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Traverse City Christian School Photo #1 - The annual Christmas Cruncher is a blast enjoyed by everyone at TC Christian on the last day of school before the Christmas break.
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Traverse City Christian School Photo #1 - The annual Christmas Cruncher is a blast enjoyed by everyone at TC Christian on the last day of school before the Christmas break.
Traverse City Christian School Photo #2 - A group of students ready for some team-building adventures at TC Christian's annual MS/HS Fall retreat.
Traverse City Christian School Photo #3 - TC Christian's HS student Worship Team leads a chapel service for students.
Traverse City Christian School Photo #4 - The Class of 2018-2019 on arrival for their mission trip to an orphanage and teen rehab center in Jamaica (Nov. 2018)
Traverse City Christian School Photo #5 - TC Christian students and staff celebrate Thanksgiving with the annual Family Feast that includes parents and pastors prior to the Thanksgiving break.
Traverse City Christian School Photo #6 - TC Christian students, staff and families gather for the annual Christmas BBQ and Carol Sing.
Traverse City Christian School Photo #7 - TC Christian celebrates Grandparents every spring with a special day of fellowship, songs, and sharing.
Traverse City Christian School Photo #8 - TC Christian students are required to engage in a variety of service projects including helping the school. their church, and the community. Here, a group of MS boys rake the lawn for a single mom.
Traverse City Christian School Photo #9 - TC Christian has a good selection of sports available for boys and girls including soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, softball, bowling, and track.
Traverse City Christian School Photo #10 - Best friends. Ever! TC Christian is a community of Christ-followers devoted to Jesus, one another, their families, their churches, and their education.
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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 213 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1979

Student Body

Total Students
213 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
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is variable and based on family budget. Learn more at http://www.tcchristian.org/enrollment-process/ and http://www.tcchristian.org/variabletuition/
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,500
Admissions Director
Steve Anderson
Admissions Associate
Heather Smith

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Theater Arts, Worship Team

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 school is led by the Traverse City Christian School 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 Superintendent 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. 
  • A history of TC Chrstian can be found at http://www.tcchristian.org/our-history/
Profile last updated: 07/21/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 213 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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