Strong Minds, Soft Hearts, Rich Souls.
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?
Bobbi Miller | Kindergarten and the Classical Approach
Sarah McClaflin | Grammar: Observing with Humility
Elias Denison | Dialectic/Logic: Thinking with Reason
Ginny Owens | Redeeming Rhetoric
Sam Koenen | Texts of Depravity
Good parents want their children to grow up to be good people. They hold their hope for value in something that carries lasting fulfillment and makes an impact on their lives for the better. Challenging children to excel in their schooling, their hobbies, their sports activities, or their friendships are often the grounds where parents […]
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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 […]