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.
Petra is hiring! Available positions for 2018-19 are:
- 1st Grade Teacher (8 a.m.-4 p.m., 5 days/wk)
- Art Teacher (12-4 p.m., 5 days/wk)
- Athletic Director/P.E. Teacher (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 5 days/wk)
- Boys JV/Varsity B’ball Coach (November-February; 3:45-5:30 p.m., 5 days/wk)
- Boys 5th-8th B’ball Coach (November-December; 3:45-5:30 p.m., 5 days/wk)
- Girls JV B’ball Coach (November-February; 3:45-5:30 p.m., 5 days/wk)
- Girls 5th-8th B’ball Coach (January-February 3:45-5:30 p.m., 5 days/wk)
Interested in enrolling at Petra? Space is still available in most grades for our upcoming 23rd year. Visit our Admissions section and learn more today!
Class Seats Enrolled
(*Our M-F Pre-K class can accept students on T/Th for a 2-day/week program as well as on M/W/F for a 3-day/week program. Maximum enrollment in this class on any day is 8 students). Contact Admissions Director Mark Christofferson for details.
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