Admissions, Tuition, & Open Houses

Admissions Information

Any day can be an Open House at Trinity.  Prospective families are invited to contact our Admissions Director, Alicia Meinka, to schedule a visit.  Mrs. Meinka would be happy to tour the building with you, introduce you to people at Trinity and assist you with any questions. 

Applications to Trinity Lutheran School are accepted at any time.  Students may complete an application to transfer to Trinity during the school year.  

Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is now open!  You are invited to contact Mrs. Meinka for more information. Email Admissions Director Alicia Meinka.

We accept applications throughout the year unless our classes are full.  Students are placed in a “waiting pool” if a grade reaches capacity.  Trinity offers a Christ based education with small class sizes, dedicated state certified teachers, innovative technology, as well as a wonderful fine art and music curriculum.  Our students can participate in a competitive sports program and other extracurricular and school sponsored programs.  Trinity was recently honored by being named a School of Distinction by placing in the top 5% of Lutheran schools nationwide.

Trinity Lutheran School 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 load programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

To learn more, please call our Admissions Director at 586-731-4490, ext. 111 to schedule a tour or receive an information packet.

Now Enrolling!

Your child’s future is a precious investment. Where your child will attend school is a decision that will last a lifetime! Trinity offers a curriculum balanced with high academic expectations and Bible based values. We offer individualized attention because of our smaller class sizes, a great sports program, wonderful art and music programs, and the latest technology to help your child be the best they can be! We are now enrolling students in Early Childhood through 8th grade! Schedule a tour and learn more! Contact our Admissions Director Mrs. Alicia Meinka at 586-731-4490 x 111.

Preschool for Three and Four Year Olds

Our preschool programs utilize Flex Scheduling. 


  • Preschool is available Monday through Friday.
  • Families select a schedule between two and five days a week.


Students are required to be potty trained for our preschool programs.

Trinity Preschool Program Options:

  • Option One: Traditional Morning Preschool, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Option Two: Extended Half Day Preschool, less than 5 hours a day
  • Option Three: Extended Full Day Preschool, 5 or more hours a day

Program Information:

  • Extended programs begin as early as 6:30 am and end at 6:00 pm
  • Students are required to arrive by 9:00 am each scheduled day
  • Trinity Preschool is available year round.  Preschool hours of operation in the summer are 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Young 3’s Preschool Options:

  • Families may select from Option One, Two and Three as listed above
  • Students must be 30 months or older when they begin.
  • Families may reserve their child’s spot in Young 3’s two months prior to their first day of class.

Three Year Old Preschool Options

Children must reach the age of three on or before September 1 to be eligible for our three year old preschool programs.

  • Families may select from Option One, Two and Three as listed above
  • Tuesday/Thursday 3-year old Preschool with Mrs. Angott, 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Four Year Old Preschool Options

Children must reach the age of four on or before September 1 to be eligible for our four year old preschool programs.

  • Families may select from Option One, Two and Three as listed above

Each child needs to have a physical exam.  The physical is good for two years.  Having the physical exam complete on or after June 1 of their 3 year old preschool year it will be valid through their 4 year old preschool year.

Tuition rates are available by clicking here.  Tuition rates for the 2024-2025 school year will be released by February of 2024.  Questions and explanations of preschool programs and fees can be answered by contacting Admissions Director Alicia Meinka at 586-731-4490 ext. 111 or

Young Fives

Our Young Fives program is a half day, every day program that is designed to give students who are age eligible the gift of a year before beginning kindergarten.  Children need to be five years old by December 1 to qualify.  We have added a full day option to our Young 5s program.  Students may still enroll for the morning session only.  Families may decide to transition from half days to full days during the year if they desire.  This program is taught by Mrs. Moilanen and provides students with an individualized, Christian-based environment.

Kindergarten - Eighth Grade

Trinity Lutheran School is committed to quality Christian Education which calls for a sound academic program that will meet the individual needs of children.  In keeping with a Christian philosophy and with respect to the educational requirements of the State of Michigan, our children receive a thorough education, not only in Christian living, but also in a wide variety of other extra-curricular activities. Students in K-8 can enroll throughout the school year.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Trinity Lutheran is committed to providing a high quality Christian education for an affordable price. We are happy to work with all families to make a Christian education available. Many families may be eligible for some level of scholarship, based on financial need.

