Sam Koenen, Interim Head of School

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.

Good parents want their children to grow up to be good people. And most want a community of like-hearted people to help along the way. We partner with parents to reassure them in their school pursuit to see their children faithfully stand out in the world.
Parents want their children to have the best chance of being successful; they worry that a wrong decision could lead to failure. Opinions from friends and family complicate matters, often causing parents to feel insecure about their choice. How do parents enjoy their children’s learning years if their children don’t?
This is where Petra Academy can help. An accredited member of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS), we recognize so much is at stake in the decision parents make for their children. And we know evaluating educational options can be difficult and confusing. But we also know how to come alongside and help, because that’s what we’ve been doing since 1995.
Through our partnership with parents, we provide regular feedback about student progress that so many schools are unable to offer. Smaller classes and teachers who really want to get to know your student are standard, while our classical curriculum and Christian culture are anything but.
Explore our website, watch our videos, and then visit our school. We promise to ease your fears by getting to know you, to listen and take seriously your concerns, and to put together a plan to help your student flourish rather than walk away from the Christian faith that you desire them to make their own.
Choose Petra, and be confident that you’ve made the right choice for your children, who you’ve taught to do right in the world.