Our Mission and Core Values

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Traverse City Christian School exists to provide a nurturing environment of academic excellence which is Christ-centered in its focus.  TC Christian is committed to equipping all students to develop their unique God-given potential and a sense of responsibility for stewardship towards God, concerning themselves, the world around them, and mankind.



TC Christian is focused on Citizen Prep.  We help parents create, shape and mold young men and women into disciples of Jesus Christ who filter everything they do through God’s Word.  These young men and women are well-educated and know their purpose in life.  They are strong and courageous, have an excellent work ethic, can lead and think for themselves, and make great husbands, wives, and parents.  Simply put, TC Christian graduates glorify God and feel His pleasure when they live life on purpose…His purpose.


Biblical Worldview

At TCCS we value seeing life through the lens of scriptural truth and living accordingly. We acknowledge the sovereignty of God over every aspect of creation, seeking to proclaim God’s truth by how we live, learn, and teach. We address the fallen-ness of humanity and the broken-ness of creation by directly addressing their effects on life as God intended it to be. We do not avoid difficult issues; we teach biblical discernment.

Academic Excellence

We value high academic standards for our students, cultivating each child’s potential capacity as an image-bearer of God. We provide educational excellence for each student within a safe and loving environment.

Authentic Biblical Community

TCCS is a faith-infused community. Our faith is passionate and the Spirit is alive among us. We lovingly hold each other accountable to the core values stated here. We demonstrate unwavering support to our fellow community members in upholding these same values.

Christ-like Character Development

At TCCS we value expressions of biblical compassion toward everyone. We passionately desire to learn and grow as disciples who seek to be like Jesus. We seek to develop servant leadership in every member of our community, and live to glorify and honor the creator.

Whole Child Emphasis

We value each child as a unique workmanship of God himself. We value the wholeness of each child’s character, academic progress, effort, physical abilities and artistic expression.