It’s one of the questions we get asked most, and one of the most important for us to answer as a classical school: “Why Latin?” Read elementary Latin teacher Elizabeth Wickland’s perspective in the first and second part of her two-part series, “Latin Grammar: The Road to Rhetoric” in our Scholar’s Forum.
It’s time for our Spell-a-thon, an annual opportunity for families and friends to support Petra Academy and encourage our students in their education. All donations are tax deductible and play a pivotal role in providing funds for our operational needs, as well as allowing the school to allocate $90,000 this year toward scholarships for families in need. This is our biggest elementary fundraiser of the year and our goal is to reach $20,000!
Petra Academy will again coordinate the taking of individual student portraits on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 27 and 28. Proofs and information will be sent home so that parents may order pictures as they desire. As with every day, please ensure students wear dress code-appropriate clothing. You may download the tentative picture schedule for the two days here.
In this, our 21st year, we’re on our way to our highest enrollment ever! The latest numbers (with available seats and notes) for the 2016-17 school year are:
K4 (MWF): 9 (16)
K4 (TR): 5 (16)
Kindergarten (AM): 16 (16) FULL!
Kindergarten (PM): 5 (16)
1st Grade: 16 (16) FULL!
2nd Grade: 23 (32) Second section now open!
3rd Grade: 18 (32) Second section now open!
4th Grade: 14 (16) Only two seats available!
5th Grade: 16 (16) FULL!
6th Grade: 12 (16)
7th Grade: 13 (16)
8th Grade: 13 (16)
9th Grade: 16 (16) FULL!
10th Grade: 13 (16)
11th Grade: 12 (16)
12th Grade: 10 (16)
Total Actual Enrollment: 211 students
(The following is the second part of a two-part series on Latin at Petra Academy. Click here to read part 1). At Petra, we begin our 3rd through 6th grade Latin classes with “Jingles and Chants,” foundational elements of the Latin language sung or rhythmically chanted by the group as a whole. The rhythm and […]
The Romans were renowned for their roads, constructed for the effective conveyance of military might. Paved with smooth, flat stones that afforded the soldiers an efficient marching pace along straight paths, these roads became a symbol of the strength and reach of the Empire. Roman law mandated the maintenance of roads, so Roman engineers developed […]
As the Gallatin Valley’s only K4-12th grade classical Christian school, Petra Academy began its 21st year in Bozeman last week with a record 211-student enrollment and some exciting news: as reported by the ACT National Office, Petra Academy students scored 38% higher than the Montana state-wide average, with the class of 2016 earning an average […]
In case you haven’t figured it out (or in case you are struggling to accept it), today is the first day of our 2016-2017 school year. Like most schools, we make a big deal about the first day of school, and I want to spend a few minutes this morning thinking about why first days […]