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Glen Lake Public Schools

Glen Lake Community Schools provides a safe learning environment that nurtures the intellect, character, and well-being of all our students.


School of Choice

Kingsley Area Schools

Kingsley Area Schools is a class B school district with approximately 1,500 students. We are located 12 miles south of Traverse City in Grand Traverse County. In addition to our excellent academics, we are proud to offer a diverse curriculum complete with extensive extracurricular opportunities. Kingsley elementary has been recognized by the Michigan Department of Education as an 8 time Reward or Beating the Odds school. They received National Title I Distinguished honors (one of 26 in the nation that year). The elementary has been nominated for National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (one of 13 in the state this year). The middle school has been designated as a Middle School to Watch  

Leland Public Schools

Why Leland Public School? We are a school of choice for all grades K-12. A small school setting with a world class education.


At Leland Public School, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Leland Public School is 65 percent. The student body makeup is 54 percent male and 46 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 21 percent. Leland Public School is the only high school in the Leland Public School District.

LPS is excited to be a part of a multi-million dollar grant from the Kellogg Foundation to implement the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB)

Suttons Bay Public Schools

Suttons Bay Public Schools is a remarkable school district. Suttons Bay is a beautiful waterfront community. The district offers a comprehensive PreK-12 curriculum with a preschool, an elementary, middle school and high school with a total 695 K-12 students on site, and an additional 250 students enrolled in virtual schools it operates and partners in. The district is culturally diverse with Native Americans representing about a third of the pupil population and Hispanics approximately a sixth.

Traverse Area Public Schools

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is the largest district in northwestern Michigan and offers the area’s widest variety of high quality academic and extracurricular programs. Serving 10,000 students across 300-square-miles of Grand Traverse, Benzie and Leelanau counties, TCAPS is home to 12 elementary schools, two middle schools, three high schools and a variety of preschool classrooms.

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Public Schools
Public Schools
Charter Schools & Montessori

Grand Traverse Academy

Address: 1245 E Hammond Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686 - Phone: (231) 995-0665

Grand Traverse Academy is a tuition-free public Pre K-12 charter school authorized by Lake Superior State University.  We opened in the fall of 2000 with a program based on Dr. William Glasser's Choice Theory.  In 2005, Grand Traverse Academy was declared a Glasser Quality School, one of only 15 in the nation at the time.  Continued growth has resulted in the construction of a Secondary wing for junior high and high school in the fall of 2005 and an Early Childhood wing in the fall of 2007.  Plans are currently underway for the construction of a math and science center - the first phase of an expanded Secondary space to accommodate our growing enrollment. 

The Children's House, An Independent Montessori School

5363 N Long Lake Rd. Traverse City, MI 49685 (p) 231.929.9325

The Children's House, an Independent Montessori School founded in 1984 is located just west of Traverse City. The beautiful campus honors the rural history of the region. Architecturally designed to serve active learners, infant through 8th grade, the building and its gardens, small woodlands and open fields attract a diverse population of families. Children's House Montessori faculty has attained professional Montessori certification at well-respected teacher-training sites.

The Greenspire School

Address: 1026 Red Dr, Traverse City, MI 49684 Phone:(231) 946-4400

The Greenspire School offers a unique educational program for middle school students based on purposeful connections between individuals, communities and the environment. Founded on the belief of community and global responsibility to each other and the Earth, The Greenspire School (TGS) is a public charter school authorized by Traverse City Area Public Schools. Located on the Grand Traverse Commons, TGS incorporates Montessori philosophy and method, place-based education in collaboration with many community partners, hands-on learning indoors and out, and small, multi-age classes.

TCAPS Montessori at Glenn Loomis

1009 S Oak St, Traverse City, MI 49684 - Phone:(231) 933-5608

TCAPS Montessori at Glenn Loomis... Offering toddler, primary and elementary Montessori options for Traverse City families. .

Traverse City College Prepartory Academy 9-12

1402 Carlisle Road

Woodland School

Address: 7224 Supply Rd, Traverse City, MI 49696 Phone:(231) 947-7474

As one of the first charter schools in the state, Woodland serves as a vibrant example of a healthy learning community.  Nestled within 250 acres of wooded land, our K-8 program provides curriculum that is aligned with state standards, but delivered in a way that promotes real life connections, student engagement, and a deep love of learning.


Small class sizes, individualized curriculum, high staff retention rates, authentic experiences, and a natural community environment are merely a few details that set our program apart from others.

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Charter Schools & Montessori
Private Schools

Interlochen Arts Academy 9th -12th Grades- Interlochen

Located in northern Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school prepares young artists for rewarding careers and fosters academic excellence. Major areas of study include music, theatre, comparative arts, creative writing, motion picture arts, dance, and visual arts

Northwest Michigan House of Hope - Traverse City

Abba’s House is a center of mercy and refuge, a safe place for young adults and families to be healed and restored.

The Pathfinder School - Traverse City

Since 1972, Pathfinder's academically vigorous program has been on the cutting edge of education, developing critical thinking skills, intellectual curiosity and an unparalleled love of learning through Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences pedagogy.

