School Listings

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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
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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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.