VISION & MISSION
Empowering Families, Enriching Minds, Distinctly Different
Who We Are
Trinity Academy is a classical, Christian, hybrid model school established as a gift-supported mission (unaffiliated with
any one denomination) in west central Illinois to partner with Christian families in the education of their children. As a
school, Trinity Academy adheres to what is held in common by the historic Christian churches for the sake of the Gospel
without denominational bias. Trinity Academy leaves final doctrinal teachings to the family and local church while
holding that which unifies us to be greater than that which divides us.
The mission of Trinity Academy is to provide classical education combining Christ-centered focus with
academic excellence. (Proverbs 2:6)
Trinity Academy will be a beacon of hope in the community as we strive to nurture joyful children whose
hearts are inspired to love God and mankind; whose minds can discern what is true, good, and beautiful; and who
speak with eloquence to boldly proclaim and defend Truth. Our legacy will be their devoted lives marked by
compassion, integrity, and a continued longing for knowledge and God’s wisdom as they bear Christ’s image in the
• WONDER-We will encourage and model wonder in order to cultivate gratitude and forge a deep desire to
• RESPONSIBILITY-We will embrace our responsibilities by facing any challenge, failure or success with
a courageous spirit.
• WISDOM-We will honor the wisdom of those who have come before us and build our own, going beyond
the mastery of facts into rich conversations and life application.
• KINDNESS-We will train our hearts inwardly and behave outwardly with kindness.
• INTEGRITY-We will be honest in our words, strong in our wills and fair in our deeds, always striving to
display Jesus Christ, who is the perfect picture of integrity.
• LEGACY-We will treasure the bonds of physical and spiritual family to hone a legacy that is a blessing.
Statement of Faith (the Nicene Creed)
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light
from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were
made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin
Mary and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On
the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right
hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the
Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy
catholic** and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the
resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
** Denotes “universal” rather than referencing a denomination or religion.