program throughout the year where parents purchase gift certificates through the school from national and local businesses.  The school purchases the certificates at a discounted rate.  Our major fund raiser is an annual auction held in the spring of each year.  Funds raised at the auction are used to purchase larger items that are not included in the general budget.

Does the school do any fund raising?

Our 7th and 8th graders receive Spanish instruction for one semester each year.

Do you offer any foreign languages?