Here are some commonly asked questions that will help you prepare for MWSB.


We always encourage campus visits. We have a Guest Cabin available for rent. If the Guest Cabin is not available the day you plan to visit, there are a few lodging options in Augusta, Great Falls, and Helena. Please contact the Registrar for more information.

From Great Falls

Take Interstate 15 North to Highway 200

Go west on 200 until you reach Highway 21

Drive West on 21 until you reach Highway 287

Turn south onto 287 and go straight through Augusta

287 will turn into Highway 435 and you will go 10 miles on this until you reach the gravel.

Go straight on the gravel for 5 miles and then turn right at the stop sign.

Go 6 miles and you will come to our gate.

Form Missoula

Take Interstate 90 South to the Highway 200 Exit

Go east on Highway 200 to the intersection of Highway 287

Go North on 287 for 4 miles and turn left onto the gravel

Travel 8 miles on the gravel and then take a left turn at the Y

Travel another 9 miles and you will arrive at out gate

From Helena

Take Interstate 15 North to the Highway 287 Exit

Travel 287 and go across Highway 200

Go North on 287, 4 miles past 200 and take a left onto the gravel

Travel 8 miles on the gravel and then take a left turn at the Y

Travel another 9 miles and you will arrive at out gate

Why should I come?

Not everyone who attends MWSB is “outdoorsy.” Many simply desire to live holy lives, separated from distractions so they can focus on God’s Word and His Truths. A one-week course, “Natural Revelation” takes place outside on a backpacking trip. There are multiple options for every student from a 70 mile trip to a 20 mile trip – YOU choose according to YOUR comfort level and ability.

Many MWSB students attend secular colleges and even Christian Colleges prior to enrolling at MWSB. Desiring to build a firm foundation, they take a break from their four-year college and invest one year to study God’s Word.

MWSB is the perfect place to build a firm foundation in God’s Word. The world’s distractions and temptations are distant and the time set apart for specific and diligent focus on God’s Truth is priceless. There is no better way to begin your adult life than by spending a year in careful pursuit of Jesus Christ.

The possibilities are endless. Many of our students attend a four-year college following their year at MWSB. Others begin the membership process with a mission organization. We also have a second year program (Venture Program) at MWSB for six students each year. Students are encouraged to follow God’s lead after their year at MWSB. Young adults leaving MWSB are well equipped to share their faith in Jesus Christ wherever the LORD leads them. The foundation that is built in hearts, after a year at MWSB, is priceless and will bud fruitful lives for years to come.


No. We are an inter-denominational organization that teaches the Word of God. Please visit our doctrinal statement (beliefs) for specific information.

We like sinners that see their desperate need for a Savior! We are looking for students who desire to follow Jesus and trust in Him alone and, therefore, want to know and understand what He says in the Bible.

Logistics & Application

There are three things that make MWSB distinct from other programs—our location, our staff-student relationships, and our commitment to proclaim the Gospel in all our teaching.

We are located at the edge of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, consisting of 1.5 million acres of designated wilderness in the NW corner of Montana. Students are set apart from our busy culture, away from many distractions, allowing them to focus on God’s Word and the work He is doing in their hearts. All of our staff lives on campus, which creates a family-like atmosphere. Each student will meet with a staff member throughout the year for encouragement in his or her Christian life. Students will also experience hearing the Gospel message preached in every class and chapel and in meeting times with the staff throughout the year.

MWSB is NOT accredited, but there are other Bible schools that accept transfer credits. A few of these schools include:

  • Montana Bible College – Bozeman, MT
  • Oak Hills Christian College – Bemidji, MN
  • Briercrest College and Seminary – Caronport, SK
  • Northwestern College – St. Paul, MN
  • Multnomah University – Portland, OR
  • Warner Pacific College – Portland, OR
  • Yellowstone Christian College – Billings, MT

Tuition, fees, books, room deposit and technology fee add up to $10,200.00 for the 2017-18 school year. Upon acceptance, we collect a non-refundable $350.00 registration deposit. This fee is applied to tuition upon Fall Semester registration payment. Financial aid is NOT available.

Payment schedule is as follows:
$350.00 (Due in order to reserve a spot in the class)
$4,825.00 (Due on registration day fall semester)
$5,175.00 (Due before classes resume second semester)

Yes, you can make tuition payments HERE. Please note that online payments have a 2.63% processing fee.

You can apply to MWSB one of two ways.

1. You can apply online.

2. We can also mail you an application. Simply email our registrar at and request an application be mailed to you.

There is a $25.00 application fee upon submission. Upon our receipt of your application information form, a mailing is sent to the address supplied by you. Within this mailing are clear instructions to the applicant.

The applicant will be required to provide:

  • An autobiography
  • Health History Form
  • Employer Reference Form
  • Pastor Reference Form
  • Two Friend Reference Forms
  • An official transcript to be provided from your High School or Home School or a copy of your GED Certificate
  • towels
  • bedding for a single bed
  • desk lamp
  • warm jacket, boots, hat, gloves, etc…
  • laundry soap and laundry basket (quarters for the dryers, washing machines free) (iron and ironing board available in laundry rooms)
  • your own cold, flu, pain medication
  • alarm clock
  • computer printer paper for your homework etc.
  • book bag for carrying books to class
  • posters or pictures for walls (please bring “sticky tac” – no tape or tacks allowed!)
  • computer (the students do have access to two computers for word processing)
  • your favorite games or movies (please be discerning about movies that you bring)
  • musical instruments
  • tennis racquets, softball glove, swimming suit
  • formal dress for Christmas and Spring banquets
You will also need: (for the “Natural Revelation” class)
  • A small flashlight (or head lamp)
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Water bottles (Nalgenes work great)
  • Light-weight pants
  • A tin cup
  • Good socks
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Ground pad
  • Hiking boots or trail running shoes
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Dorms Open and Registration begins at 1 PM

Fall semester payment due in full

Monday, August 20, 2018

Fall Semester begins

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Fall Break begins after class at 12:30 PM. Class resumes Monday, October 8.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Fall semester ends, winter break begins

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Dorms open

Spring semester tuition payment due in full

Cafeteria opens at supper

Monday, January 7, 2019

Spring semester begins

Friday, March 1, 2018

Spring break begins and continues through March 10. Campus closes during this week. Cafeteria closes following breakfast on Saturday, March 2, and reopens on Sunday, March 10 at supper.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Classes resume

Friday, April 26, 2019

Semester ends

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Graduation at 10:00 am

Sunday, April 28 – Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Israel Tour 2019