Trinity Christian Academy in Hyannis has been providing a strong academic education based on historic Christianity to grades K-12 since 1967. However, director Peg Haskell says the academy is open to all denominations. “We’re committed to building leaders,” says Haskell, “and we’re community-service minded.” Seniors perform 100 hours of community service in their senior year, which can range from working with the homeless to mentoring younger students. Classes sizes are small, with total enrollment of 162 students for the 2016-17 school year.
Trinity’s founder Helen MacGregor is currently a resident of Brewster. “She was a mom,” says Haskell, “and a substitute teacher. She wanted to find a way to open a Christian school.” The academy opened on Jan. 17, 1967, as Trinity School of Cape Cod, leasing two buildings from the Evangelical Baptist Church in South Yarmouth. The school had two teachers: Roberta Lindquist, who taught nursery school, and Dorcas Thompson, who taught kindergarten. According to Haskell, the school began with less than 20 students.
Construction at the academy’s current location on Mary Dunn Road in Hyannis began in 2003, and its doors opened to K-12 students in 2004. By 2006, an upper level wing was added to include a science lab and an art room. The academy now boasts a creative arts center, music room and multi-purpose room, which were added in 2013.
On May 5, Trinity Christian will hold a 50th anniversary gala and scholarship fundraiser featuring the Annie Moses Band at The Resort & Conference Center, 35 Scudder Ave., Hyannis. For more information, contact Peg Haskell at email@example.com or 508- 790-0114. –Marina Davalos