Grand Traverse Academy
  • 1245 West Hammond Road, Traverse City, MI, United States

Our Mission

Grand Traverse Academy's mission is for all students to be safe, loved, and learning as they achieve excellence in character and academics.

Excellence is defined as

  • prepared for responsible citizenship
  • prepared for success in higher education

Our Beliefs

The staff of Grand Traverse Academy believes

  • in teaching exemplary character and excellence in academics.
  • that all students are capable of learning; our high expectations and individualizing help their learning.
  • in making decisions by first considering what is best for all students.
  • that success in learning builds self-esteem and pride; challenge and mistakes are part of learning and help build character.
  • in providing outstanding customer service to GTA community members. 
  • that Choice Theory helps us understand behavior, learning, and the importance of internal motivation.
  • that staff and students are responsible for continuous improvement.
  • that our school must have positive relationships built on trust, because everyone is important and contributes to learning.
  • that GTA parents want good things for their children now and want them to have a bright future.
  • that our core values will be passed on and maintained by the continued sharing of our history and mission.