Established in 1902, Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) was founded as a Christian boarding high school for the youth of Montana. We are still located on the land donated to the school by the Rouse brothers all those years ago. For over 120 years, God’s Hand has never been far from this school.

In 1952, God provided direction for MEA by allowing us to acquire the Bear Canyon Ski Hill beginning MEA’s foray into enriched outdoor experiences for our students. This has grown into our Outdoor School program, Lifetime Activities, as well as a variety of other opportunities to get out to learn and explore God’s amazing creation that surrounds our Bozeman campus. Many times throughout our history, God’s hand has opened the floodgates of heaven to keep our ministry going in reaching His youth.

We are striving to create a sustainable future for MEA as we prepare for our next 120+ years of ministry. Our next big step forward is a long-term goal over the next 3-5 years of $4.5 Million to augment our “only at Mt. Ellis” activities, further develop our Trade Program offerings as well as develop new programs that enhance the learning experience at MEA, and to create a vibrant indoor and outdoor environment conducive to creativity and learning.

View the full report here:

Calendar and Events


Mount Ellis Staff

Parent & Student Web

Calendar and Events


Mount Ellis Staff

Facts Parent & Student Web

Adventist School Pay

Alumni Homecoming is April 14-16, 2023.

Honor Years: 1943, 1948, 1953, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2013, 2023

Special information regarding this year’s reunion:

Register for Alumni Homecoming 2023 Here:

  • Alumni basketball games will be held Saturday night, April 16 beginning with the Ladies’ Game at 8:30. All basketball Alums get ready to suit up!! Tell your friends and come and cheer for Eagles young and old(er)!
  • Sabbath Potluck: Please join us for Potluck lunch on Sabbath, April 15, following church. The cafeteria will provide an entree, vegetable, and water. You are invited to bring bread, salad, or dessert and enjoy this great time to catch up with friends.
  • The Class of 2023 will be hosting a fundraiser breakfast on Sunday, April 16 at 9:00 a.m. in Allaway Dining Hall with the proceeds to go towards their class gift and graduation expenses.
  • The 2nd Annual 70’s get-together happens on Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m. in the Alloway Dining Hall. Be there! Encourage classmates to join you. Catch up, visit, enjoy some snacks – to the background of 70’s music.

If you have any questions regarding Alumni Homecoming, please contact the Alumni office at 406-587-5178 ext 105 or email We are looking forward to seeing you!

Alumni Homecoming 2023 Weekend Schedule

Thursday, April 13

7:30 p.m. – 70’s Party – Allaway Dining Hall

Friday, April 14

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Registration and Reception, Administration Building

6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Supper, Allaway Dining Hall*

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Vespers, Admin Chapel

Saturday, April 15

9:00  a.m. Breakfast, Allaway Dining Hall*

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Registration, Gymnasium Lobby

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Children’s Church, Administration Chapel

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. Church Service, Gymnasium

Potluck – Following Church

12:00 p.m. Class Photos

2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Class Reunions, Locations TBD

6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Supper, Allaway Dining Hall*

7:30 Vespers, Admin Chapel

8:30 p.m. Alumni Basketball Games, Gymnasium

Sunday, April 16

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Senior Benefit Breakfast, Allaway Dining Hall (Fundraiser for the Class of 2023)

*Meals are provided free of charge to our alumni and their families. Donations to cover this cost are appreciatively accepted in the Administration Building and in the Cafeteria. If you know you will be attending meals, please RSVP to which meals you plan to attend so we can prepare.

Honor Year Photos

Class of ’53
Class of ’63
Class of ’73
Class of ’78
Class of ’83 with Dixons
Class of ’83
Class of ’93
Class of 2003
Class of 2013

Calendar and Events

Make a Difference

Mount Ellis Staff