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  • What Epitaph Do You Want on Your Gravestone?

    By Sara Kennedy on June 11, 2018

    What Epitaph Do You Want on Your Gravestone? My students are used to this type of question. It’s a favorite activity whenever we have a few moments left after winding up a lesson. Questions range from What natural disaster do you fear the most? to What birthday gift would you give the person on your right if you had...

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  • Trusting in the Hidden Work of God

    By Sara Kennedy on April 10, 2018

    TRUSTING IN THE HIDDEN WORK OF GOD | MRS. LAURIE HOWELL Laurie Howell teaches Upper School Humanities and Rhetoric at Veritas. This is the first of two articles.   Who wants to hear that large portions of adult American life involve routine – the day in and day out, the wax on and wax off, the petty frustrations that...

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  • An Education about Your Education: The Verbal Arts

    By Sara Kennedy on March 2, 2018

    Dear Upper School Parents, Earlier this month, we continued what will be a two-year series of Upper School assemblies designed to help students understand their own educations here at Veritas. The Portrait of the Graduate is the content for these assemblies, as it captures the promises that we have made to you about our aims for your children. We...

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  • Multum, Non Multa: Teaching Government through Humanities Courses

    By Sara Kennedy on February 12, 2018

    Classical Christian schools feel pressure from a variety of sources to “be like everyone else.” Parents who were not classically educated may wish their children’s experiences to resemble their own. Some wonder how colleges will interpret transcripts that don’t look like the typical progressive school’s. Will universities have categories for courses like Logic or Rhetoric? Will they dismiss the...

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  • The Spirit of Christmas: An Advent Homily

    By Sara Kennedy on December 19, 2017

    Homily delivered by Upper School Humanites Teacher Joshua Gibbs on December 15, 2017 | Photo: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights (2015) Every December, Christians are subjected to a host of dour, skeptical, and cynical claims about Christmas. We are told that, back in the day, Christmas was actually a pagan holiday and we are told that Jesus...

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  • Portrait of an Alum: Rahul Ray

    By Sara Kennedy on November 29, 2017

    The “Portrait of an Alum” blog series gives a glimpse of life after graduation, with a particular emphasis on our students’ readiness for the transition to college and how their affections and outlook have been shaped through their experiences, teachers and Christian community at Veritas. For this profile, Director of Communications Sara Kennedy interviewed 2016 graduate Rahul Ray, a...

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  • Head of School Address | Community Dinner October 2017

    By Sara Kennedy on November 29, 2017

    Head of School Address at the Community Dinner, October 13, 2017 | Mr. Keith Nix “We cannot give the world what we do not have.” So wrote Rod Dreher in The Benedict Option. Dreher argues that Christian institutions – be they homes, churches, civic organizations or places of learning, are failing at a most basic and necessary task –...

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  • The Making of JazzMan: Sophomore Luke Jackson

    By Sara Kennedy on November 9, 2017

    No one was more surprised than sophomore Luke Jackson when he won a national gold medal award – the only one issued in Virginia to a freshman in the category of “Drawing and Illustration” – in the national Scholastic Art and Writing contest last year. Luke’s “JazzMan” scratch art was the work of three of class periods with art...

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