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  • Portrait of an Alum: Landon Mason

    By Sara Kennedy on March 9, 2019

    A sleek, white, warm and windowed dome sits in the middle of a gray winterscape. Set against a barren backdrop, flowers, herbs and vegetables glow with light and welcome. In another view, the same sleek white dome anchors the corner of a busy urban park – a playground of sorts for older adults. Amid skyscrapers and sidewalks, a protected...

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  • Res Symposium: The Mean Among Monsters

    By Sara Kennedy on January 9, 2019

    Res Symposium: The Mean Among Monsters Throughout the year, Upper School teachers send emails to 7th-12th grade parents that begin with the subject line Res Symposium.  Literally understood as conversation over drinks, the phrase encourages schole – restful learning – over a shared meal. Our hope is that these short notes from teachers will provide parents with rich questions and ideas...

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  • Portrait of an Alum: Seth Daly

    By Sara Kennedy on October 26, 2018

    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 Seth Daly, a...

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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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