Traverse City Christian Elementary School

  • Traverse City Christian Elementary (formerly Cornerstone Christian School and Living God Christian School) merged in 2008 with Traverse City Christian Schools to form a Preschool through Grade 12 non-denominational school system.
  • We serve families in the Grand Traverse area by providing an educational environment of academic excellence, while adhearing to basic Biblical truths and Christian values.
  • A complete education includes not only the competent teaching of academic subjects, but also must include the imparting of moral values and instruction in the development of positive character qualities, personal disciplines, and ethical conduct.
  • To accomplish this goal Traverse Christian Schools provides a stimulating educational atmosphere where students sense the love, support, and nurturing of a positive staff.
  • Acting as role models for the students, our professional staff challenges students to develop their own unique potential in God and to ultimately be upastanding, influential contributors to their community.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Year Founded1979

Student Body

Total Students63 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Traverse City Christian Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Modesty Dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$3,355
Tuition NotesMultiple Student Discount. There are many tuition reductions programs.


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Core Values
  • Biblically Christian - The Bible, God's inspired, inerrant Word for all of life, will be the foundational authority for all educational programs. It will be presented to students as their source of spiritual guidance and direction for a life fulfilling God's purposes.
  • Christian Worldview - All academic, spiritual formation, fine arts, athletics, and other programs will be taught based upon a biblically Christian philosophy of education. This philosophy will apply the story of Scripture (creation, fall, redemption, and fulfillment) to learning, culture, and the world, thus proclaiming the Lordship of Christ in all of life.
  • Quality Education - A biblically Christian worldview teaches that striving for excellence is a form of worship, a reasonable service unto the Lord. Quality, therefore, will be the school's goal for all programs and the school's expectation of all personnel.
  • Relationships - A Christian school is a learning community of closely associated students, families, personnel, alumni, supporters, and friends. To honor God and to fulfill the school's mission, it will be essential for these relationships to always be characterized by unity and a lived-out faith.

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