Traverse City Christian School PreK - 12 - Traverse City

Our PreK through 12th grade students are being molded and shaped with an uncompromising, Christ-centered education. Through highly qualified, committed, and Christ-following teachers, coaches and staff, TCCS is fully engaged in equipping students to develop their own unique God-given potential and a sense of responsibility toward God and the world around them.

Trinity Lutheran School PreK – 8th - Traverse City

Trinity Lutheran School is committed to encouraging the academic, spiritual and emotional growth of every child.

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Private Schools
Special Eduation

New Campus Center

Transition Campus

TBA Independent School District

Traverse City Area Public Schools - Special Education Program

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Special Education
Preschool & Daycare

A Little School House

1600 Chartwell Drive Suite F

The goal of A Little School House is to encourage happiness, intelligence, and well-adjusted children.  Here you will find a nurturing, educational environment in our Early Childhood Development Center for children ages 3 months to 2 1/2 years and in our Preschool for children ages 2 1/2-5 years.

Alphabet Soup Preschool

222 E. Fourteenth St - Traverse City, MI - Phone: (231) 941-1130

Alphabet Soup offers a safe, caring, and developmentally appropriate learning environment that is welcoming to all children and families.  We have been serving the Grand Traverse area since 1994. Our conveniently located facility is easily accessible for drop off and pick up, and provides endless opportunities for outside play and exploring in our community.  We have a large, enclosed playground for playing; summer water days; art experiences; and winter activities.  We also have a children’s garden and a large gym for physical activities during rainy or extremely cold weather.

Visit Alphabet Soup Preschool and see how our experienced and caring teachers make learning and growing fun!  We will be happy to give you a tour of our facilities and answer any questions you may have.

Angel Care

834 Hastings St, Traverse City

The property is owned by the Father Fred Foundation and leased to Angel Care Child Care, Inc. Both organizations are separate 501 C 3 non-profit corporations, governed by independent Boards of Directors. Angel Care shares the following values with the Foundation: both focus on compassion, both maintain commitments to serving all families, and both emphasize interactions characterized by respect and dignity.

Buds and Blooms Daycare

W. Forestlane Dr. TC

Buds and Blooms daycare specializes in daycare for ages 0-5.  We provide a loving and safe environment for children to learn, play and grow.  We have over 25 years of experience in providing daycare.

Little Ones Childcare & Preschool

2555 N. Garflied Rd., TC

Little Ones Preschool and Child Care Center is a non-profit community outreach of Fellowship Church. The church prayerfully supports the child care center and believes in our mission to provide each child with positive learning experiences as well as a safe environment.

Pathways Preschool

703 Rose St., Traverse City

Pathways Preschool is a center-based preschool and child care program, allowing for a developmentally appropriate, experienced-based curriculum in a comfortable environment.

Traverse City Co-Op Preschool

720 S. Elmwood Ave, Ste 1, Traverse City

For more than 40 years, the TCCP has offered families a play-based cooperative preschool that creates a learning environment that inspires children and adults to discover, create, learn and grow together. Our preschool balances structured, teacher-lead time with free play during which children can express themselves, move at their own pace and interact with other children at their own comfort levels.

YMCA Child Development Center

1027 McRae Hill Rd., TC


Year-round licensed child care dedicated tonurturing the potential of every youth.

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Preschool & Daycare
Before & After School Care

Grand Traverse Academy

Quality Care

Quality Care is a privately run daycare, licensed by the State of Michigan, which utilizes the philosophy and practices of Grand Traverse Academy.  Quality Care provides school-aged children with opportunities for indoor activities, gym time, outdoor recess, and homework and/or reading time.  Quality Care staff members are qualified to care for school-aged children through their education, training and experience with all age groups.

Grand Traverse area Catholic Schools

Multiple Locations

Our before/after school program, St. Joseph’s Club, is modeled after the example of Jesus’ earthly father, who loved Jesus as his own son.

  • Available at Holy Angels Preschool and Elementary and Immaculate Conception Elementary

Traverse City Area Public Schools

Multiple Locations

TCAPS extended day child care programs are licensed by the State of Michigan. Extended day programs are available at all TCAPS elementary schools for students in grades K – 5, with select schools offering extended hours for preschool-age students. The programs offer the opportunity for flexible scheduling, personal attention from an experienced staff and enrichment activities that develop social skills, teamwork and interpersonal relationships.

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Traverse Area District Library

Throughout the Traverse Area

The Traverse Area District Library (TADL), a network of community libraries, is a district library funded by a dedicated countywide millage. TADL was established by an agreement between the City of Traverse City and Grand Traverse County and then ratified by a vote of residents throughout Grand Traverse County. Within the district there are six public library facilities supported by the district millage. They are the Main Branch Library, East Bay Branch Library, Kingsley Branch Library, and member libraries Fife Lake Public Library, Interlochen Public Library, and Peninsula Community Library.

Three of these facilities (Fife Lake, Interlochen, Peninsula) are Member Libraries that receive most of their support from the districtwide millage.  Although Member libraries have independent elected boards, hire their own library directors and operate autonomously, they are full partners with TADL in that their collections are shared throughout the district and they participate in the online public catalog as well as the TADL provided public computing and wireless access systems.

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