WELCOME TO PETRA ACADEMY
We partner with Christian parents to reassure them in their school pursuit
to see their children faithfully stand out in the world.
A few months ago, a Petra mom and I were discussing an article when she started to tear up. Handing her a box of Kleenex, I asked a few more questions. Did something happen in her kids’ classes? Were her children struggling with what they were learning? She reassured me her concern was cultural, not academic. “I know my kids are getting the best education at Petra, no question,” she said. “But…” Learn more about the mom’s concern in Mr. Dunham’s Scholar’s Forum post.
16: State Tournament Playoff Game (Petra vs. Yellowstone) at Big Timber, 1 p.m.
18: Current Family Re-Enrollment Opens
21: Secondary Recitation (11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in the Performance Hall)
28: Adventure Awaits Celebration (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
1: NO ELEMENTARY RECITATION FOR MARCH
2: CLT Testing
3-4: Montana Economics Challenge
5: Board Meeting (3:45 p.m. in the Library)
6: Crosscut 5/6 Grade Ski Trip
15: Crosscut 3/4 Grade Ski Trip
18-22: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)
28-30: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (4 shows: Thurs.-Sat. night/Sat.afternoon)
Tours on Thursday are given every Thursday morning from 9-10 a.m. and 10-11 a.m.
Mom-in-Prayer prayer group meets every Tuesday morning from 8:35-9:35 a.m.
Dads-Who-Dare prayer group meets every Thursday morning from 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Visit our master calendar for more information on these and future dates.
After a 1-1 split this past weekend, our Varsity boys basketball team is currently tied for 4th place with Yellowstone County Home School in the eastern division of the Montana Christian Athletic Association. The MCAA takes the top four teams from each division for their annual state tournament (this year, to be held at Manhattan Christian, Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23), so a playoff game is in order.
The plan is for Petra to take on Yellowstone this Saturday, February 16, at 1 p.m. at the Big Timber Civic Center (111 West 3rd Avenue, Big Timber, MT 59011). Admission ($4 adults; students free) will be charged to help defray rental and officiating costs. Petra families are encouraged to caravan to the game to support the team’s pursuit of our first-ever basketball state tournament berth (it’s a one-hour drive). Go, Griffins!
A few months ago, a Petra mom and I were discussing this article about classical education and the home when she started to tear up. When I asked her what was wrong, her response was genuine and heartfelt: “I read that article and thought, ‘Great! Here are just more ways I’m failing as a parent,’” she shared. […]
With over a hundred million sets of eyes making up its viewership, one could argue that the Super Bowl wins the Lombardi Trophy as the sports event champion of commercialization. But is there more to the spectacle than meets the eyes? In his book, Desiring the Kingdom (as well as its more user-friendly version, You […]
(Valerie Lewis is a senior at Petra Academy and recently spoke at a capitol briefing in Helena as part of National School Choice Week, January 21-25, 2019. The following is the manuscript of her message.) When I first began attending Petra Academy, I was an angry eleven-year-old determined not to like her new school. I […]
Late last week, one of our Elementary teachers told me of a conversation she had with a student struggling to come back to school after Christmas break. The end of their discussion had gone like this: Teacher: “I don’t always feel like coming to school, either, but this is what God has called me to do. I […]