Welcome to Northwest Education Services

Northwest Education Services Mission:
Working together to develop learners with purpose, strong schools and engaged communities.
Northwest Education Services Vision:
Partnering to ensure every learner will have pathways to a meaningful life.

Grand Traverse Academy
1245 Hammond Road East, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 231.995.0665

Greenspire School
1026 Red Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231.421.5905

Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy
7401 E. Duck Lake Road, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
Phone: 231.994.2074

North Central Academy
5505 Corey Road, Mancelona, MI 49659
Phone: 231.584.2080

Old Mission Peninsula School
2699 Island View Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 231.492.0327

Woodland School
7224 Supply Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 231.947.7474

Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools (GTACS)
123 East Eleventh St., Traverse City, MI 49684

Interlochen Arts Academy
4000 M-137, Interlochen, Michigan 49643-1199
Phone: 231.276.7200

New Covenant Christian Academy
18201 Honor Highway, Interlochen, MI 49643
Phone: 231.640.2324

The Leelanau School
1 Old Homestead Road, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: 231.334.5800

The Children's House, An Independent Montessori School
5363 North Long Lake Road, Traverse City 49684
Phone: 231.929.9325

St. Mary Lake Leelanau School
PO Box 340, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
Phone: 231.256.9636

St. Mary of Hannah School
2912 West M-113, Kingsley, MI 49649
Phone: 231.263.5288

The Pathfinder School
11930 West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231.995.3800

Traverse Bay Mennonite School
915 Carver Street, Traverse City, MI 49686-4213
Phone: 231.947.8103

Traverse City Christian School
753 Emerson Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 231.929.1747

Trinity Lutheran School
1003 South Maple Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231.946.2721

Parents and Community Members

Northwest Education Services (North Ed) is an educational service agency that works in collaboration with schools and community partners to create efficiencies and enhance the educational system in the Traverse Bay region.

Parent Resources

Regional Initiatives

Community Resources

Mary Merwin Voice for Children Award Presented to Early Childhood Leader Cheryl Bloomquist

Career Tech Engineering Academy Team Medals at National Robotics Challenge

Neddo Earns Spirit of Excellence Award for Career Supporting English Learners, Multilingual Students

North Ed, Traverse Connect, TBA Credit Union Announce 2024 Outstanding Educators


Formerly Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District 

As a part of our strategic plan, our organization was renamed and rebranded in March 2021. Backed by extensive research, the new name and brand identity of Northwest Education Services (North Ed) was introduced to showcase our values with clarity and highlight our focus on education and collaboration with schools and the community. More information about the North Ed brand

Non-Discrimination Statement

Northwest Education Services and its Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information or any other legally protected category (collectively, "Protected Classes") in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

We stand here on Turtle Island, our precious earth, this beautiful land of Michigan, cherished and maintained for generations by the Anishinaabe people.  We wish to recognize those whose traditional land we are gathered upon today as the land on which the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians have resided for thousands of years. To recognize the land is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory you reside on, and a way of honoring the Indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial (existing since beyond the reach of memory). It is important to understand the long-standing history that has brought us to reside on the land, and to seek to understand our place within that history. We thank the Anishinaabe people for allowing us to be here today.


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