Grand Traverse Academy was authorized in 2000 by Lake Superior State University and serves students in preschool through grade 12. Our mission is for all students to be safe, loved and learning as they achieve excellence in character and academics.
Our school is located on 80 wooded acres just minutes from downtown Traverse City in beautiful northern Michigan. Character education, the implementation of Dr. William Glasser's Choice Theory, school uniforms (worn by both students and staff ), multi-aged elementary classrooms, individualized instruction and high academic and behavior standards help to create our unique culture.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Grand Traverse Academy’s high school among the best in the nation in 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2019.