About Us

Our Teacher

Lexi Barnum graduated from Andrews University with her  bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Language Arts.  After college, Lexi began her teaching career teaching 5th and 6th grade in a multigrade classroom in Niles, Michigan.  This is her first year at our school in Traverse City.  

Lexi's biggest goal as a teacher is to help students feel the incredible worth that Jesus has placed on us all. The following quote by Maya Angelou, is her favorite because it inspires her daily in her teaching: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."  

Lexi has a great appreciation for children's literature and has a goal to one day write and illustrate a children's book.  In her free time, Lexi enjoys spending time with her family, her dog and close friends. She has a strong love for creativity, and finds a creative outlet in cooking, watercolor painting, sewing and embroidery. 

Mission Statement

The TC Adventist School family exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.

Our Philosophy
The TC Adventist School is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to:

  • develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in Matthew 2:37-39
  • master the basic academic skills
  • value labor, physical and mental, as the blessing God intended
  • cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.

TC Adventist School is operated in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Journey to Excellence Video Presentation
Hear from administrators, teachers, parents, and students about the quality academics, strong curriculum, and integrated spiritual and moral content of our school.

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Lexie Barnum - Principal/Teacher