School Details

Trinity Lutheran School

1100 Philadelphia Rd, Joppa, MD 21085
(410) 679-4000

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 280 students 11 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

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About this school

Trinity Lutheran School is a private middle school in Joppa. 280 children attend Trinity Lutheran School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. The ratio of students to teachers at Trinity Lutheran School is 11:1. Magnolia Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% %
Asian 8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 7% %
Hispanic 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Trinity Lutheran School has many resources for a private school. Not only do they provide small class sizes but accommodate individual needs. Trinity has a resource teacher who can assist in helping students with academic challenges and if students need enrichment above what is being taught in their classrooms a more challenging curriculum is provided for them on an individual basis. The school also provides a math and reading program for students who qualify under the Title 1 Program. Trinity has a school counselor who works with students individually in groups provides classroom lessons and provides school wide programs. Students in grades K-8th also are taught Spanish. The middle school students are able to choose from various electives along with their core academic classes.

  • (1 year ago)

    Trinity Lutheran lower school (K-4) was a wonderful experience for my child however the middle school leaves much to be desired. I don't fault the teachers they do the best they can. I fault the headmaster for not following through with the rules listed in the handbook and taking control of his school as well as parents who believe that their child/ren are entitled because they are paying tuition. Something that really bothered me was Wednesday Chapel. This is a time for the middle school and later the lower school to all come together to worship. So many of the chapels are spent watching a video instead of worship. I was very disappointed that the pastor/headmaster did not use this time to really encourage the children to express their faith and love for Jesus.

  • (1 year ago)

    Trinity has and continues to be the right match for us. The key words are "right match". No school can be the right match for everyone. Some of the previous negative comments are really off base probably written by very angry people who could not have their way. I hope they found their right match.

  • (1 year ago)

    If you are looking for a school where Christian values are taught the teachers are highly qualified and caring the building is modern and well-maintained and technology is used everyday then Trinity is the place for you.

  • (1 year ago)

    I too am shocked by the reviews of the other parents. My child is in the Middle School and I feel that the curriculum is very challenging and is on par with if not higher than the public schools. Plus my child receives many benefits that other middle and elementary schools do not offer. Extra curricular programs fun before and after care programs for kids of working parents computer classes foreign language and technology worked in throughout the day in meaningful ways. There have been some other unhappy parents recently because the school has been cracking down on student misbehavior and really making an effort to hold students to the highest standard of behavior and moral character. Some parents may not be used to their children getting reprimanded and I think that is why they are unhappy. If you want a school that gives your child a great academically sound christian based education this is the place for you!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is horrible. I am taking my child to public school. The teachers are rude to children. The headmaster is ancient and won't step down. He is a dictator and makes every decision there is to make usually erring on the side of money. He passes the plate at every gathering even when it's about the kids. They recently have had a high staff turnover and there is little consistency for the students. This place is a joke and not worth the $7K they charge. Don't enroll...

  • (1 year ago)

    As a parent in a highly successful "public school" family (Master's Degrees Ph.Ds and oh my graduating from Edgewood High School no less) I do believe that it is the parents job to "set" the bar for expectations from their child. Private or public most children will succeed if the parents encourage the value of a good education and trying hard to obtain one. The Harford County public school curriculum has many Advanced Placement courses which can help to lower the cost of a college education for many underprivileged students who deserve a college education but may not have the means to obtain one. That being said it is a shame that so many parents on here feel it is beneath their children to attend a public school when so many wonderful teachers and AP courses are readily available to students who wish to pursue a higher education even in our public high schools. Again whether private or public schooling preferred it really does start "in the home."

  • (1 year ago)

    I really do not understand some of these reviews by parents. My child had special needs and I addressed issues that might arise and at each level the teachers worked very hard and the progress showed. A review from a student that the school is too strict made me laugh yes go to public school. Smart..... As far as strictness I have always believed children will meet expectations. If you set them low (see public school) they will meet that expectation but rarely go over it. If you set high expectations then your children will meet them also. It's about preparing your child for life and giving them the tools to be successful. any parent who thinks that any school not just Trinity is too strict is basically saying I want it to be easy for my child. If that is the case go to public school.

