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Fast Facts

 

TPCS serves over 600 students in Early Childhood-12th grade.

Our high school program has college preparatory emphasis; AP and dual-credit options available.

All classroom teachers are degreed; nearly 30% of teachers hold a masters degree.

TPCS is accredited as an Indiana Freeway school and by the Association of Christian Schools International and North Central Association. 

We offer smaller class sizes than many area schools.

TPCS administers the ISTEP+, PSAT, ILearn, ASVAB  and we are also a registered SAT testing site

Co-curricular subjects include Makerspace, art, library, P.E., band, choir, business, robotics and Spanish.

We offer a wide variety of after school clubs, summer camps, and an ever-expanding athletics program. Our high school athletics program is a member of IHSAA. 

Nutritious, hot lunches are prepared by our certified chef. Our high school business students run a cafe in the high school building. 

High school students enjoy exploratory travel options that include international travel, travel within the United States as well as local ministry opportunities.  

Before and after school care is available for Kindergarten-8th grade students. Before care starts at 7:00 a.m.; after care is available until 6:00 p.m. There is an hourly fee per child. After care is also available until 5:00pm for preschool students enrolled in class until 3:30pm.

We use a variety of printed resources. Our curriculum and resources align with Indiana’s educational standards. Some of our books come from Christian publishers, while others come from secular sources. However, each is reviewed with the perspective of the Biblical worldview in mind. 

Homework will be assigned as appropriate for the age and learning objectives of the particular subject. Homework is an opportunity for young learners to practice skills and expand on learning that happens in the classroom everyday. Teachers post homework assignments in Parents Web (Renweb). Parents can check on homework coming up or missed assignments on Parents Web.

We do not require uniforms. Full details regarding the dress code can be found in our Student/Parent Handbooks HERE

The Bible teaches that we are to dress with decency and propriety, so that our good deeds and character bring attention to the Lord instead of our clothing attracting attention to ourselves. With this in mind, all clothing must be modest.

Students are not to wear clothing that promotes values that conflict with the purpose and character of TPCS. Inappropriate clothing includes anything that promotes alcohol, satanic symbols, violence, indecency, vulgar language and people or groups that represent those outlooks. 

We believe the goal of Christian discipline is self-discipline under the influence of God’s Spirit in a person’s life. At TPCS, we work to help children establish and practice a personal behavior that is pleasing to God and beneficial to the child and all of those around him or her. Each teacher establishes a classroom discipline plan based on school standards. These standards and the procedures for discipline are more extensively defined in the Student/Parent Handbooks HERE.

TPCS utilizes formative and informative assessment data to drive the individual instructional needs for all students. Students receive enrichment, re-teach*, and remediation opportunities each day. Teachers are able to differentiate between re-teaching and corrective instruction** to best meet the academic needs of all learners. When necessary, interventions are offered in addition to the regular classroom instruction. Data is used to identify student for remediation and enrichment; it is not left to individual teachers to determine. All students that do not meet the established criteria for benchmark assessments are assigned to an intervention program. All assessments are followed by high quality, corrective instruction designed to remedy whatever learning errors the assessment identifies. Teachers will follow their assessments with instructional alternatives that present those concepts in new ways and engage students in different and more appropriate learning experiences. 

*Re-teaching: multiple sources of assessment data are reviewed for each student; performance goals are created with the student; develop a timeline for implementation

**Corrective instruction: information is presented using different instructional strategies than were presented during the initial instruction; an emphasis is placed on meta-cognition; involves coaching behaviors

We offer a wide variety of after school clubs, summer camps, and an ever-expanding athletic program. Athletics begin in 5th grade, though some after school clubs for our students starting in kindergarten are athletic in nature. Students in 5th grade through high school who meet TPCS’s grade eligibility requirements may compete in football, baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, track, cross country, softball, golf and cheer. Selected students may participate in an elected student council, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, the yearbook committee, or Eagle/Knights Ambassadors. Other after- school programs and clubs are offered depending on student interest. Previous clubs include dance, drama/musical theater, knitting, HS worship team and many more.

Traders Point Christian Schools is an incorporated 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and is governed by a self-perpetuating board of directors. This board is composed of parents, community members, and the Head of School. One board member is appointed as liaison with our founding church, Traders Point Christian Church. Traders Point Christian Church elders must approve all school board members. 

90% of our financing comes from tuition and activity fees. The school derives the remaining income from events, gifts, estates, foundations, and various fundraising efforts. Please visit Giving on our website to learn more about helping us to build a financial foundation for program improvement and facility expansion. 

Training scholars. Making disciples. Graduating leaders. 

Traders Point Christian Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.