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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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  • An Education about Your Education: On Christian Community

    By Sara Kennedy on November 7, 2017

    November 2, 2017 Dear Upper School Parents, Today we began 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....

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  • Cultivating the Tender Hearts of Image Bearers

    By Sara Kennedy on October 17, 2017

    Cultivating the Tender Hearts of Image Bearers: A Conversation between a Father and Daughter, Dean of Students Steve Byrd and Second Grade Teacher Katie Earman Katie: Children are image bearers of God. Every interaction flows from this reality – my students have infinite, mind-boggling value and significance. They are creative because God is creative. They can bring order from...

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  • Qualitative Over Quantitative: Grading in the Lower School

    By Sara Kennedy on September 11, 2017

    Qualitative Over Quantitative: Grading in the Lower School By Robyn Burlew, Dean of Academics Examining our practices in light of our mission is an on-going endeavor. Administrators and faculty make it our habit to ask, “In what ways can our classrooms be more Christian?” and “What are we doing that was birthed by Progressive education rather than by the...

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