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Petra Academy is committed to the authority of Scripture as the Rule of Faith (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pe. 3:15-16). We believe that the primary tenets of the Christian faith are clearly taught in the Bible; moreover, Christians throughout the two-thousand year history of the Church have held these primary tenets as definitive of that which distinguishes orthodox Christianity from cults or other religions. These tenets will be affirmed in various ways throughout all grade levels as they are considered primary doctrines that unite the body of Christ. We recognize that genuine Christians have differences over non-primary doctrines; when such doctrines arise, students will be referred back to their families and churches for final authority.

As a summation of the “primary tenets” of the Christian faith, we use the Apostles’ Creed as a creed that we did not create, but that comes to us from those who preceded us in the Faith. Students at Petra will also become acquainted with the Nicene Creed and portions of the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Heidelberg Catechism, which affirm the primacy and inerrancy of Scripture (2 Tim. 3:16-17), the depravity of man (Ps. 14; Rom. 3:23), and that salvation is received by faith alone in God’s grace (Eph. 2:8-9) given through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ (Heb. 2:14-17).


Petra Academy welcomes students of all backgrounds to our community. We do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, or national origin. Petra reserves the right to deny admission to a student if his or her ability, behavior, or emotional development indicates that he or she could not be best served by our school program. We seek to make each admission decision dually based on what is best for the child and for Petra.