The seeds to plant a classical Christian school in Richmond were first sown in 1998 by several parents committed to providing a Christ-centered education with strong academics for their children. A board of directors was established in 1999 and in the fall of 2000 Veritas Classical Christian School opened its doors to 25 students in Kindergarten through 5th grade at Crestwood Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia. Stony Point Presbyterian Church was added as an Upper School campus in 2003 to accommodate growth in enrollment. The property adjacent to Crestwood Presbyterian Church on Jahnke Road was purchased in 2009 to accommodate our growing student body and to bring all students together on one campus. Exhausting all available space at Crestwood Presbyterian Church by the summer of 2013, Veritas School conducted an extensive search of appropriate campus locations.
In God’s providence, a permanent campus home became available, and the school moved to the former campus of the Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond. Within stately and historic buildings are classrooms and common spaces dedicated to serving the academic and artistic development of each of our students. With the addition of several adjacent seminary buildings bordering a traditional grass quad, this property now serves as the long-term home of Veritas School. Veritas currently serves nearly 600 students in Grades JK-12. These students represent over 150 churches and come from as far as Montpelier, Hopewell, Glen Allen, Manakin-Sabot and Chester.
We exist to glorify God by cultivating students of wisdom and virtue through a Christ-centered, academically rigorous classical education. Our goal is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and vision necessary to be effective leaders and servants for Christ in a wide variety of professions and vocations. We seek to raise up a generation of young people who have a genuine love of learning, who love Jesus Christ with all their hearts and minds, and who can articulate the Christian message with clarity, creativity, and power. Click here to read our Statement of Faith and Core Beliefs.