Trinitas Christian School was established in the Fall of 1999 as a private, Christ-centered school committed to providing a classical and biblically-based education to Christian families. Several dedicated families (Dr. and Mrs. Gary Cumberland, Dr. and Mrs. Edward Noland, Mr. and Mrs. George Suffern, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth V. Trotter) sought God for direction and prayed that He would provide the necessary resources for their children and other like-minded families to experience the benefits offered by the classical method of education. Following the acquisition of an Administrator/Principal and the establishment of the Board of Governors, the task of locating the site for this ministry was initiated. On Tuesday July 6, 1999 the site of Northeast Presbyterian Church was approved and therefore designated as Trinitas Christian School.
On August 23, 1999 Trinitas Christian School began its first year of ministry. Northwest Florida’s first classical school welcomed twenty-seven enthusiastic students in K-5 through sixth grade. It was a wonderful year in which students learned and loved learning. The Lord continued to bless this ministry by increasing our enrollment to fifty-four students the second year and meeting our every need. As growth occurred in our student population and as course offerings were added, it became apparent that a larger and better designed facility would be required. Through God’s direction and generosity such a place was found in Summit Park United Methodist Church, now Cokesbury United Methodist Church at Summit. On Friday, June 1, 2001 this site became Trinitas’ new home.
During four years at Cokesbury at Summit, God blessed Trinitas with an ever-increasing number of students. In the fall of 2004, Hurricane Ivan caused extensive damage to the facility. East Hill Baptist Church graciously allowed Trinitas to use the upper level of their education wing for the use of the secondary school. In the beginning months of 2005, due to the increasing number of students and the desire to expand further, the Board of Governors made the decision to build a new facility. To that end, property was purchased on Johnson Avenue in Pensacola, and construction began in the spring of that year. In a few months, the labors of many transformed an unattended copse into a 24,000 square foot building dedicated to the education of children for the glory of Christ and the building of the church universal. The first day of school in the new building, October 10, 2005, was a day of great rejoicing and thanksgiving for God’s grace.
By and through God’s grace the founding members and Trinitas Christian Board of Governors humbly accept the vision God has placed in their hearts and look forward to the challenges and victories that lie ahead. United we stand on the premise that Under the Divine Will of God it Thrives and through faith believe that Trinitas Christian School is God’s will.
“Trinitas fits my vision for our children and family”. -Trinitas parent