Academics

The term Academy is generally defined as a society or institution of distinguished scholars and artists or scientists that aims to promote and maintain standards in its particular field. Merriam Webster further defines the term as a society of learned persons organized to advance art, science, or literature. As articulated in our vision statement, we at Veritas Academy, are cultivating young minds to build strong nations. We are establishing and equipping the next generation to lead with clarity and virtue. Our methods and content teach them to think clearly, cultivate wisdom and understanding, and eventually become mature adults who value truth, acknowledge God’s beauty, and do good. C.S. Lewis believed that an education must be rooted in holiness. He warned that “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man into a clever devil.” Following his example, we know that our rigorous curriculum would be meaningless if it was not grounded in a biblical foundation

Our 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. Small class sizes for increased learning (max 12 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.

Program Overview

Academic Levels

PRESCHOOL: Ages 3-5

Our Preschool is a faith based kindergarten readiness program that is the beginning stage of the educational journey at Veritas Academy. Following the scholé (restful learning) philosophy, kids play and learn in a warm and caring environment located on acres of quiet space.We partner with parents to positively focus our influence to shape the lives of children in a restful environment, starting from Preschool all the way to 12th grade. Through our emergent literacy program, we are preparing future kindergartners through a fun, faith-based kindergarten readiness curriculum.

Class hours are 9:00am – 12:00pm Monday. Parents can also choose a 2 day or 3 day option. Children ages 3 – 5 years enjoy a small class led by adults who are trained in early childhood development.

SCHOOL OF GRAMMAR: K-5th Grade

Grammar consists of language skills such as reading and the mechanics of writing. An important goal of grammar is to acquire as many words and manage as many concepts as possible so as to be able to express and understand clearly concepts of varying degrees of complexity. 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 songs and chants.

Grammar Stage Subjects

BibleEnglish Language ArtsHistory and GeographyMathScience, and Fine Arts form the core of the elementary curriculum and is based on topics specified by the classical Christian curriculum. A strong foundation in Math, Science and Fine Arts ensures each student’s future continued success in their coursework. The Art and Music programs include the production of art and music with Biblical and historical perspectives. With this approach, there is an academic component and expectation as well as a performance expectation. Students reenact historical events dressed in period specific costumes as well as perform in formal events. Grammar school students are also introduced to the language of Latin to help prepare them for their middle and high school Latin courses.

SCHOOL OF LOGIC: Grades 6-8

Logic (dialectic) is the science of correct reasoning. 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.

Logic Stage Subjects

Critical thinking and sound reasoning skills are developed through formal logic at this stage. It is here that students begin the exploring a variety of reasoning skills in addition to the core subjects of English Language ArtsHistoryMathScienceFine Arts and Latin.

SCHOOL OF RHETORIC: Grades 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. Students take formal and informal rhetoric in high school. Rhetoric is the art of persuasive speaking and writing. Having practiced public speaking since the grammar stage, they can debate well by getting their point across without tearing down their opponent. Through our speech class, students participate in mock trials, policy debate and other forms of speech. They also complete a junior thesis in 11th grade and their senior thesis in 12th grade. Students are encouraged to submit their junior thesis for entry into the Association of Classical & Christian Schools National Chrysostom Oratory Competition.

Juniors and Seniors have the option of participating in Post Secondary Education Options (PSEO) at local colleges and universities as part of their college preparation. We support them in their journey of exploring their college and career path as they discover their unique design. But they must also complete any outstanding classes at Veritas Academy before they can graduate.

Small Class Sizes

The Veritas Academy small class sizes translate to fewer interruptions, more time for instruction and the opportunity for teachers to get to know each student as an individual. Learn more.

Caring Teachers

Showing students we care about them helps us create a supportive environment where learning can flourish. Students learn very quickly that their teachers care about them. Learn more.

Christian Values

Our biblical values are foundational and are instrumental in training students to be good, loving and disciplined students with emphasis on growing in the knowledge of the Lord. Learn more.

Academic Acceleration

Veritas Academy serves students who are not being served by a typical public or private school curriculum due to the fact that the curriculum is too low-level or too slow-paced. Learn more.

What Everyone Is Saying About Veritas

Veritas is a beautiful classical school. Leadership goes above and beyond for ALL students. Every child’s needs are met as they are taught and built up within a classical model. Students are not just taught but immersed in a Biblical worldview. Foundational Biblical principles are integrated into all the subjects across all grades. Transition from other educational models is seamlessly supported. Staff and teachers are proactive and caring to the smallest detail. Education at Veritas, where students are nurtured into emotional and spiritual maturity while maintaining the academic rigor of classical education, is a gift that will follow your child all the days of their life.

Parent of 4 Veritas Students

When it comes to education from the heart, our family trusts Veritas. We don’t have to worry that our child is lost in the curve because she’s getting what feels like an individualized education, which puts her ahead of it!

Parent of Kindergarten Student

Veritas Academy prepared my child for college. At 16, he is already making an impression at the university where he is in the dual enrollment program. His biology professor said his papers are some of the best first time college papers she has ever seen. That is because Veritas prepares students well.

Parent of a High School Junior

When it came time to enroll our child in school, our family was torn. Do we do what everyone else does just because it is the norm? We knew a class of 20 plus students was not going to be a good fit for our child. Would the teacher love our child as we do? Is it possible to truly know a child when there are so many children and so much to do? These were just some of the questions we didn’t have answers to. Then we found Veritas Academy. Class sizes were small, instruction was differentiated to the individual students, and there were no barriers. If the class finished the Kindergarten curriculum they could move onto first grade curriculum.  Students would learn so much!  Rhetoric, Latin, the arts, GOD. We want the best life for our child. A best life starts with a strong foundation. Veritas Academy is that foundation. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to choose Veritas.

Parent of Kindergarten Student

When my children started school at Veritas Academy, they were 3 1/2  and 5 1/2 years old. The school recognized my children’s abilities right away, and taught them at their skill level instead of their ages. Today, my 8 year old is taking 5th grade math and my 10 year old is taking pre-algebra. And the school doesn’t stop at that. During the summer months, they assign reading and math summer work for students who choose to do extra work. My children love this, and their teachers meet with them to go over the problems. Because of the school’s commitment to students,  my children are motivated to learn because they are challenged at their skill level instead of being held back due to their ages.

Parents of 2 Veritas Students

My daughter joined Veritas Academy in 9th grade, after a rather difficult time at her previous school. After her first year, she had this to say: “The minute I walked through the doors of Veritas, I knew things would be different this time. I don’t have to worry about bullying here. We are all like a family. The teachers truly and honestly care about us. There has not been one day that I’m not happy to be here. My brother and I were given the chance to be a part of the best educations there is. And Mrs, and Mr. Brooks made that possible. I would repeat all of the twisty turns and endure all of the cracks on my path all over again if I had to. I finally found my dream school.” She will be graduating from Veritas this Spring.

Parent of a High School Senior