Elementary School Programs
Traverse City Area Public Schools has 12 elementary schools, grades Pre-K – 5. Each school offers the highest quality education from caring, qualified staff.
TCAPS elementary programming includes:
- Talented & Gifted Program
- Extended Day Child Care(Before & After School)
- Montessori Programs
- International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme*
- Art, Music, Library, & Physical Education Curriculum
- LEAP Athletics Program
*Traverse Heights Elementary School is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that TCAPS International School at Bertha Vos believes is important for our students.
Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition, the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. Further information about the IB and its programmes