Trinity Lutheran School is a school primarily for training Christian children. We accept students both within Trinity's church congregation as well as those who are not. Trinity accepts students of any race, color, nationality, disability, and ethnic origin with all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, disability, or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, athletic, and other school administered programs.
Preschoolers for the 3-4's class must be age 3 on or before August 1st. Preschoolers for the 4-5's class must be age 4 on or before August 1st.
All Kindergarten children must be age 5 on or before August 1st.
All children entering 1st grade must be age 6 on or before August 1st.
All children enrolled at Trinity must present evidence of proper immunization. Any child not showing evidence of completed immunizations as required by State of MO will not be permitted to start school.
A copy of each child's birth certificate is required upon Admission.
Children enrolling in grades 1 - 8 must present the last report card, or other standardized test record, and other educational records from the school previously attended.
Please fill out the Master Record Information Form below and return to TLS.
All children of school age have the privilege of enrolling in our school. The Kindergarten through 8th grade classes have a limit of 20 students, unless Student Academic Needs warrant a Teacher Aide, or a Part Time Teacher. Children entering kindergarten must have reached the age of five years prior to August 1st, in order to be eligible to attend school. 3 & 4 year old Preschool enrollment of up to 12 per class unless more staff is available.
Since Trinity Lutheran School is a vital part of the overall ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church, Alma, Missouri, the support of the school is looked upon as the responsibility of the entire congregation. The school is largely dependent upon the congregation for its support, and a large portion of the congregational budget is designated for the school. We also welcome and encourage families who are not members of Trinity to enroll their children in the school. In fact, the majority of students at Trinity are of other congregations or dominations, and from locations other than Alma.
The actual cost per pupil for calendar year 2017 was $7254.00. Since we wish to make a Christian education in our school available to those who desire it, financial assistance may be available to families in need. The financial assistance allows students, regardless of financial means, to attend the school. The 2018-2019 Trinity member child is $1150, the second Trinity member child is $750, and for the third Trinity member child it is $270. The tuition rates for preschool are $250.00 per month for the 4 year-old program and $85.00 per month for the 3 year-old program.
All families who desire reduced tuition rates must show just reason for not being able to pay the full-tuition amount. This should be similar to that information required for the reduced/free lunch program, or information required by other institutions, which offer financial aid. Any financial assistance is to be approved by the Principal and Pastor.