Purpose & Mission

Our reason, our drive

We exist:

  1. For students: we seek to establish and equip our students to become mature adults who value truth, acknowledge God’s beauty, and do good. Our methods and content train them to think clearly, cultivate wisdom and understanding, and eventually, lead with clarity and virtue (Daniel 1:4, Ephesians 2:10).
  2. For teachers: we seek to walk alongside our teachers and encourage them to mature in Christ as they make every effort to add to their faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge, and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love, so that they can remain effective and productive as they affirm their calling in Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1: 3-11).
  3. For parents: we seek to cultivate in our parents a sense of partnership and responsibility in the education of their children. Jointly, we strive to partner in becoming a community that is well-informed about the goals of our classical and Christ-centered approach. We work together to pursue biblical principles for educating and developing children (Proverbs 22:6).
  4. For our community: we seek to restore hope in our community as we contribute to the economic development of our region. We claim for our community the promise of God that “my towns will again overflow with prosperity, and the Lord will again comfort us and choose us” (Zechariah 1:17).

To achieve our goals, Veritas is committed to the following process and strategies:

    1. Careful student selection process based on aptitude for learning and parent commitment to collaboration with the school (Daniel 1:4).
    2. Careful teacher selection process.
    3. Instruction through biblical principles that yield moral character and civic virtue.
    4. Maintain small class sizes for increased learning (max 10 students per class).
    5. Apply pedagogy-driven technology while cultivating wisdom and virtue.
    6. Teach Latin and expose students to the great books of Western civilization.
    7. Maintain accountability through accreditation.
    8. Uniform and dress code.
GRAMMAR
(K-5)
We utilize this very short window of time where children's natural lean is to hear things over and over again with JOY. God created their brains like sponges, and they can learn an abundance of information they will retain throughout their lives when set to fun song and chants.
LOGIC
(6-8)
You know your child has entered this stage when they want to dig deeper. Here, the “what” and the “why” come together. This is the shortest stage, but a very important step into adolescence. We support them and allow them the space to become who God is shaping them to be, in a loving environment where the quest for truth and knowledge is applauded. 
RHETORIC
(9-12)
Ah, when all your teen wants to do is argue! We teach them to argue well. God gives us the ability to enter into wisdom beginning in this stage, and it will carry us through our lives. Having practiced the art of public speaking since the grammar stage, they can debate well by getting their point across without tearing down their opponent. 

Veritas students will be set apart because they will:

    1. Possess concrete skills and knowledge to participate fully and effectively in society.
    2. Uphold a standard of excellence.
    3. Emulate the moral virtues of heroes and heroines.

      A true classical, liberal, civic education recognizes with Lincoln that if we know where we are, by knowing where we have been, we shall then know “whither we are tending.” (A Classical Education for Modern Times, Terrence O. Moore)