Students develop confidence, achievement and accountability at Fortis Academy.

Within every child is an inherent leadership ability.

Every Child is a Leader

Fortis Academy believes that every child is a leader—not just a potential leader, but an individual with unique talents to contribute to their school and community. Leadership training is part of the culture at Fortis. It teaches students integrity, accountability, and responsibility. They learn to set goals, meet them, and take charge of their own education.

Leadership training is part of our private school curriculum and culture. It is integrated into every subject, part of every day, and an extension of the school’s established values. From day one, Fortis students are told they are leaders, and taught how to develop their gifts through integrity, accountability and responsibility. They learn to set goals, meet them, take charge of their own education and reach their full potential.

The Leader in Me—A Whole-school Transformation

Fortis’ leadership program is based on The Leader in Me by Stephen R. Covey, author of the bestselling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader in Me Initiative has transformed more than 2,000 public and private schools worldwide and has been shown to:

  • Increase student engagement in their learning experience
  • Decrease discipline issues
  • Enhance parent involvement in their child’s education

Teachers in Leader in Me schools report high satisfaction, and have said the leadership component has improved the way they deliver classroom curriculum.

Fortis Academy is in the process of becoming certified from the Leader in Me organization, and our staff are well-versed in its methodology. Its philosophy and methods dovetail seamlessly with our classical education model, producing creative problem solvers and strong communicators who can work independently or as part of a team. With leadership training, students are self-directed, and self-confidence comes from their individual accomplishments.

If you’d like to learn more about how Fortis can bring out the leadership capabilities in your child or determine whether a private school education is right for your family, contact us today.

Is the Classical Education Curriculum Taught at Fortis Right for Your Child?

If you have questions about classical education, or how classical education is taught at Fortis, please feel free to get in touch. We’ll look forward to answering any questions you might have, and would love the opportunity to offer your family a tour of our facilities.

Students from all backgrounds thrive in the classical education model, and Fortis is proud to be the only private school in Billings, Montana offering a classical education to our charges.