A K–8 Education

Trinity Lutheran School has been providing a Christ-centered education to the surrounding community since 1946. We pride ourselves in being able to offer families a personalized education for their children that meets the spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of every student.  

We emphasize building foundations in all that we do, and we cap our enrollment at 15 students per classroom.

Our Curriculum

Our program meets the educational standards of the state of Colorado and is accredited through National Lutheran Schools. And while our curriculum serves as the foundation of our instruction, we recognize that our teachers have a gift of teaching and give them authority to “teach outside of the box” in their respective classrooms. Many of our teachers bring in outside materials to enhance student experience and bring learning to life.

We recognize that religion is more than just theory; it is our daily living as children of God. Throughout our day to day successes and challenges, we keep Christ in the center of all that we do.

Our religion classes are based on the Voyages curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. This material, based on the Bible, follows the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s beliefs, and includes age-appropriate activities and discussion starters.

All students attend weekly chapel services in which different classes take turns leading and serving.

Reading/Language Arts
Our new reading and language arts curriculum for young elementary students, Journeys from Houghton Mifflin, takes a whole language approach to teaching and learning. Reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and handwriting (cursive) are intertwined within the curriculum.

Our middle school curriculum, Collections by Houghton Mifflin, focuses more on reading and comprehension. We use the Saxon series to teach grammar conventions.

At all levels, our teachers incorporate novel and poetry units where appropriate.

Our Saxon math series features an incremental structure that distributes content throughout the year. This integrated and connected approach provides deep, long-term mastery of the content and skills.

In science, teachers create thematic units based on Core Knowledge topics that develop critical thinking and research skills while helping students curate a broad understanding of scientific phenomena. Our fully functioning science lab offers hands-on learning experiences and keeps students engaged in a variety of activities.

Social Studies
Thematic study units from Core Knowledge help students develop critical thinking and research skills as they dig deeper into history and geography.

Every student also participates in physical education, music, and art twice a week.