Tuition

TIMELINES

Thanks for your interest in becoming a Petra Griffin! Below are our general timelines, followed by specific information for returning and new families, as well as tuition rates for 2018-19. Begin online registration today!

  • February 1: Education Team Advising begins
  • February 15: Returning Student Enrollment begins
  • March 15: New Student Enrollment begins*/Returning Student Enrollment continues
  • May 15: Tuition Agreements become binding
  • August 15: First payment due for annual and semi-annual payment plans
  • September 5: First payment due for monthly payment plans

February 1: Education Team Advising begins (optional)

Choosing Petra is a big decision. To support student and family retention, members of our Education Team (Mr. Christofferson, Mrs. Stohlmann, Mr. Koenen, and Mr. Dunham) are each available for advising to help think through options and get big and small questions answered.

February 15: Returning Student Enrollment begins

  • Online registration with $100/student deposit by March 15, or $400/student deposit after March 15. This deposit locks an available roster spot for returning families.

After completing these items, a tuition agreement will be sent. All deposits apply toward the total tuition cost. Payments toward the remaining tuition balance (after registration is applied) will begin in August or September, depending upon preferred payment method (monthly, semi-annually or annually).

March 15: New Student Enrollment begins*/Returning Student Enrollment continues

  • $400/student deposit (applied to 2018-19 tuition) with completed online registration locks a roster spot for new families as well as any returning families who did not take advantage of early enrollment.

*New families may complete online registration early, but will not be included in the enrollment count until after March 15, at which time all applicants (new or returning) will be included on a first-come, first-served basis.

May 15: Tuition Agreements become binding

  • After families have completed online registration and submitted the requisite deposit(s), a tuition agreement will be sent. Families must complete and sign their 2018-19 tuition agreement and finalize their payment arrangements by May 15.
  • Up until May 15, families who have previously paid their deposit and completed their online registration may choose not to enroll, in which case they will lose their spot and their deposit, but will not be liable for the remaining tuition balance.
  • After May 15, a family’s deposit is counted as part of 2018-19 tuition and they are responsible for the year’s full tuition.
  • Families (returning or new) enrolling after May 15, may lock spot with their $400/student deposit and signed tuition agreement, and are responsible for the full 2018-19 tuition.

August 15: First payment due (annual or semi-annual payment)

September 5: First payment due (monthly payment)

(The payment is actually due on August 30, but we give a five-day grace period. If the fifth falls on a holiday or a weekend, the payment falls on the next business day.)

December 15: Second payment due (semi-annual payment)

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RETURNING FAMILIES

The process for returning families to Petra is:

  • Education Team advising (optional; see above)
  • Complete online registration; deliver the deposit(s) to our office
  • Schedule admission testing (new siblings only)
  • Apply for scholarship (optional)

Due to Petra’s reliance on our parents’ financial commitments so that we may keep our salary commitments to the teachers we hire, all Tuition Agreements become binding on May 15; that is, if a student is withdrawn any time after May 15, the tuition amount is still expected to be paid in full for the coming year, with requested exceptions considered and granted only by the Board of Directors.

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NEW FAMILIES

The process for families new to Petra is:

  • Attend an Open House Thursday (required)
  • Complete online registration and submit any report cards and achievement tests results from previous education
  • Schedule admission testing ($65 fee for an assessment test administered by Petra for grades Pre-K through 6th; students applying for grades 7-12 submit a letter explaining why they want to attend Petra Academy)
  • Schedule family interview (preferably simultaneously with the assessment test for grades 1-6)
  • Apply for scholarship (optional)

Due to Petra’s reliance on our parents’ financial commitments so that we may keep our salary commitments to the teachers we hire, all Tuition Agreements become binding on May 15; that is, if a student is withdrawn any time after May 15, the tuition amount is still expected to be paid in full for the coming year, with requested exceptions considered and granted only by the Board of Directors.

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 based on what is best for the child and for Petra.

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TUITION (SAME AS 2017-18 RATES)

The following tuition rates have been approved by our Board of Directors for the 2018-19 school year. Read about scholarships available, as well as how you can help families who want to attend Petra but cannot afford to do so.

Pre-K $3,600

per year

Monday/Wednesday/Friday | 8:30-11:30 A.M.

Classical, Christ-centered curriculum

(Note: $335 of tuition will be applied as part of 2019-20 Kindergarten tuition if student continues.)

Kindergarten $4,850

per year

Morning only | 5 days per week | 8:30 - 11:30 AM

Classical, Christ-centered Curriculum

Art and P.E.

Phonics-based reading

Pre-K $4,850

per year

Monday-Friday | 8:30-11:30 A.M.

Classical, Christ-centered curriculum

(Note: $500 of tuition will be applied as part of 2019-20 Kindergarten tuition if student continues.)

Elementary $7,250

per year

1st-6th | 5 days per week | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Classical, Christ-centered curriculum

Art and P.E.

Violin, Choir, and Orchestra

Enrichment (Pre-K or K) $3,625

per year

Monday-Friday | 12:30-3:30 P.M.

Classical, Christ-centered curriculum

(Note: $3,625 for all five weekdays for the entire school year or $725 for each weekday for the entire school year.)

Secondary $7,725

per year

7th-12th | 5 days per week | 8:20 AM - 3:30 PM

Classical, Christ-centered Curriculum

Integrated Humanities courses

Tracked Mathematics courses

Dual enrollment Computer Science courses with Montana State University

Athletics and Performing Arts

Electives