Academics, Leadership and Character are the Foundation of Fortis Academy
A private school for Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grades in Billings, Montana.
The Fortis Academy Mission
A Private School Unlike Any Other
At Fortis Academy, we strive to partner with parents to provide students with a classical education with leadership principles. We are devoted to developing our students as leaders of character who think clearly, evaluate critically, and communicate precisely.
The Fortis Academy Values
Our curriculum is based on the educational model used at Hillsdale Academy—one of the nation’s leading classical schools (see their Reference Guide here). Using the time-honored classical education method, Fortis Academy challenges students by providing both academic rigor and broad-based training that equips students with the skills they need to master any subject. Our engaging approach combines teacher-led lessons with independent discovery. Through their studies, students not only master the critical tools of learning (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) they also learn perseverance, creative problem solving skills, independent thinking skills, and a strong work ethic.
At Fortis Academy, leadership training is integrated into every aspect of our school’s culture and curriculum. With leadership training, students are self-directed, self-confident and know how to set goals and accomplish them. All students are given opportunities to cultivate their unique talents and use them to step into leadership roles in the school and community. The integrated delivery model is based on The Leader In Me, a curriculum by world-renown leadership expert, Stephen R. Covey, whose leader transformation model is in use in more than 2,000 schools nationwide.
Education goes beyond academics at Fortis Academy. Student success is also measured by character, and Fortis Academy aims to equip students for a life of integrity. Students develop kindness, empathy, compassion, and gratitude by volunteering in the community, and learn the value of honesty, discipline, resourcefulness, and responsibility through their classroom studies and experiences. Armed with strong character, Fortis students are ready for whatever challenges life delivers.
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.