3900 Rapid Run Dr
Lexington KY 40515
Contact Information
Address 3900 Rapid Run Dr
Lexington, KY 40515
Phone (859) 271 0079
Fax 859 271-2134
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement The mission of Trinity Christian Academy is to provide its students with a challenging, biblically-based educational experience designed to help them know, love, and practice that which is true, good and excellent and to prepare them to live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man.
Background Statement In 1988, when Tates Creek Presbyterian Church was home to 80 worshipers, it began Trinity Christian Academy, and initially extended up through the eighth grade.  Today, Trinity has over 375 students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade on three campuses.  Its Classical curriculum and Reformed Biblical perspective prepares students for a wide variety of competitive colleges, and more importantly, to serve the Lord thoughtfully in a challenging world.
Impact Statement

Trinity seeks to partner with Christian parents and local churches to provide a transformative experience, that young people will see themselves as servants, both of God and their fellows. This last year:

  • Young people of all ages learned how their faith informs daily living in practical, immediate ways.

  • Students attended chapels including historic hymns, confession, and the preaching of the Word.

  • Internal and external service opportunities helped students practice what they learned.

  • Students read the great works, thought and wrote deeply, and stretched themselves mathematically and scientifically.

  • Rather than either escaping or giving in to culture, students practiced relevant cultural engagement in activities, a serious engagement with the arts, and athletics.

  • Juniors and Seniors wrote significant thesis papers, and presented and defended them.

  • Seniors went on to a further calling at a wide variety of endeavors, including military service and colleges, from the local community college to the Ivy League.

Needs Statement

Trinity seeks to serve all Covenant children, that is, that all children of Believers would be able to attend. To that end, we desire resources:

  • For scholarships, to enable a family that would not otherwise be able to access a life-altering education for their children.

  • To stabilize and enhance our offerings, and improve curricular materials.

  • In order to search for and secure a separate, permanent school campus.

CEO/Executive Director Statement

In my seventh year at Trinity I’ve truly grown to love the kind of school we have, and those principles for which we stand. Why do I think Trinity is unique in Kentucky, and one of the best schools in the Southeast? Let’s look at three areas:

Great Academics: You’ve probably all heard about our scores, scholarships, and college admissions and our thoughtful, classical curriculum. We were recently looking at how every grade in every area runs far ahead of national norms. At a typical public school the curriculum would necessarily have to be focused to a median 20 points or so below where your children are. We want all Christian children, regardless of ability level, to be challenged to know how to live in the world. Now you could say, I can get great academics at a “prep” school. But in addition to strong academics, I love the...

Spiritual Focus: Your child studies the Bible, is challenged to personal piety, memorizes Scripture, and has great devotional and Chapel times. Responsibility is taught within a moral framework: responsibility to God, to family, to society, and to be stewards of Creation. We truly try to lead students in these areas, and not legalistically or judgmentally. But I was told recently, “Christian Schooling is just public school with chapel. After all, our family goes to Sunday School and we have a great youth group.” So for me, the most critical element is…

Transformational Integration: Question: how is driving different because we are Christians? How about mowing or doing the dishes? All areas of life come under His Lordship—nothing is neutral. We passionately desire children to see their faith as a natural part of who they are and everything they do—not a “value added” component. The mind of Christ must be part of every activity, every subject, every discipline. The Lord doesn’t want a good attorney who is a Christian on the side, but a thoroughgoingly Christian attorney. God wants Christian doctors, homemakers, businessmen—he wants them invading all parts of the world and every sphere of influence. At Trinity, the transformative nature of the Gospel must penetrate every lesson, every class, and every encounter. Children are being prepared for a high calling and an immense challenge: to be builders of the Kingdom, wherever he sends them for their entire lives.

“Teach them to be disciples”—that sums up our purpose. Education is for discipleship.

James Armistead, Headmaster

Geographic Areas Served
Clark County
Fayette County
Franklin County
Jessamine County
Madison County
Scott County
Woodford County

Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Rick Endean
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2010 to June 2011
Board Members
Mrs. Katrina CowenCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Pete DavidsonCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Mark DeicherLexmarkVoting
Mrs. Debbie GibbonsCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Jim HarrisCommunity VolunteerVoting
Dr. Fred KinnicuttCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Julia MeadorCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Mark RandleCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. John RockawayCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr. Andy WatersCommunity VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mr. James Griffioen
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2010 to June 2011
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Human Resources / Personnel
Student Affairs
Academic Affairs
Program / Program Planning
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. James Armistead
Term Start June 2004
Full Time Staff 40
Part Time Staff 18
Volunteers 150
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 93%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Gender
Senior Staff
Title Lower School Principal
Title Director of Academics and Admissions
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description A rich, classical education based on the great learning of the past, so students can understand and succeed in the world of today, and know where they are going as God leads them into the future.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Association of Classical Christian Schools1998
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2010
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2011
Projected Revenue $1,873,832.00
Projected Expenses $1,873,895.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201020092008
Total Revenue$1,909,267$1,827,105$1,728,657
Total Expenses$1,926,539$1,810,298$1,693,543
Revenue Less Expenses($17,272)$16,807$35,114
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201020092008
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Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201020092008
Program Expense$1,926,539$1,810,298$1,693,543
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Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.011.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
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Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201020092008
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Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration No
Foundation Staff Comments
Trinity Christian Academy is a program run by a church and exempt from filing Form 990. The financial data for the Academy was entered using budget and actual income statements provided by the Academy.
Address 3900 Rapid Run Dr
Lexington, KY 40515
Primary Phone 859 271 0079
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr. James Armistead
Board Chair Dr. Rick Endean
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer