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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.
Elementary Testing Schedule (April 23-27)
Grades 1-3 — in classroom
Grades 4-5 — in computer testing rooms
Grade 6 (April 30-May 4) in computer testing room
Secondary Testing Schedule (April 30-May 4)
Mon — 8:30-3:30; Tues — 8:30-10:15
Tues — 10:15-3:30; Wed — 8:30-12:05
Thurs — 8:30-3:30; Fri — 8:30-10:15
The National Latin Exam results are in and we are so proud of how our students performed! Five 7th-9th grade students (Jesse Hampton, Luke Wilmington, Maiya Stohlmann, Chase Stohlmann, Nathaniel McClaflin) received awards (including two medal winners, Maiya and Luke). Six of our 6th grade students (Angela Allen, Eliana Wickland, Brady Terry, Tjabe Koenen, Maggie Hornung, Joshua Woodberry) earned awards from the Junior Classical League. Congratulations to these students, and special thanks to their Latin teachers, Mrs. Elizabeth Wickland and Mr. Thomas Banks.
Our 7th-12th grade students enjoyed “An Evening at the Drive-In” this past Saturday night, when we converted our Performance Hall into a drive-in movie theater for a double feature of two classic films: “His Girl Friday,” starring Cary Grant, and Alfred Hitchcock’s mystery, “The Lady Vanishes”. Most grades had dinner together at a classmate’s home beforehand (thanks to those parents who hosted) and enjoyed dressing up for a fun night out.
Our next all-Secondary event (the second of two “Spring It On!” events) will take place Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. when all 7th-12th grade students are invited to our second annual bonfire next to our sports field before our Petra Ultimate Frisbee tournament on Saturday. Please contact events coordinator Eli Denison with questions.
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. If you have yet to do either or both, do so soon! *We are tentatively planning two morning Kindergartens and two 1st grades. This decision will become official if numbers hold by May 15, when tuition agreements become binding.)
A poem a day keeps the doctor away! All triteness aside, it may well be true that this variation on the old adage instructs well concerning our need for daily literary consumption of poetic language. Our 3rd grade class currently engages in this practice, immersed in a unit featuring Knock at a Star, an anthology […]
I want to believe it’s happening – for real, this time. None of this “get your hopes up, only to be crushed by another 6-8 inches of snow” stuff. Spring. I want spring. And I want spring to stick around. “April is the cruelest month,” wrote T.S. Eliot, “breeding lilacs out of the dead land, […]
When I was a young Captain stationed at RAF Lakenheath in England in 2003, I remember having a conversation with my squadron commander about our lack of work-life balance. “Why do we have to go out and waste so much time and fuel practicing Basic Fighter Maneuvers (close-in dogfighting) when everyone is already working 60-80 […]
“He who aims at nothing will hit it every time.” Chinese Proverb Let’s talk end results. Many discussions in much of modern education begin and end with test scores and college/job readiness as markers of success; on the the other hand, classical education invokes virtue and an arrival at a particular moral end as […]