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Founded in 1990, Headwaters Academy is Bozeman's only independent middle school. 

Our mission is to build confident, capable learners and leaders for a changing world.


Williams Family

We are parents of two boys and our family has experienced both public and independent schools in Bozeman. As every parent knows making a school choice and remaining objective in the decision making process is serious business. We as a family are happy to report choosing Headwaters Academy for our boys has been the biggest no-brainer decision in our academic experience. Headwaters provides kids a great environment for developing both their intellect and emotional foundations keeping in mind their individual underpinnings. Watching your children enjoy school is fun. We are grateful!

The Headwaters Difference



While providing an academically rigorous and project-based curriculum, we entrust students with the freedom to explore and share their thoughts in an environment based on mutual respect.

Our faculty comes from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, but there is a common interest that unites them: a passion for education and dedication to the cultivation of academic excellence in middle school students. Step into a classroom and you quickly see why we have the reputation of having the best educators in the Valley. 





​Our Board is composed of community members interested in education and dedicated to maintaining HWA as part of Bozeman's education ecosystem. HWA has a well-rounded team of Board members dedicated to the school and its continued growth and success. 

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