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.

Applications are due on Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Head of School Memo

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  • Head of School Update, Thursday, December 20, 2019

    Dear JH Classical Academy Parents,
    On a cold Christmas Eve in 1818 Father Mohr hurried down the road from his home in the Austrian village of Oberndorf to find his friend Franz Gruber in the neighboring town of Arnsdorf. Father Mohr brought with him a poem he had written two years earlier. He desperately needed a carol for the Christmas Eve midnight mass. The church organ had been damaged by recent flooding of the Salzach River. He hoped his friend, Franz Gruber, a school teacher, and the church’s choirmaster and organist, could compose a simple tune for his poem -- something that could easily be sung by the choir acapella that night.
    Father Mohr was the son of a poor single mother. His father had left his mother early in his childhood, forcing the two to make a way for themselves. But a  kind man recognized talent in Mohr and paid for his education at the seminary in Salzburg. Mohr was the assistant priest in the church where Gruber served as choirmaster.  In just a few hours, Franz Gruber composed the melody for “Silent Night."  On December 24, 1818 in the Church of St. Nicholas, the silence was broken with a beautiful new carol: “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht.”
    From this humble beginning came one of the world’s best-known and well-loved Christmas songs. For many years people assumed this melody must have been written by a more famous composer, possibly Beethoven, Haydn, or even Mozart, because it was so beautiful and popular. But when the original score was found, the truth was confirmed: in the upper right-hand corner of the arrangement Mohr had written the words, “Melody by Franz Gruber.”  God works through all His faithful servants. 
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Student Life

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  • 5th and 6th Grade Cheyenne Trip

    The 5th and 6th grade classes had the privilege this past week to visit the Wyoming capital in Cheyenne where they performed for the state legislatures and visited historical landmarks. The students sang patriotic songs such as "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "Amazing Grace" and the 6th grade recited "Concord Hymn" to all the assembled House of Representatives and Senate of the state of Wyoming. While the actual capital facilities are under renovation, the students were able to visit the temporary facility as a part of their performance. They sang under the direction of Miss Koci and with the accompaniment of Dr. Wagner along with the assistance of gracious parent chaperones.
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Owl News

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  • 5th Grade goes A'Wassailing around JHCA

    The 5th grade British History class went Wassailing again in anticipation of the upcoming holidays, singing old carols and sharing their joy and treats around the school. The class visited much of the school, serenading their fellows and spreading the joy and goodwill.
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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.