Mount Ellis Academy
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We are located in beautiful Bozeman, Montana.


You’ll find learning, amazing experiences and lifelong friends.

Mount Ellis Academy provides room and board for students who come from outside the local community.  The boarding element brings richness and diversity to the student body, with students coming from around the country and even as far away as China, Korea, and Pakistan.  Boys’ and Girls’ Deans attend to basic needs and supervision of students in the dormitories

Elements of campus life include delicious vegetarian meals in the cafeteria, work in on-campus or off-campus jobs, dorm worships, skiing at the school’s private ski area, and intramural sports.  Between study, work, worship, and recreation, students have little opportunity for boredom and tremendous opportunities to learn, grow and make life-long friends.

Dorm life is

as fun as it sounds.


The dorm is where lifetime friendships begin.

Mount Ellis Academy has a dormitory that houses boys and girls on separate floors.  Rooms are furnished with a bunk bed, desk, two dressers, and a walk-in closet.  Boys and girls have separate laundry rooms.  Common areas include the lobby, recreation area, and worship room.  A small computer lab is also available in the dormitory for student use.  Boys’ and Girls’ Deans are available for mentoring, academic support and supervision.

Our promise: Healthy and delicious

vegetarian meals.


Good food is important.

Finding good food on campus is easy. We are proud to offer a 100% vegetarian dining program where we are constantly working to develop new recipes so you can expand your tastes and try something new. Just feast your eyes on what we have available! We feature a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy everyone’s appetite with food choices to rival your favorite restaurants.

  • Fresh fruit, yogurts, and granola 
  • Specialty salads and salad bar at lunch
  • Delicious, hot, home-style entrées 
  • Tasty International options
  • Freshly baked desserts
  • Homemade soups 
  • New creations by our chef just for you
  • Vegan and Vegetarian options available at every meal

The Bozeman area offers

amazing skiing.


Yes, Mount Ellis Academy even has its own ski hill.

Students get lots of opportunities to ski. Mount Ellis Academy offers it's own ski hill, the Bear Canyon Ski Area. Plus we take regular trips to Bozeman area ski resorts.

With an average of over 350 inches of snowfall each year, the mountains around Bozeman provide some of the best skiing in the country. Throw in cold temps and you've got a glide-friendly Nordic playground as well. From high-end resorts and groomed tracks to pristine backcountry slopes and snow-covered trails, it's all right here, waiting to be enjoyed.

Some people call it adventure,

we call it life.


Join us for an Mount Ellis Academy Adventure and you’ll see how fun getting outdoors can be.

Throughout the year, Mount Ellis Academy offers students big and little opportunities to get outside, learn new skills, and Discover God’s creation in a whole new way. From our annual outdoor school to Sabbath afternoons to field trips to lifetime activity classes, we’ll hike together, ski together, canoe together and more. You won't be bored, we promise.

Worship passionately.


Care for your mind, body, and soul.

Mount Ellis Academy’s whole purpose reveals itself most during student and staff-led Bible studies or impromptu prayer groups that crop up around campus. It is also seen when professors pray or have a short worship before class, apply Christian perspectives to secular subject matter, and take time to encourage students with words of wisdom. Worshiping our Creator is a natural part of Mount Ellis Academy, whether it is in chapel, in the classroom, or out on the trail, and when it comes to our students, we care for the whole person: mind, body, and soul.

Students are

changing lives.


Go on a mission trip.

Mount Ellis Academy students have brought relief to a hurricane devastated island in Honduras, built schools and churches in Mexico, Brazil, and Guatemala, and a youth camp on the Amazon in Peru.  They’ve preached in the Philippines and Bolivia.  They’ve assisted doctors and dentists at remote field clinics in some of the poorest countries in the world.  

Many Mount Ellis Academy students have developed a life-long heart for service and missions because of the opportunities they’ve had during their academy years.  Many become motivated to choose service-oriented careers in medical care, ministry and construction.  Most important, they come to understand the heart of God for all of His children.  What could be better?

Mount Ellis Academy athletes

grow in faith and sport.


Fall Season

  • Boys' Varsity Soccer
  • Girls' Varsity Volleyball 
  • Girls' Junior Varsity Volleyball 

Spring Season

  • Boys' Junior Varsity Basketball 
  • Boys' Varsity Basketball
  • Girls' Junior Varsity Basketball
  • Girls' Varsity Basketball 

Students get valuable

work experience.


You’ll develop invaluable life skills from your campus job.

Learning and developing a strong work ethic is crucial for success in life. We strive to provide students with the opportunity to gain experience, explore career options, and to fund their education through on-campus employment. Our work program is an integral part of our students' education.

Frequently asked questions.


Q: Are you accredited?

A: Yes, we are fully accredited through the Northwest Association of Schools, the National Council for Private School Accreditation, and the Adventist Accrediting Association. All of our teachers are fully certificated and endorsed for their subjects. Mount Ellis credits are recognized and accepted by every university in the United States.


Q: Does my child have to be a Seventh-day Adventist to enroll?

A: No, we are open to students of all faiths who want to benefit from and contribute to the mission of Mount Ellis (See Mission Statement on back page)


Q: What if I get homesick?

A: While most students come to love the dormitory environment, it can be an adjustment. There are several things in place to make the school a home away from home. Every student is “adopted” into a faculty family. These family groups do outings together and provide a support structure for students. Dormitory deans also provide structure and support. Home leaves are scheduled at regular intervals to give students time at home with their families.


Q: I’d like my child to come but I don’t think I can afford it.

A: Come and talk to us. Through student aid, scholarships, sponsors, and student labor, a number that looks daunting becomes very workable. Together we can make this happen.


Q: Does your school offer services to students with learning differences?

A: Yes and no. The focus of our program is college preparation. As such, we are not geared for remediation or recovery of several grade levels of missing skills or content. However, some students with special needs have done well in our program due to the smaller class size, extra teacher attention, and our nurturing environment.


Q: Is it really true that the school operates its own ski area?

A: Yes, it’s really true. Mount Ellis operates the Bear Canyon Ski area about 4 miles from campus. We have a t-bar lift, 3 runs, and lights for night skiing. To top it off we have a beautiful log ski lodge.


visit us.

We’d love to show you around.



You are invited to pay us a visit. While a visit can be scheduled at any time, we’ve planned two events that are specifically designed to show you the best of Mount Ellis Academy:

Academy Days — Every October

 Experience a day in the life of an Mount Ellis Academy student — dorm life, yummy cafeteria food, fascinating classes, recreation, and worship. You’ll also have the opportunity to take scholarship tests.

Ski the Summit — Every February

Join students from all over the country for three days of skiing/snowboarding, activities in the community, and worship together.

Call the school to get more information on these events or schedule your own private visit at a time convenient for you. Our number is 406.587.5178.