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We partner with Christian parents to reassure them in their school pursuit
to see their children faithfully stand out in the world.
With just one week left to go of our $75,000 match campaign, we’ve seen $43,750 given, which brings us to $87,500 when doubled! May 31 is the last day to have your gift – regardless of how big or small – matched. Give online or drop off a check today (all gifts are tax-deductible). Thanks!
An end-of-year tradition, our Petra Academy Field Day is scheduled for Friday, May 24, beginning with team introductions on the playground at 8:45 a.m. followed by the mile run at Bronken Field. Families are invited to watch in the morning and/or join us at 12 p.m. with sack lunches for an all-school picnic on the playground. All students will be released for a 1 p.m. early dismissal and the Memorial Day weekend (no school Monday, May 27).
Friday will also be our final Spirit Day, so please wear Griffin Gear with jeans or shorts and tennis shoes in which to compete.
While Friday looks to be the one bright spot in the week (sandwiched between two wet days), it also looks to be chilly. Should Field Day be cancelled, we will call off school for the entire day. We will make this decision and communicate via email and social media no later than 5 p.m. Thursday so everyone has a chance to adjust plans for Friday.
Petra Academy seeks applicants for the role of Community Coordinator (formerly Office Manager). This person will be outgoing, energetic, and enthusiastic in helping new and returning families connect with and experience our classical Christian mission in deeper and meaningful ways. Applicants should be comfortable with multiple software platforms, as well as recruiting and coordinating multiple teams of volunteers while overseeing the functions of Petra’s office and assisting the Headmaster and leadership team in the promotion of the school. Click here for information about pay and how to apply.
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
With just three weeks of school to go, many of us eagerly anticipate summer and the change of pace it brings. But summer often brings other kinds of changes, too, and this can be especially true for members of our staff. Thankfully, Proverbs 19:21 reminds us that, “Many are the plans in the mind of […]
As headmaster of a school accredited by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools, I serve once a year on an ACCS accrediting team that visits one of a number of schools seeking ACCS accreditation or accreditation renewal. The process involves an extensive evaluation of a school’s self-study, two full days of onsite observation, meetings […]
As a classical school, music is important to us – a “muse” whose presence and inspiration we trace throughout history as both source and soundtrack for so much of humanity’s existence. Likewise, as a Christian school seeking to train students to worship God, we resonate with Martin Luther’s claim that, next to the Word of […]
In recent months, we’ve offered a few posts here in our Scholar’s Forum having to do with the impact and opportunity of Petra Academy’s particular brand of classical Christian education. In January, we introduced you to Petra senior Valerie Lewis and the significant impact that her time at Petra has had on her life (Educational […]