Trinity Lutheran School, a classical Lutheran parochial school located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, currently in its 125th year of continuous operation, is pleased to announce a period of open enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. Interested parents who do not currently have children enrolled at TLS may use the following form to submit an application. Current TLS parents should have already received a re-enrollment packet in the mail. If you are a current TLS parent and intend to re-enroll your child/children but have not received a re-enrollment packet, please email the Dean of Academics immediately.
Before filling out the application form at the bottom of this page, please read and take note of the following information:
As mentioned above, Trinity Lutheran School is a classical Lutheran parochial school. Each of these terms describes something essential to our identity.
Trinity is a classical school. This means that our curriculum is significantly different from what you would find at a public school, and even from what you would find at many private schools, whether Christian or not. We teach Latin— not as a frill or an add-on, but as a core subject— with formal daily instruction beginning in 2nd grade. Our history and literature curricula emphasize and celebrate the Greek, Roman, and European roots of Western Civilization and American culture. Our students learn grammar, logic, and rhetoric and are taught to employ their knowledge of these subjects as “tools of learning” through which mastery is gained in other— indeed, all— subjects. If you are unfamiliar with classical education, we recommend the following essays: “The Lost Tools of Learning” and “The New Classical Schooling.” (See also the February 2018 issue of Vox Trinitas, TLS’s monthly newsletter.)
The sixteenth-century Lutheran reformers were ardent patrons of classical education in the lands where the Reformation took root. Martin Luther himself had much to say on the subject (cf. “A Sermon on Keeping Children in School”; “Luther on Education,” by Rev. John Hill). As a Lutheran school we are proud to claim classical education as our heritage. When we say that we are Lutheran, however, this is more than a mere historical marker. It is equally true to say that Trinity is a “classical and Lutheran school” and a “classical Lutheran” school. Our students are taught theology from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, which is a summary and exposition of the chief articles of Christian doctrine— not in place of the Bible, but rather as a means of going deeper into it and perceiving the saving person and work of Jesus Christ as central throughout all of it. Chapel services are liturgical in character, following the orders of Matins and Vespers out of the Lutheran Service Book. Students learn the psalter, Biblical canticles, and the great hymns of the Church. They memorize Scripture. They learn learn about and participate in the observances of the historic Church Year.
Enrollment at TLS is by no means limited to Lutheran students; however, we do want to ensure that the Lutheran identity of our school is known, understood, and supported by all families who wish to enroll so that the school and the home are not at cross-purposes. To learn more about what Lutherans believe, please visit the TLCS welcome page and follow the links featured there.
“Trinity Lutheran School is a vital part of the mission of Trinity Lutheran Church,” our handbook states. This means that the work of the school depends on the generous support of the church congregation. The good people of Trinity Lutheran Church maintain the building and physical plant, volunteer their time in countless and invaluable ways, and give generously in order to keep the cost of education affordable for all school families. It is difficult to overstate the importance of the congregation’s support for TLS. In view of this, our students show their gratitude to the congregation in various ways throughout the school year.
Now that you’ve taken the time to learn a little bit about our school, you’re ready to apply. Here’s how the process works:
Submit an application using the form below. Once your application has been received, you will receive a confirmation email from Trinity’s Dean of Academics.
This is our chance to get to know each other, talk about curriculum and school culture, and discuss what your family can expect in your partnership with TLS. If we are able to schedule your interview before the close of the 2017-2018 school year, you and your child will also have the opportunity to take a campus tour, meet teachers, and shadow a class for part of the school-day.
Once the interview process is complete, you will be pre-registered, i.e. enrolled. Your spot for the 2018-2019 school year is secure, but you will still need to complete…
…on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Here’s what happens on Registration Day:
- You will pay the registration fee, lab fees, book fees, and the first tuition installment
- You will receive a calendar, class schedules and information packets, and information about events during the school year
- You will receive the 2018-2019 TLS Parent Handbook
- You will either pay for the full year’s tuition or fill out an ACH form for tuition payment
Please note that failure to complete registration may result in a loss of enrolled status.
Questions? Feel free to send them along using the space provided in the form below.
Trinity Lutheran School
2018-2019 Application for Enrollment
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