Our Story

Our History

Trinity Christian Preparatory School – established 1994

In the late 1980s, Bruce Corwin, a former high school teacher and football coach left his lucrative job with IBM to return to his first love – education. He launched an educational services and tutoring business in the SouthPark area of Charlotte that became highly successful. Because of that success, within a few years he was invited to consult with other educators across the nation, training them to help students learn more effectively.

During those cross country flights, Bruce began dreaming of starting a private school that was positive, supportive, and focused on helping students succeed academically and beyond. In 1994 he established a private, faith based, high school serving the Charlotte region. This school would become Trinity Christian Preparatory School (we call it TrinityPrep for short) in the late 1990s.

In 1998 Doug Corwin left his professional services career to join his father in developing TrinityPrep, eventually taking over as Head of School in 2011. During the past two decades TrinityPrep has become a valuable resource to Charlotte areas families, serving their educational needs, and helping their students find success.

Over the past few years we have gained acclaim among counselors and professionals working with teens because of the transformations that occur in our safe, encouraging, learning environment and the success of our College Preparation program. It has been a wonderful journey so far and we are excited about the future of helping many more Charlotte area students find success in the classroom and beyond.

Our Mission and Goal


Trinity Christian Preparatory School is a private school for grades 8 through 12. We welcome students from all backgrounds and faiths as we celebrate diversity of experience.

Our Mission is to help students become the successful people God created them to be, so they can make the world a better place through their success. This involves helping students discover their unique learning style, their passions, dreams and talents so they can develop a vision and plan to reach their full potential as adults.  Primary to our mission is the concept of RISE:

Responsibility, Academic Integrity, Self awareness, and Engagement.

Our Goal is for students to assume responsibility for their own academic success, embrace academic integrity, grow in self awareness (their strengths, capacity, and learning style), and to engage in opportunities for growth and further development. By maintaining a positive learning environment, encouraging students about their potential, helping them discover their gifts, talents, and abilities, and inspiring them for a vision of their future – students find the success that is possible for them.

Our goal is for students to find success at TrinityPrep and to gain the skills to succeed at their next academic level and beyond the classroom. Listed below are some of the universities our graduates have matriculated to.

Dear Prospective Students & Parents:

Welcome to our website. I am the Head of School at Trinity and believe it or not, I know exactly how you might feel right now.

I attended three different schools before I found the right place for me. Each time I went to a new school I wondered if things would be different—if I would make friends quickly or if the teachers would be supportive in helping me learn.

At my first school I did not fit in and had anxiety about going each day. At the next school, it seemed like the administration was more concerned about rules and regulations than helping me academically. Thankfully the last school I went to had a different atmosphere.

The teachers took a personal interest in me and believed in my ability to succeed. This environment gave me the confidence I needed to believe in myself again after what I had experienced in the other schools. I got on track and soon found success academically and socially.

That success continued at the university level as I earned my Bachelors and Masters degrees. I know the power of a positive, encouraging learning environment because it changed my life.

My experiences in school, both bad and good, enable me to uniquely understand what you might be going through. This is the driving force behind TrinityPrep’s safe, caring, and positive learning environment.

At TrinityPrep, you will be given every opportunity to excel in the classroom and gain skills to succeed academically and beyond. Whether you have been a mediocre or Honor Roll student, whether you have never felt accepted by peers or already have many positive influences in your life—you are welcome at TrinityPrep, a school that feels like a family.

I would like to meet you and your family so we can discuss how Trinity can help turn your dreams into reality. Please feel free to call me personally so that we can set aside some time to meet.

All the best,

Doug Corwin

How To Discover If We Can Help

Step 1 – Contact our office to determine if space is available.
Step 2 – Talk with our Head of School to discuss your student.
Step 3 – Schedule an interview and take a tour of our school.
Call 704-488-7960 or email info@trinityprep.com to find out.

“Success is Closer Than You Think”


TrinityPrep alumni have been accepted into:


Appalachian State University, Berklee College of Music, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Eastern Carolina University, Honors Program at the University of Alabama, Honors Program at Auburn University, New York University, North Carolina State University, Queens University, Savannah College of Art and Design, The Citadel, University of North Carolina Asheville, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Charlotte, University of North Carolina Greensboro, and University of North Carolina Wilmington, Winthrop University, Colorado School of Mines, High Point University, Furman University, Brigham Young University, Art Institute of Charlotte, University of Texas at Austin and University of South Carolina


 Trinity Christian Preparatory School 

7516 E Independence Blvd Suite 100 Charlotte NC 28227