General Information
  • Student tuition aid will be available on a financial need basis. Specific financial information will be asked for when you apply.
  • Families are required to have 75% in-person worship attendance at Trinity. While you still can view church virtually, it no longer counts towards attendance.
  • Information on giving and attendance records is accumulated prior to reviewing an application for assistance.
Tuition Rates

Please click here for our current tuition: Tuition Rates for 2023-24.  Here are the Tuition Rates for 2024-25.

Families generally select from three payment plans.  Families may pay for the year in full by the beginning of the school year, they may divide their school tuition into two payments or make 10 monthly payments during the school year.  Preschool families follow a 9 month payment plan.  Various payment options will be shared when you inquire about our preschool.   Contact the School Office at or 586-731-4490 ext. 130 for questions about tuition payment schedules and methods.

Financial Aid Scholarships

Trinity Lutheran School offers financial aid scholarships to families to assist in making our school affordable. All financial aid is based on the need or financial status of the student’s family, the number of requests received, and the amount of financial aid funds that are available for a given school year. Application deadlines for tuition assistance are “rolling,” but typically we hope to receive them for the new academic year by June 1. For new families who apply, applications can be received at the time of application. Applicants will be notified by mail approximately 6 weeks following each deadline of any award. All applicants must be enrolled at Trinity to be considered for a grant.

Trinity uses a nationally recognized service, FACTS, to process financial aid applications. FACTS applies standardized criteria to determine to what extent each family needs assistance to pay for one year’s tuition. Trinity’s Scholarship Committee uses information from the FACTS process to allocate the amount of financial aid available. Contact the school office with your questions about financial aid.

The Win Graebner Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund, named in honor of former Trinity teacher and principal, Mr. Winfred M. Graebner, was established in 1992. The scholarship is set up to assist Preschool and K-8 students in Trinity school families where serious financial need exists. These funds may be applied for as scholarship assistance offered at the time of the school’s annual re-enrollment or new student application.

Individuals and families are encouraged to contribute to this scholarship fund through sharing gifts to honor the memory of loved ones, special personal or family days, i.e. birthday, anniversary, or gifts of thanks to God for the blessings of Christian education and our Christian Day School. Additional funding sources will include Thrivent Financial for Lutherans contributions and matching grants, bequests from wills and estates, and proceeds from school-wide fund raisers.

Virtual Tours

Trinity Lutheran School has a lot to offer! The following videos will give you a great overview of our school.

Parent Testimonials

Watch what parents like you have to say about their experiences with Trinity Lutheran School.

Parent FAQs

Do you have to be Lutheran to attend Trinity?

No! We have many students from different religious backgrounds. However, members of Trinity’s congregation do receive a discount on school tuition.

Do you offer any other discounts?

If you are a member of Trinity’s congregation you will receive a discount on your school tuition, as well as if you are member of another LCMS congregation that does NOT have a day school. We also offer a military discount and the fourth child is free!

Do you have financial aid?

Yes, we have scholarship opportunities. You will be able to apply for our scholarships when you apply to our school. The amount of scholarship will depend on the individual family need. Scholarship applications are due on June 1, and scholarships are applied to your tuition by the end of the summer.

How do you apply?

All of our applications are completed online with a link
that you receive from the school office or our admission director. Enrollment paperwork and tuition agreements are all completed online.

What is the first step to enroll?

Schedule a tour with Alicia Meinka, our Admissions Director, at 586-731-4490 x111 or

Do you have an entrance exam?

Yes, new incoming kindergarten, Young 5’s, and 1st grade students are required to take the Brigance screening
assessment. This will take about 20 minutes. If you are a new student in grades 2nd through 8th grade, you will be required to take the NWEA screening assessment, unless you can provide a recent NWEA exam from your former school. The entrance exam will be scheduled AFTER you have applied, through Mrs. Meinka.

Is there a dress code?

Yes, we have a dress code here at Trinity. Please refer to our website for the detailed dress code for all grades.

What is your class size?

We mostly have 2 classes per grade with an average of 22 students per class. We do have a capacity for each grade
though, and once that limit is met, applications will be placed on a wait list.

What are the school hours?

Our school day is from 9:00 am to 3:40 pm.  Students may enter the building at 8:40 am each day.

Do you offer latchkey?

Yes!  Latchkey runs from 6:30 am to 8:40 am and again from 3:40 pm to 6:00 pm  The fee for Latchkey is $6.25 per session.

Contact our Admissions Director, Mrs. Alicia Meinka

If you would like more information about Trinity Lutheran School, please use the form below to submit your questions, and Mrs. Meinka will get back to you! Thank you!

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