The mission of Jackson Hole Classical Academy is to cultivate within its students the wisdom and virtue necessary to discover their God-given potential and contribute
to a flourishing and free society.

Love of Learning

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Head of School Memo

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  • Polly Friess, Head of School, Jackson Hole Classical Academy

    Head of School Update: Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    Dear JH Classical Academy Parents,

    How do you describe classical education to a family inquiring about our school?
    If I were to describe classical education in my own words, from my own experience, I would say that it is choosing a path of intentional learning and living. It is an age-appropriate journey of observing the world around you and making sense of your place in it. It encourages questioning. It examines desires. It requires virtue. It draws from the great thinkers of the past. It teaches us to encounter new information and assimilate that knowledge towards proper action. It allows one to dream and fail within a framework of values that leads to greater purpose and happiness. Classical education understands that intentional learning and living takes time, and the process is just as beautiful as the goal.
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Owl News

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  • Jackson Hole Classical Academy - Education by the Tetons

    Academy Admissions Events

    At the back of the room a parent’s hand raises, and with it, comes the question: “What is Classical Education?”
    It’s a profound question, not easily unpacked with a brief, prepared soundbite. So, to best express to parents the essence of what makes our Academy a Classical one, we show them. Through an evening of live, interactive classes – which we call Discover Classical Learning – parents attend short classes that Academy teachers have taught to their students. Parents learn what makes our school distinct by interacting with the teachers and the curriculum firsthand. For a night, parents become Academy students. They not only learn of Classical Learning, they live it.
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Student Life

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  • Choir at Jackson Hole Classical Academy

    Christmas Choir

    Students in Jackson Hole Classical Academy’s Christmas Choir practiced every Wednesday afternoon this fall rehearsing a special music selection for the Ceremony of Carols on December 19th. There are twenty-four students, mostly from the Academy, in grades 2 though 11. The rehearsals, led by Mrs. Lisa Landis, build upon basic music skills with an emphasis on healthy singing, expression, rehearsal and performance technique, and movement. Singers have learned part-singing while exploring repertoire from a variety of cultures and genres.
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In The Classroom

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  • Jackson Hole Classical Academy High School Art Elective

    High School Art Elective

    Jackson Hole Classical Academy is offering a high school oil painting elective for the spring semester of 2020. Mr. Walter is teaching the elective. He was schooled in the classical method of painting and has loved drawing and painting from an early age. In his current practice, Mr. Walter prefers to paint landscapes in oil paint. He draws inspiration from the Jackson Hole landscape and American Impressionists such as Chauncey Ryder, Edgar Payne, Arthur Dow, and Birge Harrison.
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Jackson Hole Classical Academy
P.O. Box 7466
Jackson, WY 83002
Enrollment Inquiries:
Polly Friess
(307) 690-8396
All Other Inquiries:
School Office
(307) 201-5040


Nondiscrimination Policy: Jackson Hole Classical Academy admits students of any gender, race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. Jackson Hole Classical Academy does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance, athletic, arts or other school administrated programs.