Our History

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We Thrive on Diversity

In 1981 a group of young college grads began The Potter’s House with the intention of making a real difference in urban children’s lives. Class sizes would be kept small. Families would be involved. Lives would be changed. We would emphasize the principles of discipleship, stewardship, and decision-making in a Christ-centered atmosphere.

The Potter’s House has a unique approach: a truly Christ-centered education for a diverse student body.

Today we are fully accredited and serve more than 540 students in grades PK-12 on two campuses. While many exciting things have changed about The Potter’s House since 1981, our mission has remained constant: making Christ-centered education available to all children. Learn more about our history here.

The Potter’s House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nondiscriminatory organization.

We are accredited by AdvancED.

Learn about our Mission, Vision and Core Values here.

Read stories of current students and alumni here.


Senior Stories

  • Rayni


    I came to The Potter’s House in Kindergarten as did all the kids in my family. Sometimes I think that if I’d gone to a bigger school I’d know more people. On the other hand, I know everyone in my class and the advantage of that is that I understand how to get to know people better- in a deeper way. I’ve also gotten to know teachers well and I can honestly say that every one of them has impacted my life positively, each in their own way. Next year I plan to attend Michigan Tech in the UP mostly because the academics are strong in engineering and I want to become a mechanical engineer like my dad.
  • Morgan


    I came to The Potter’s House in Kindergarten. My brother and I were adopted but my sisters already attended this school and my mom wanted all of us to have a Christian education. Thinking of all these years, my first thought is the large number of classes that have deeply impacted me. I think the early years were the most formative because they helped me know who I am. Next year I plan to attend Grand Rapids Community College so I can save money and then I’ll transfer to either Grand Valley or Ferris to study Criminal Justice.

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