Why Grand Traverse Academy

School uniforms

School uniforms help build a sense of community, reduce distractions and increase safety. Students and staff wear uniforms daily at GTA.

Teacher looping

Matching elementary students with the same teacher for two consecutive years helps build stronger relationships and allows teachers to follow academic progress, tailor lessons to meet individual needs and interests, and leverage students' strengths across the curriculum. The result is more effective teaching and enhanced student achievement.

Character education

Good character is the foundation for success in life. At GTA, traits such as respect, kindness, responsibility, integrity, and work ethic are modeled, taught, and graded on a regular basis.

National recognition

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Grand Traverse Academy's high school among the best in the nation in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.