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.
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
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 […]
I just finished one of the saddest books I’ve read in a while. The title is Educated, a memoir by a woman now in her early thirties named Tara Westover detailing her life growing up in eastern Idaho with little to no attention given to her (and her six siblings’) education. Math, science, history, English […]
As we bid adieu to June and welcome July and the 243rd anniversary of American Independence, an anecdote comes to mind. Perhaps you’ve heard of what Ben Franklin, upon exiting the Constitutional Convention, was asked as to what sort of government the delegates had created. His answer: “A republic, if you can keep it.” Franklin’s […]