Traverse City Christian School

753 Emerson Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 929-1747

(out of 10)

Private Grades 6-12 238 students 11 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Michigan Merit Examination (MME)

In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.
  • This school in 2014
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Traverse City Christian School is a private high school in Garfield Township. The principal of Traverse City Christian School is Anthony (Tony) Clymer and can be contacted at 238 students go to Traverse City Christian School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Traverse City Christian School is 11:1. Northwest Michigan House of Hope is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% %
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    TCCS is focused on training the whole child according to Biblical principles. They teach children HOW to think. The bar is set high but attainable.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a quality school that is focused on God first. They staff is very qualified and loving. The school does a great job at developing a Christian Worldview in the kids. My kids are learning how to think critically and view the world the way God would have us view it. The atmosphere is very safe and welcoming. My kids love it there.

  • (2 years ago)

    Hardly a Christian School if they don't follow the Matt. 18 principles stated in the handbooks.

  • (2 years ago)

    Outstanding experience. I have put one daughter through TCCS and another is currently attending. The school prepared my eldest daughter well. She is a 4.0 student in her first year of college and is set for a bright future. My younger daughter has to work hard and the teachers are firm and fair. I love the family atmosphere the diverse backgrounds of the students and the focus on Christian excellence in an academic environment. The old fundamentalist days are gone and the focus is on Christ and serving Him - not man-made legalism. I would recommend TC Christian for any parent who seriously wants a great education coupled with faith and family values. 'Old school' school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I currently have three students at TCCS. It's a tough school if you don't keep up with your studies but the teaching staff has been excellent. I've never seen kids have so much fun in a school. There are many planned outings and extraordinary mission opportunites. The sports program for both girls and boys is strong with huge parent and student fan support. This past year has been very exciting in sporting acheivements. All three of my children are involved with sports drama music and student council. They have been taught to manage their time very well and are all on the high honor roll. I believe their success is greatly due to private education and TCCS.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a wonderful place with a caring staff students and parents. They focus on serving others (School-wide Mission trip to Mississippi!). The education prepares them very well for College. I have had 1 child graduate and have 2 children still there. Whenever I find it a struggle to make the tuition payment the Lord shows me another reason why I am so glad my children have had TCCS in their lives!

  • (11 years ago)

    I graduated from TCCS in 2002. Although it did not have 'great' sports (Only the guys soccor team had a lot of success) the teaching was great. While it did have its problems (students chewed gun in class when they wern't supposed to and were rarely in dress code) I had a wonderful experience their. My favorate teachers were Mrs. Radtke (math) and Mr. Weber (english).

  • (11 years ago)

    A school that did not live up to its promise. Overall quality of teaching(with one or two exceptions)was fair to poor. Extracurriculars were essentially sports. Claimed to be denominational free but had an extremely strong fundamentalist approach to all matters.

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