About Our School

Elementary Through Middle School

Trinity Lutheran School provides a strong academic and Christ-centered education to all the students who attend the school. The Mission of Trinity Lutheran School is to provide a Christ centered environment in which students perform at or above grade level in the core subject areas. The students are becoming young men and women who make decisions based on God’s Law and Gospel. They are learning to communicate and reflect God’s love and forgiveness. The students are encouraged to continue to grow spiritually and to apply God’s Word in their daily lives. 

Each class at Trinity Lutheran works to develop a strong sense of Christian community and commitment to serving others by adopting special projects at Christmas and throughout the year. Students collect coats for needy children, gather Christmas gifts and food for needy families in the surrounding areas of Paso Robles, participate in a canned food drive at Thanksgiving, and share of themselves through word and song in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Most importantly, the students at Trinity Lutheran learn to pray for one another and to support their schoolmates when times are difficult for a particular student.

Trinity Lutheran provides a challenging cohesive curriculum that is consistent with the standards set by the State of California and is in alignment with the Core Knowledge Sequence.

Core Knowledge curriculum is specifically implemented in the areas of Science, History, and the Fine Arts. The math and reading/literature curriculum is also aligned with the Core content. The Core Knowledge Sequence is a guide to coherent content from grade to grade, designed to encourage steady academic progress as children build their own knowledge and skills from one grade to the next. Trinity Lutheran graduates attend local high schools, both private and public, where they perform successfully. Many enter Honors and AP programs offered at the high schools.

Students are given a strong academic education. Students are encouraged to seek awareness of and value diversity, to demonstrate literacy and listening skills and to articulate their ideas effectively, clearly and creatively. The students are also given the opportunity to work collaboratively and to set appropriate goals for themselves. The students must also learn to analyze and apply new information and develop and implement strategies to solve various problems through leading chapel, Student Council, Family Groups and classroom simulations. 

Age of Admission

Limited enrollment space is still available for the 2023-2024 school year. Children of any religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin are welcome to pursue their educational and spiritual exploration at Trinity.

Grade LevelAge Requirement
Toddlers2 years on or before September 1
3’s3 years on or before September 1
Pre-K4 years on or before September 1
TK5 years prior to January 1
Kindergarten5 years on or before September 1
1st Grade6 years on or before September 1 OR Completed Kindergarten
2nd-8th GradeCompleted previous grade level

Enrollment Process (For Kindergarten through 8th grade)

  1. Application for enrollment
  2. Evaluation Permission Form with $25.00 fee and make an appointment for an assessment.
  3. Copy of the Official Birth Certificate- This is not the hospital issued record of birth, but a copy of the official birth certificate from the Office of Vital Records in the county of birth.
  4. Signed release form from previous school.
  5. Teacher Evaluation Form- Parent/Guardian are submit this form to the student’s current or most recent teacher. The teacher is asked to mail the completed forms directly to TLS within 15 business days.
  6. Contact our Principal to schedule an interview.

Upon Acceptance

Submit the Non-Refundable Annual Registration Materials Fee along with the following support documents. It is important to submit this in a timely manner as it verifies your commitment to send your child to Trinity and allows the school to plan accordingly as limited space in available in each class. Once we have received your application and collect the registration fees, your child is considered an “enrolled” student.

Support Documents:

  1. Identification and Emergency Information
  2. Student Release Form/ Medication Administration
  3. Financial Agreement
  4. Proof of California Health Requirements (Immunization Information)

Other Forms/ Procedures (if applicable)

  1. Report of Health Examination for School Entry- Kindergarten Only
  2. Parent Statement (Grades 6-8)
  3. Morning and Afternoon Extended Care Form
  4. Parent Consent for Administration of Medications Medication Chart
  5. Custody Restrictions/Orders
  6. Any pertinent information (medical, special needs, or other) that would be helpful for the school.