How You Can Help


As an independent school, Petra Academy receives no financial support from public tax revenue. Consequently, we rely on tuition income and financial contributions to meet our operating budget. Our tuition is lower than what it would need to be for Petra to maintain an operating budget on tuition income alone; otherwise, many families could not afford a Petra education. However, generous financial support has enabled us to pay our teachers competitive wages and support an operating fund.

We appreciate the many ways that families and friends of Petra have contributed to its success. To stay connected with what’s going on at school, please sign up to receive our weekly Griffin Gazette email.


Your prayers for our staff and students are vital and deeply appreciated. If you are in the Bozeman area, please call our office for weekly opportunities for corporate prayer.


There are clearly numerous worthy causes for Christians to use their wealth to contribute towards the work of the Church throughout the world. We recognize that giving is a personal matter and that not everyone is led to give in the same ways. But obviously, we believe in the important role that quality Christian education plays in the work of God’s kingdom and are grateful for all who contribute toward the fulfillment of our mission.

To make a tax-deductible financial gift, please contact our Headmaster.


We keep a set of wishlists of items with price tags ranging from dozens to thousands of dollars. These are items that we’d like to have, but in the course of annual budgeting, have determined we just don’t have the spare funds (yet) to purchase. Be sure to check our recent list of donated wishlist items!


As is true for any school, volunteers – one-time, daily, weekly, monthly – have been an essential part of what has made Petra Academy successful over the past 20 years. Many of these volunteers have been parents whose children attend our school, but many more have been grandparents, neighbors, and people who simply love children and have a heart for classical and Christian education in the Gallatin Valley.

There are many ways to volunteer at Petra: substitute teachers, sports coaches, fundraising coordinators, help with cleaning, maintenance, etc. Please contact our office if you would like to offer your time and talents.