Trinity School of Frederick is committed to being a strong witness of Judeo-Christian traditions while honoring and respecting the diverse religion traditions of its students.
The Trinity School Prayer
Thank you Lord, for this fine day
And for three special things we pray:
Bless our families, bless our friends,
Bless our school.
Help us Lord, to be like you,
Loving, kind and forgiving too. Amen.
Chapel is held each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. throughout the year, and the entire school community attends. Chapel is a time when students and faculty come together to worship through prayer, song, and scripture lessons. Chapel services are led primarily by area clergy from the Episcopal and Lutheran churches and parents are always welcome to participate in this important part of the school week.
In keeping with the mission of Trinity, the religion program reinforces and continues to educate our students on what it means to be a part of a caring community of faith. This is done through various activities in both chapel and religion class. Once a week, students gather for a chapel service led by a member of the clergy from Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick or from the clergy of the Frederick Regional Council of Episcopal Churches for a shared time of Christian worship and learn about God's love for us. Students actively participate in these services through readings, prayers, and musical offerings.
The classroom curriculum includes specific units for each grade as well as ongoing education on the elements of being a community of faith (prayer, worship, and community service). All teaching is from a strong commitment to Judeo-Christian traditions while honoring and respecting the diverse religious traditions of our students. Classes learn about and participate in service to others through many experiences both in and out of the classroom.
Lower school students attend religion class once a week for 45 minutes. Lessons include reading, discussion, art, music, and other hands-on activities. Using the Old and New Testament Bible stories about people and their relationship with God, Kindergarten through Third Grade students learn about themselves, their place in the world, and respect and tolerance for all people. Fourth Grade examines The Bible as a document and learns how to apply some of its lessons to their daily lives. Fifth Grade focuses on the people who influenced Christianity as it spread through our country and its effect on our laws and traditions.
In addition to chapel, Middle School students attend religion classes once a week for sixty minutes. In Sixth and Seventh Grade, students study many of the world religions. They have the opportunity to examine the similarities and differences between various faiths. In Eighth Grade, students use The Bible to explore what scripture reveals about themselves, their faith, and how to live according to their faith in a complex world. Service learning is a large part of the Middle School curriculum. Students participate in projects that serve our school community, the community of Frederick, and the larger world outside of their communities.
The Trinity School Christmas Pageant
An important part of our school life is the preparation for and presentation of our annual Christmas Pageant. Generally scheduled for the final day before Christmas break, the pageant is a culmination of learning experiences that include the integration of graphic arts, music, drama, religion, and literature.
The spirit of community is celebrated as students, faculty, and volunteers work to bring the Christmas story to life and share it with parents, grandparents, friends, and members of our larger community.