TCAS Seeks Partners for New Campus

Trout Creek Adventist School in Montana is experiencing significant growth, with 15 new learners enrolled and a waiting list for the upcoming school year. To accommodate this growth, the school hired a second full-time teacher and initiated plans for a new building.

For the past 14 years, TCAS has operated in temporary spaces, including the fellowship hall in a church basement. The school also leased a former Mennonite school/church. However, the limitations of the current lease have prompted the school to pursue a permanent solution.

The church and school boards committed to developing a dedicated school campus and initiated a $50,000 matching fund campaign, which was successfully matched. Currently, the school has $142,000 — and counting — raised toward a $500,000 goal for their new campus.

“Trout Creek, Montana, may be a small community, but our vision for the school and its impact on our community is vast,” said Maurita Crew, TCAS teaching principal. “We believe our school is a mission opportunity in our community. We are excited to see how God provides a way for this school to be built.”

“I believe God is stirring up that ministry right now. Ever since the school started many years ago, the enrollment was a steady 10–12 students,” said Renae Young, former Montana Conference education superintendent and current North Pacific Union early childhood education director. “However, the interest and inquiry about the school from the community has been significantly picking up this year as parents are choosing a school for next year. The growth is tremendous.”

The TCAS family is specifically looking for support, whether through prayers and financial contributions, along with skilled services and experience. All the ways to contribute and get involved with “Help Build a New Home for Our Students” are detailed at

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