Coming alongside families to raise up a generation of well-educated  warriors for Christ

What is PTC?
The Parent Teacher Co-op of Grand Rapids is an academic partnership between home schooling parents and teachers. It is our goal to offer
tutored classes with a high standard of moral and academic excellence based on Biblical principles.  In order to achieve this goal, challenging
academic lessons along with Biblical applications in light of the Christian heritage of the subject are presented to the student each week. The
student is required to complete work at home and keep an organized notebook of the work completed.
Our History
The Parent Teacher Co-op first held class in the fall of 2006. It was started to fill a need for a tutoring organization with high academic standards
based on the word of God and a place to develop good friendships. The desire of the 6 couples who made up the first PTC board was to not only
be able to give their own children a great education, a place to meet good friends, to come along side one another to help develop the Christian
character of their own children but to also do the same for the community of home school families in West Michigan.
2017-18 Parent Teacher Co-op

The school year is 34 weeks beginning September 7th ending May

Classes meet on Thursdays

Cost for most one and a half hour classes is $300, the two hour
classes are $340. Some classes have copy and material fees added
to the class cost.

Payments are made in six equal payments August 1, September 1,
October 1, November 1, February 1 and March 1 to the teacher

Classes are 34 weeks long. There is no discount for dropping a

The PTC is a co-op. All families are required to volunteer at least 4
times during the year (exact amounts will be determined by the
number of families taking classes)

All classes (5th – 12th grades) require ½ to 1 ½ hours of homework
a day.

All of our teachers are Christians. Each teaches from a biblical
principle and a biblical world view using the Principle Approach.

The PTC is run by a group of volunteer parents.

Parent Teacher Co-op is held at Banner of Christ Church at 1111
68th St SW, just west of the 131 expressway.

The purpose of the Parent-Teacher Co-op is to unite like-
minded Christian families who believe that it is their God-
given responsibility and privilege to provide a Christian
education for their children. We believe that this
education involves every area of our lives and the Bible
is our ultimate authority. The Parent-Teacher Co-op
Statement of Purpose is to assist home school parents
with specialized educational classes for their children.
These classes are designed to enhance and support a
home schooling approach to education.


Coming along side parents to raise up a generation of
well educated warriors for Christ


1.We believe the Bible to be the inspired and infallible
Word of God, and the supreme and final authority in faith
and life.

2. We believe that there is only one holy, personal
Creator God eternally existent in three persons – God the
Father, God the Son who is Jesus Christ, and God the
Holy Spirit. Through Him all was made that was made
according to His Work as it is recorded in Scripture.

3.We believe in the Fall of man through the disobedience
of Adam rendering man totally
unable to justify himself before God.

4.We believe that Jesus Christ is the express image of
the invisible God. Jesus became man, yet was without
sin, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin
Mary. Jesus Christ died on the cross as a substitute
sacrifice for sin and is bodily resurrected into Heaven
where He is now as our interceding High Priest. Jesus
will return again personally, visibly, and gloriously.

5.We believe in the Holy Spirit who testifies of Jesus,
convicts us of sin, regenerates and
indwells believers, and guides and empowers them to
live a life that glorifies God.

6.We believe that salvation comes by grace through faith
in Jesus Christ, totally apart from
human merit and/or works, it is a free gift. The act of
regeneration is a work of grace performed by the Holy
Spirit and produces a new creature in Christ.

7.We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved
and lost. The eternal life in heaven of
the saved and the everlasting punishment of those who
are lost (unsaved).

8.We believe in the power of prayer, the sanctity of life
for the living and the unborn – each is a  gift from God