We started this organization because we have seen the benefits of private education firsthand and know the sacrifices and financial strains that usually accompany the choice to educate our children apart from public schools. We are here to assist not only the schools but also the families that choose independent education for their children.
As America’s first schools, private schools established our country’s foundation for education. Being educated, whether in the home or through a private school, your choice shares a worthy goal: the education of our country’s future leaders. However you choose to educate your children, the aim is the same; to raise up the next generation of responsible, hard-working, educated citizens.
The MHPS board of directors are primarily motivated by the concepts of opportunity, freedom of choice, pluralism and excellence in education. Further, we are vitally interested in supporting families that choose private schools, and homeschooling families.
Our mission is to preserve and promote educational diversity so that parents have a choice in the education of their children.
Communicating the public purpose of private schools; their effectiveness at producing informed, caring and committed citizens; their role in educating the public at considerable savings to taxpayers; their direct and immediate accountability to parents; and their promotion of the common good.
Sponsoring meetings to discuss areas of need in independent education.
Working with the schools and families to meet goals at the state and local levels.
Publishing periodic updates on uses of resources, news releases, and information about independent education.
Maintaining a website for communicating with the general public about private education, homeschoolers activities and opportunities.
Promoting the right of private schools and homeschooling families to fulfill their unique missions. The rights of parents to educate their children and the vital role of private and individualized education in America today.
Providing information about private education to Montana families, financial assistance for homeschooling supplies, and grants to qualifying private schools.
Encouraging excellence in all education systems.