Welcome to Grand Traverse Academy!

GTA teachers and staff

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at Grand Traverse Academy. As a tuition-free public school academy, our mission is for all students to be safe, loved and learning as they achieve excellence in character and academics. Excellence is defined as being prepared for responsible citizenship and success in higher education.

Character education, Spanish language instruction starting in kindergarten, preschool-grade 12 students under one roof, looped elementary classrooms, school uniforms, the utilization of Dr. William Glasser's Choice Theory and high academic standards are just some of the ways we achieve our mission and have been a successful, award-winning school since 2000.

Apply today!

We are currently accepting enrollment applications for the 2024-25 school year. Apply today or schedule a time to meet with one of our school leaders by calling (231) 995-0665.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

"My elementary-aged son has been accelerated in the areas where he excels and has received additional instruction in the areas where he struggles. I could not ask for a better setting for his education." "The thing we love most about Grand Traverse Academy is that character is not left behind while academics are taught. No amount of education can make up for a lack of character and people skills. We feel GTA's staff and program are striking a wonderful balance in educating the 'whole child.' Keep up the good work!" "Thank you all for making our son's first day of high school so wonderful. He couldn't stop talking about it at home. Specifically, he couldn't believe how involved the teachers are with students. I haven't seen him this excited for school in awhile - he couldn't wait to go back the next day!"