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  • Artists Among Us: Visual Arts at Veritas

    By Sara Kennedy on October 4, 2014

    Art Department faculty member Beth Scott, along with her colleagues Sunny Rosebro and Kathy Hutton, share their vision and passion for art throughout each stage of our students’ development. At Veritas, our program has been labored over and refined for many years. We have carefully considered a classical approach to the grammar, logic, and rhetoric stages of learning and...

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  • The Run for Mukhanyo: An Interview with Morgan Lewis

    By Sara Kennedy on September 25, 2014

    “Your life should be about finding the intersection of the world’s greatest need and your greatest passion.” Frederick Buechner On the morning of October 13, the 4th Annual Run For Mukhanyo will kick-off on the Union Seminary Fitness Loop, directly across from Veritas’ campus. Over one hundred 4 – 16 year old students will enlist friends and family to...

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  • The LEGO Movie and the Metaphysics of Creativity

    By on September 22, 2014

    On September 2, the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation and Culture published the following essay by Veritas Humanities teacher Dr. Jim Watkins.  To read the full piece, continue to: http://www.washingtoninst.org/8685/the-lego-movie-and-the-metaphysics-of-creativity/.  We are thrilled to re-publish the opening paragraphs of this thoughtful and inspiring essay here: What does it take to be creative? Or, for you to be creative? What...

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  • A Homily on Courage

    By Sara Kennedy on September 18, 2014

    Georges de La Tour, “The Repentant Magdalen” This devotional was written by new Upper School Humanities teacher Josh Gibbs and presented at the Upper School Retreat last week.  We will continue to explore the virtue COURAGE and its implications in our lives throughout this year. Last year, The New Yorker published a story about how an extremely reclusive and...

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  • Portrait of an Alum: Lexi Kozlowski

    By Sara Kennedy on September 12, 2014

    “Keeping the end in mind” is a high value at Veritas.  More than the principle guiding the way we shepherd the hearts of our students in a particularly challenging moment or directing the curriculum chosen for a specific course, we are considering what kind of human being can most fully live into their purpose as image bearers of God. ...

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  • A Beautiful View: Lingle and Newbury Join the Veritas Campus

    By on September 10, 2014

    Lingle Hall, under construction in 1967. Posted by Keith Nix, Head of School As I look out the east window of my office, I see beautiful Lingle Hall and am amazed. A year ago, I couldn’t see it. Literally, I couldn’t see it, as Lingle Hall was hidden behind at least eight twenty-foot Holly trees. But what I really...

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  • In His Own Words – Hal Waller, New Lower School Principal

    By Sara Kennedy on September 8, 2014

    In the beginning of the Protagoras by Plato, Socrates speaks with his friend Hippocrates about a famous lecturer and teacher who has just arrived in Athens—Protagoras the sophist. Hippocrates is keen on becoming a student of Protagoras and is initially confident that he will learn useful things. Socrates, however, is skeptical, and, in typical Socratic fashion, questions his friend...

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  • Welcome, Robyn Burlew

    By on September 2, 2014

    I am excited to join the Veritas community and to make my new home in Richmond. I have lived in three states, each one progressively more to the south. I plan to stop that trend in Richmond, as I love snow! I grew up in a tiny upstate New York town near the Finger Lakes. My parents were both...

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