  • (1 year ago)

    They really pride themselves on curriculum and teaching the kids about the blessings God has for us. The parents are very involved some are not the friendliest but that is expected. White shoes are part of the uniform which is horrible for a child in Kindergarten. We have gone through 3 pairs of shoes.

  • (1 year ago)

    All of the negative reviews are spot on. This school lacks the very principles that it boast. The atmosphere is thick with tension. No smiling faces from the staff/teachers. Simply put you can get all of this "free" in public school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is biased greedy and has a "Penn State" mentality or code of secrecy. That forbid parents from speaking negatively in public about their school-you even have to sign a form stating so. The staff is miserable rarely smiles act as if you are bothering them (office staff and some teachers). Some teachers are verbally abusive to students. However you are not allowed to speak of this (code of secrecy). Too many negatives to list. If seeking a private school education spend a little more and upgrade to a school that values your child and you business. They do not practice what they preach or follow the golden rule.

  • (2 years ago)

    Absolutely terrible. My son just started in the child care center and the staff for the most part are rude. In after school care many of the teachers and assistants don't acknowledge parents or introduce themselves. I rarely see smiling faces and expected a bit more from the staff. Lack of communication in the classroom. No one bothers to tell you if something happens. The office secretary treats you as if something is wrong when you ask her a question. I don't get it. Someone needs to monitor closely in all classrooms because this is not the treatment that we deserve! I expected to at least see personable and friendly staff. I'm given the impression that some hate their jobs.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a parent Trinity Lutheran School is all that I could hope for my children and more. The staff and teachers provide a wonderful combination of challenging academics and Christian leadership. The students learn to be not only good scholars but also good people. The communication between school and parents is unparalleled-- I have never seen a school that so actively shared information about current/upcoming events as well as their vision for the future. Not only are they dedicated to providing a quality education today but the school is constantly adding additional programs and opportunities for students. I highly recommend stopping by and seeing for yourself the great things that are happening at Trinity Lutheran School.

  • (5 years ago)

    Trinity Lutheran School has been a wonderful experience for my two boys in Middle School. It's the best kept secret in Harford County. The dedication that these teachers have is amazing. The teachers in math science language arts computers are all committed to giving the kids a strong foundation. They even have a public speaking class. There is alot of homework ---but it teaches time management and organizational skills. It's homework with a purpose. The middle school has lap-tops which is really preparing my kids for the future. I believe that they are being well prepared for high school. The education they are getting is great. Trinity has a top notch music and drama program. The sports are pretty fun too. The soccer and basketball teams play other Christian schools. The school is dedicated to producing very good students with Christian values.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is horrible. Everything is disorganized and a mess. My child comes home crying somedays because the teachers are so strict. The homework here is incredible. If i were you i would not make the mistake by sending my kid here.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to this school for 6 years and I honestly did NOT like it. It was just horrible. So much homework so much stress. I gotta say I love public schools MUCH more. It was like going to military school everyday..

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children that are currently enrolled at this school and they just absolutely love it! Everyday they eagerly look forward to school. The teachers and staff are friendly and caring and the curriculum is very good. Although the school is a little expensive I have to say that so far it is well worth it. There is nothing like having happy children who like school!

  • (7 years ago)

    The Trinity Lutheran Community was a blessing to our family. It was a safe haven for our son for three years. The teachers administrators clergy and staff members enriched his learning experiences by not only nurturing and challenging him academically but also physically and spiritually. We will always be grateful for the compassionate care and warmth you extended to our family. The school's faith-based curriculum nurtures the childrens souls in a way that blesses the entire family. Our son experienced/witnessed God s grace reflected in each teacher s face as he learned from them. We will always relish our Trinity memories.

  • (9 years ago)

    Trinity is like a second home for us. My son is so comfortable in this school and when he's there I know he's geeting nothing but positive feedback from the teachers and staff. I'm involved as a PTL rep and there are so many opportunities for parents to be involved. The academic program is not easy but my child is excelling and I believe he's getting a great education. Christian values are also a huge part of the curriculum and it makes me feel good when my son comes home with positive and moral ideas and thoughts that were taught it school. The people at Trinity are really great too. I think Pastor John and the entire staff do a great job of providing our children the best education possible and I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have nothing but good feelings about this school. I would echo previous comments about staffing cleanliness satety all being excelant. While it stress my budget I feel I can make no better investment than in my childs growth.

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