WELCOME TO PETRA ACADEMY
Parents want a school that gives them confidence they’re doing right by their kids. We understand how overwhelming the responsibility of educating a child can seem and want to help by partnering with parents to prepare students to live purposeful, godly lives. To learn more about our integrated, life-encompassing classical Christian education, watch our vision videos below, read our profile and mission, or visit us in person as part of our Tours on Thursday.
As we wind up the school year and prepare for summer, the Petra Board of Directors invites all Petra parents to an informational gathering this Thursday, May 24, from 7-8:45 p.m. The Board would like to respond to feedback gathered from the parent survey earlier in the year, as well as dedicate time for general questions and answers pertaining to next year from interested parents. (Note: As the weather is supposed to be nice, parents are welcome to bring children to play outside on the playground.)
– Thursday, May 24: Town Hall (7-8:45 p.m.)
– Friday, May 25: Field Day (8:45 a.m.-12 p.m.)/Lunch (12 p.m.)*
– Monday, May 28: No School (Memorial Day)
– Tuesday-Thursday, May 29- 31: Secondary Semester Exams
– Wednesday, May 30: Kindergarten/6th Grade Graduation (8:35 a.m.)
– Friday, June 1: Final Assembly (10 a.m.)^/Graduation (7 p.m.)
*Families are invited to pack a lunch and enjoy the playground from 12-1 p.m. on Friday, May 25, after Field Day. All students should be picked up by 1 p.m.
^Families are invited to attend the Final Assembly on Friday, June 1, from 10 a.m.-noon on Friday, June 1. All students should be picked up by 12 noon.
As the end of the school year is quickly approaching, it is time to order your yearbooks! Our team is hard at work putting together a yearbook capturing not only our many achievements from this year, but also the love and community that exists at Petra. Order forms are available at the front desk, and each hardback yearbook is $25 each. Yearbooks will arrive over summer and an email announcement will be sent for pick up.
Classes are filling as currently-enrolled and new families submit their registration applications and deposits. Interested in enrolling at Petra? Contact Admissions Director Mark Christofferson right away!
Class Seats Enrolled
(Note: Numbers represent only students whose families have completed an online application and paid a $400 deposit. ^Class full. *Need 4 more students to add aide and then will cap at 16.)
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