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Our Mission & Philosophy

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31


Sharing the love of the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, Friend, and Teacher through worship, service and educational          excellence.



By the grace of God, Trinity Lutheran School will be a place that:

  • Demonstrates the love of Jesus Christ through the kindness and caring of our faculty, staff, students, families, church, and community;

  • Pursues educational excellence through the tireless enthusiasm and continuous growth of all teachers and learners;

  • Partners actively with students, parents, school, church, and community through clear and consistent communication, involvement, and opportunities for fellowship; and

  • Sends students into their churches, communities, and the world with a firm foundation in faith so that their lives may be a beacon of Christ’s light to everyone they meet.



Trinity Lutheran School is a coeducational, Christian day school encompassing preschool through eighth grade. The Christian teachings and practices of Trinity Lutheran School are based upon our beliefs in the Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit as revealed in Scripture. We accept the sixty-six canonical books of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God and accept the Book of Concord to be a true and genuine exposition of the doctrine of the Bible.

Our faculty and staff recognize that our school is uniquely Lutheran. Our primary purpose is the religious education and the faith development of our students through challenging, enriching, and rewarding educational and social experiences. Students and teachers serve each other and the community.

The majority of our student body is drawn from Central Oahu, thus serving a typical cross section of families from our island community. Students are selected and retained on the basis of their attitude and involvement of our mission, as well as our ability to meet their spiritual, academic, emotional, social, and physical needs. While we seek to serve as wide a range of families as possible, we realize we cannot meet the needs of every student who applies.


The faculty and staff of Trinity Lutheran School strive to create a supportive Christian environment. Through our Christian example, instruction, and discipline, we hope to communicate to our students that we seek to help them succeed in all aspects of their lives. At the same time, we work to establish and maintain a partnership with parents, to involve them in school activities and decisions, and to foster open communication between home and school.



Focused on Excellence - Centered in Christ





We believe that God creates and nurtures the body of Christ. God shares His love with us through His Word and His Sacraments. We respond to God’s love and express our faith through prayer, praise, thanksgiving, the study and reflection of His Word, and the knowledge of the Law’s demands and the comfort of the saving Gospel of Christ.

By the grace of God through our work at Trinity Lutheran School students will:

  • Obtain knowledge of and grow in their belief in the Triune God as taught in the doctrine, history, and worship practices of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod  

  • Understand and demonstrate what it means to be followers of Christ  

  • Identify and use elements worship and prayer to express and nurture their faith

  • Share their faith in Jesus Christ with others with knowledge and confidence

  • Live lives of service to others at school, at home, and in their community

We do this by facilitating an environment and experience that lets students:  

  • Recognize themselves as being a unique child, redeemed and forgiven by God

  • Learn God’s Law and Gospel as found in the Scripture  

  • Read and reflect on God’s word, developing a personal relationship with Christ

  • Interact with others in the body of Christ

  • Pray formally and spontaneously

  • Accept and treat others as God’s children

  • Worship daily in the classrooms and weekly in Chapel   

  • Forgive and accept forgiveness  

  • ​Practice Christian virtues as presented in Scriptures (Galatians 5:22-23)  

  • Share their faith life through service and word

  • Respect their bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit. (Corinthians 6:19)



We believe that students and teachers should help each other and the community model Christ-like compassion and love for all people.  John 13:35 says, “By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”

By the grace of God through our work at Trinity Lutheran School students will:

  • Foster the ability to show love and compassion for others

  • Apply their unique, God-given talents for the sake of serving others

  • Develop their skills to live and work cooperatively with others

We do this by facilitating an environment and experience that lets students:

  • Accept themselves as redeemed children of God who express their joy through service to others, their community, and the world

  • Become stewards of God’s creation through community responsibilities



​We believe that lifelong learners are those who continue to apply their Christian principles and beliefs as productive members of society in a constantly changing and technologically advancing world. To accomplish this, we believe our students must be able to think critically, analyze information, identify appropriate resources, and explore and evaluate possible solutions in order to contribute to the world both spiritually and intellectually.      

By the grace of God through our work at Trinity Lutheran School students will:

  • View and appreciate knowledge and learning as gifts from God for use in service to others

  • Communicate effectively  

  • Set obtainable goals for themselves  

  • Develop the ability to use learning tools and resources to increase knowledge and solve problems

  • Realize the need and gift that it is to be able to forgive themselves and others

We do this by facilitating an environment and experience that lets students:

  • Use God’s gift of learning to continue to achieve goals consistent with His will  

  • See learning as a building experience that successive knowledge builds on prior experience  

  • Accept responsibility for their own learning, actions, and feelings  

  • Form, ask, read, and listen for pertinent questions

  • Analyze work in all mediums for its value and the accuracy of its message  

  • Plan, organize, and impart their thoughts by written or verbal expression  

  • Develop their physical abilities  

  • Set goals and make plans to accomplish them and periodically reevaluate and adjust those plans in pursuit of success  

  • Develop information retrieval skills by accessing a variety of information from printed material, interviews, media computers, and other technology   

  • Develop their life skills to handle both successful and discouraging situations  

  • Recognize their mistakes, and through identifying the situation, come to the realization that one can forgive and be forgiven

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