Welcome to Mount Olive Lutheran School – Preschool through 8th Grade
Established in 2007, Mount Olive Lutheran School, A Classical Academy, is the only accredited Lutheran school in Montana. To view Mount Olive’s classical accreditation listing visit www.ccle.org. We believe and confess the Holy Scriptures are the only source for Christian faith. Jesus Christ, as the center and focus of the Holy Scripture permeates. Mount Olive Lutheran School offers an education approach with the centrality of Jesus Christ in every subject. This education is informed by Lutheran teachings, liturgy and hymns.
Mount Olive Lutheran School offers a low student-teacher ratio that is unmatched in any other school, allowing teachers to personalize instruction for the student.
Mount Olive uses the classical model, which was the only pedegogy practiced in Western Civilization for more than two thousand years. A classical education tailors to a student’s cognitive development. A classical Lutheran education, consists of the Seven Liberal Arts. The three arts of Language are considered the Trivium and the four arts of Mathematics are considered the Quadrivium.
The three arts of the Trivium include:
- Grammar – All that is foundational in language
- Logic – Analysis of language
- Rhetoric – Eloquence, beauty and persuasion with language
The four arts of the Quadrivium include:
- Arithmetic – number
- Music Theory – number in time
- Geometry – number in space
- Astronomy – number in space and time
To answer some of the major questions asked about classical Lutheran education, please visit www.ccle.org. See also, “The Good News About Classical Lutheran Education”, Erika E. Mildred, CCLE Press
Both the Trivium and Quadrivium are incorporated into all subjects for all students. More emphasis will be placed on certain aspects of the Trivium/Quadrivium depending on the cognitive development of the student. Students will learn Latin and be exposed to beauty, goodness, and truth throughout the liberal arts and God’s Word.
First and foremost our school is a place where God’s Word and the Christian faith are related to all subjects to nurture within each child a love and enthusiasm for learning and the discipline to accomplish it.