Is Veritas right for our family?
A PLACE TO FLOURISH
You send her to school with new shoes and sharpened pencils—and the seeds of faith and learning you’ve nurtured from her earliest days. At Veritas School, we provide the good soil for those seeds to grow, cultivating her mind and her soul. That’s why we offer an education that begins with the end in mind – one that encourages her to grow, flourish, and bear fruit. It will help her discover both God’s purpose for the world and His purpose for her life so that when she graduates:
- She understands and believes the gospel, enjoying a sincere, growing faith.
- She experiences and desires authentic Christian community.
- She communicates effectively in speech and writing.
- She reasons critically, expansively, and independently.
- She possesses the tools and desire for a lifetime of learning.
- She will serve the kingdom of God and engage her community faithfully.
A LIFE-GIVING EDUCATION
Here’s how classical education helps us cultivate minds and souls at Veritas:
Growing Lifelong LearnersWe want our students to understand that learning is so much more than textbooks, taking notes, and answers on a test. It’s about engaging God’s world with wonder and curiosity, not just while they’re with us but for the rest of their lives. This principle is core to who we are and how we teach. To accomplish this goal, we introduce our youngest students to the grammar or facts and structure of each subject. In the middle school years, students are taught to apply that grammar logically, and to reason carefully. As they enter high school, students practice communicating clearly and compellingly. Students who’ve been taught in this classical model are well prepared for a lifetime of learning.
Spreading Deep RootsDeep roots are strong roots. And when they’re enriched with the right nutrients, they provide a secure foundation for continued growth. This is what inspires our teaching of Latin and the classics, and why we invite students to join in “The Great Conversation” – meaningful discussions of literature, math, science, religion, philosophy and history. It’s foundational to what they’re learning now—and to the learning they’ll do for the rest of their lives.
Nurturing ConnectionsMath is more than sums and subtraction; it shows up in the notes and measures of music. History isn’t simply a list of dates; it’s how God is working in and through people and places. Latin is more than a language; it’s elemental to understanding the structure of language and unlocks science, math, and literature. Relationships exist between every discipline; rather than studying each in isolation, our joy is to help students discover both context and connectedness.
Loving what is LovelyBecause we are created in God’s image, we can appreciate the goodness He has made. But our inherent brokenness, coupled with the pressures of our culture, means it takes effort to focus on what’s true, beautiful, and good. We engage our students with noble and beautiful objects of study, nourishing their imaginations so they will always recognize the truth, beauty, and goodness of God in the world—and become vessels to share it with others.
Tending the GardenWeeding and pruning are some of the most important things you do to help a garden flourish; hearts and minds are no different. That’s why we take the time for teachable moments—even when it requires us to step outside of our schedule. We want to understand what’s going on in the hearts of our students, not just modify their behavior. This requires time and attention in the short term. But it’s worth it. In the long-term, tending the garden will bear good fruit for our students, our school and our community.
Bearing FruitStudents leave Veritas with so much more than a diploma. They’re ready to engage the world and influence it for good. They’re equipped to lead and serve their friends, their families, their communities. Their hearts are fertile ground as they discover who they are in Christ and as His followers, bear fruit in the lives of those around them. Click here to download the Principles of Classical Education PDF.
How do I know if Veritas is right for our family?
A PLACE TO GROW
This checklist will help you determine your next steps:
- We are intentionally discipling our children at home and at church.
- We are interested in a school that prioritizes the shepherding of hearts, not just academic rigor.
- We want to be part of a community of faith and learning, where relationships with faculty, staff, students, and other parents are valued.
- We are committed to engaging with all aspects of our children’s academic work: valuing the content, helping with homework, seeking help when it’s needed, and staying connected to teachers.
If this list describes you, we invite you to schedule a tour.