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.
Dr. David Wilmington, Petra Academy’s newest Humanities teacher, will speak at this year’s annual Back-to-School Parent Orientation this Wednesday, August 28. A past professor at Baylor University, Dr. Wilmington knows all too well where students go after high school and what they need to flourish. Join us at 7 p.m. to hear Dr. Wilmington before getting time in the classrooms with our Petra Academy teachers.
At the end of this week, Knife River will have gravel in place at Bembrick Street and Cottonwood. The school kids coming from the east side of Cottonwood will be able to cross at Bembrick safely. They will also be placing some extra gravel across the Cottonwood work zone on the north side of Durston so school kids can cross there also.
Beginning Monday August 12th, Knife River has asked that we access Petra and the soccer fields along Cottonwood from the south (the Babcock end of the project). Knife River will be working between Durston and the Petra entrance at that time. Approximately one week later, they will change the access direction (notice to be given).
Over the Labor Day weekend, Knife River plans to have Cottonwood open with access from each end for the soccer games. Once the weekend is over, however, Cottonwood will be closed again to all but local and emergency traffic. This will impact school traffic, so plan accordingly, especially on September 3rd, Petra’s first day.
Questions? Contact Steven Baeth, project manager, at Knife River-Belgrade.
Humanities teachers Sam Koenen, Beth Zeman Stohlmann, Gregg Valeriano, David M Wilmington, along with Headmaster Craig Dunham (not pictured) just returned from a two-day Socratics summit in Boise. Hosted by our friends at The Ambrose School and moderated by George Fox University‘s Joseph Clair, participants engaged in Socratic discussion around Augustine’s Confessions with the goal of better identifying and implementing the essentials of this method of instruction for our and other Association of Classical & Christian Schools.
The following items are available for pick-up from Mrs. Cook at our front desk between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesdays-Thursdays:
– 2019-20 Petra yearbooks
– CTP test results for 5th-7th grades
– 4th quarter honor roll certificates
Thinking of making a change for your Pre-K through 11th grade student next school year? Classical Christian education may be the ticket! Begin your inquiry of Petra by way of our Tours on Thursday at either 9 or 10 a.m. No R.S.V.P. needed, no obligation required; just come and learn!
At the beginning of May, an anonymous family at our school pledged a match gift of up to $75,000 for all funds raised between then and May 31, 2019. Now in June, through the generosity of 32 donors – parents, grandparents, staff, friends – we matched the match (and then some)! As one father included in a note with his check, “Thank you for providing a great school to partner with in raising our children. We are happy to be used to help in the Petra mission.”