Traverse City Christian School

Tel: (231)929-1747
Grades: PK-12 | 244 students
  • Traverse City Christian School is unique, in that it is led by parents rather than a church.
  • This is grounded in our belief that parents have the primary responsibility to educate their children in the "fear and admonition of the Lord." While the church has a responsibility to train children spiritually, the Christian dayschool is a necessary complement in the training of a child because of the nature and content of education in our culture today.
  • The philosophy that brought about their vision was derived from the Holy Scriptures and based on a Biblical understanding of the purpose and scope of education, God's directives to parents and the church, the nature of the child, and a realistic understanding of the teaching/learning process.
  • The struggle was not easy, but they persevered and were blessed.
  • Consequently, the school is led by the TCCS Association, whose members are parents and friends of the school.
  • The association nominates and elects a Board of Directors who oversee the school's operations.
  • The administrator is called and appointed by the Board to implement its vision for the school, to develop strategies for the success of its mission, and to oversee, in conjunction with the Board, the finances, facilities, property, personnel, and programs of the school.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Christian Schools International (CSI)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences

Student Body

Total Students 244 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Traverse City Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 24 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,200

School Notes

  • Traverse City Christian School is unique, in that it is led by parents rather than a church. This is grounded in our belief that parents have the primary responsibility to educate their children in the "fear and admonition of the Lord." While the church has a responsibility to train children spiritually, the Christian dayschool is a necessary complement in the training of a child because of the nature and content of education in our culture today. The philosophy that brought about their vision was derived from the Holy Scriptures and based on a Biblical understanding of the purpose and scope of education, God's directives to parents and the church, the nature of the child, and a realistic understanding of the teaching/learning process. The struggle was not easy, but they persevered and were blessed. Consequently, the school is led by the TCCS Association, whose members are parents and friends of the school. The association nominates and elects a Board of Directors who oversee the school's operations. The administrator is called and appointed by the Board to implement its vision for the school, to develop strategies for the success of its mission, and to oversee, in conjunction with the Board, the finances, facilities, property, personnel, and programs of the school.
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