In 1839 by immigrants seeking the free practice of their religion, founded Freistadt (“free-city”) beginning with a church and school. In 2012, Trinity’s commitment to underserved populations led the church to focus on refugee Karenni who were immigrating from Myanmar and Thailand; this ministry also led the school to enter into the ‘choice’ program. While this move bolstered ministry opportunities, some families also left. The 2017-2018 school year marked the lowest enrollment in school history: 121 students. Thanks to a radical change in culture, vision, and standards, the school opened the 2021-2022 school year having grown 122% with 270 students; the school projects 300+ for ’22-’23.
For ’22-’23, three (3) new classroom spaces will be built/renovated within the existing campus, including the addition of an eighteen (18) digital keyboard piano lab. Funds for this project were (in part) acquired at Trinity’s first-annual School Gala on October 9th, 2021 where the school grossed over $162,000.
To accommodate the increase in the number of children and added services, our 5-year strategic plan includes a proposed capital campaign that will significantly increase the square footage of the campus, allowing the school to double in size over the next 5 years and account for additional programming, extra-curricular activities, etc.