Christian foundation. Classical tradition. Joyful learning. In Bozeman since 1995.
From the Headmaster
Now in our 24th year, Petra Academy is Montana’s oldest and Bozeman’s only five-day-a-week classical Christian school.
With 180 Pre-K through 12th grade students and 30 full- and part-time faculty and staff – all engaging on a scenic 20-acre campus on the ever-growing west side of town, Petra is uniquely positioned to help parents in the Gallatin Valley teach and reinforce to their students truth, beauty, and goodness.
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Staff | Our Mission
Teachers | Teacher Focus
Parents | Why Petra?
Craig Dunham | Petra's Vision of the Good Life
Sam Koenen | Texts of Depravity
Bobbi Miller | Kindergarten and the Classical Approach
Sarah McClaflin | Grammar: Observing with Humility
Elias Denison | Dialectic/Logic: Thinking with Reason
Ginny Owens | Redeeming Rhetoric
Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” is arguably one of the most important works of Western literature. According to a poll by the BBC, it is regarded as the most influential story of all time (as a Christian school, we can think of one better, but that’s another blog post). The story of Odysseus’s journey home […]
Confession is a difficult thing. We talk to our kids about the importance of confessing our faults and failures, yet how often do we conceal that which brings us shame? In the Scripture, Jesus calls for confessions of our shortcomings, and in his own aptly named book, St. Augustine summarizes multiple iterations of familiar ones […]
As we begin our fourth week of our 24th school year, here’s an excerpt from a letter sent recently to long-time (17 years) Humanities teacher Gregg Valeriano. The student who wrote the letter did not finish at Petra, but she didn’t leave until after her freshman year, during which she had Mr. Valeriano for Humanities […]