School Details

Trinity Lutheran School

6812 River Rd, Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 245-2576

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 261 students 9 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

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About this school

Trinity Lutheran School is a private middle school in Newport News. 261 students go to Trinity Lutheran School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at Trinity Lutheran School is 9:1. Crittenden Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 69% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% %
Hispanic 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 18% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I cannot speak highly enough of this school! We moved our son from a local Catholic school where he was just miserable - only in Kindergarten he already HATED school. From just Sept. through Dec. we watched as he went from a funny happy lively little boy to a child who had stopped making eye contact with adults refused to talk to us about school and would slowly drag his backpack up the school steps and in the door each day with his head hanging down. We moved him to Trinity after Christmas and hoped we could work with his teachers and the TLS staff to get our little guy back. After TEN DAYS at Trinity he came home READING and jabbering about everyone he met all the fun stuff they were doing and how much he LOVED his teachers. A year later it just keeps getting better. We LOVE his 1st grade teachers (yes I said teacherS plural - two teachers for 11 students!) They are super nurturing while still expecting the best from him academically. Now when he gets out of the car in the a.m. he RUNS in to the building. When I pick him up from school he is all excited about his day and asks regularly if he can stay for aftercare Mad Science or Lego Club. TLS gave us our son back <3

  • (2 years ago)

    Trinity Lutheran used to be one of the best private schools in the area leader of the PIAL Athletics league AND I was proud to say I graduated from there. Now with new leadership and teachers Trinity has developed a reputation for hidden fees unhappy students who can't wait to leave and a habit for replacing their best teachers with the children of current staff members and cancelling amazing programs and traditions. Although many of Trinity's teachers and staff are exceptional and highly qualified especially in their kindergarten second grade and preschool as well as Sandra Butler former head of the middle school Trinity like any school has its problems but remains one of the best elementary schools in the area. How prepared are the 8th graders for high school after so many changes? Not as well as they could be. How prepared are the 5th graders for other middle schools? Very prepared.

  • (6 years ago)

    It has been a privilage to attend Trinity Lutheran School. The teachers are great and will help you through anything! The sports and music programs are great. Plus the middle school offers classes such as Stock Marketing Public Speaking Art Chorus Drumming Handbells Activity Class Outdoor Ed Fly Fishing Microsoft Office Drama Storytelling Horror with Hitchcock Rocketry Robotics Oyster Gardening and Disney. This school is lots of fun and has a great learning enviorment! I love Trinity!

  • (6 years ago)

    Trinity has an environment and student attitudes that far exceed other schools my son has been to. Academeically it is superior and the faculty and staff are incredible! They are all about the children as it should be.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have graduated one child from Trinity and have two there now. Trinity has more than prepared my oldest for high school. I am proud to say he is currently ranked 1st in his high school class of 377. Along with great academics the school builds students of character by having a caring staff and administration that treat the learners with respect. It is the best value in private school in the area and located in the heart of Hampton Rhoads.

  • (6 years ago)

    Trinity provides an excellent private school education without sacrificing any of the public school amenities. The teachers are dedicated creative and committed to each and every student. The administration is inspirational and supportive of the faculty families and students. It is truly an exceptional school for its academics and its caring for the whole child. I absolutely recommend this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a good school however if your child is struggling this is not the school for your child. There is no effort by the teachers to aid the success of a student that may be faltering in a particular subject.

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