The Veritas Vision

The mission of Veritas School is to cultivate wisdom, virtue, and godliness in our students, staff, families, and community by providing an excellent classical and Christ-centered education.  But just how is this mission carried out? What, specifically, is our vision for fulfilling this important endeavor? The following are some of the ways in which what we believe to be at the core of how a quality education is reflected in specific decisions made and practices put into place throughout the school.

What we believe:science class 6th grade
Education should be Christ-centered, shaped by a biblical worldview integrated into all of life, since Christ is Lord of all life.

What we do:
Therefore, biblical thinking is integrated into every area of study. Teachers strive to help students to think biblically – that is, in a way that is informed by biblical principles and by the biblical narrative. Classes (particularly at the secondary level) frequently engage in worldview evaluation and analysis. There are frequent prayers, hymn singing, and devotions throughout the day, not just in Bible or Theology class.


What we believe:
The desire for, and willingness to work toward, excellence should be the norm for a school. Our school culture values high quality and high expectations in academics, activities, and behavior.

What we do:
Therefore, we tend to attract families and students who love learning, and our student culture is such that it is “cool” to be smart.  The expectation is that students want to do well, and want to trscience classeat others well while doing it. We do what we do with those families in mind who desire a classical, Christian education for their children, and for students who really
want to learn

Uniforms are not an end in themselves, but are one way we have chosen to support the work of students, in that they minimize (though they don’t eliminate) the distractions related to fashion, conspicuous consumption, modesty, etc.


What we believe:
Teaching is mentoring, and is essentially a master-apprenticeship relationship. Students learn how to be effective learners, and to achieve and develop many of the characteristics essential to growth and success, by listening to and watching their teachers.  

What we do:
Therefore, we emphasize in our hiring and faculty development our Characteristics of Teaching Excellence. This set of descriptors “unpacks” those qualities that make an excellent teacher and, thus, encourages and challenges our staff members to grow as learners themselves and pay careful heed to their role as models for our students.

Veritas Theater


What we believe:
Imitation in academics is a powerful force. Students learn how to do things with excellence by looking at and trying to imitate excellent examples

What we do:
Teachers make frequent use of models in literature, writing, art, music, etc.  For example, we emphasize the progymnasmata rather than free-form, purely ‘creative’ writing. This method shows students the building blocks others have used to create quality pieces of work, which then equips them to evaluate and utilize similar elements in their own writing.


What we believe:
The liberal arts are for all. Music, art, languages, math, and science are human endeavors, and the study of them is a chief means toward becoming fully human.

What we do:
Therefore, at the secondary level we have some, but not many, electives. We have made a commitment to include all of the arts for all students. So, every student takes music. Every student studies art. Every student has four years of theology, Humane Letters (English/history/philosophy), math, science, and a foreign language.

Much more could be said about each of these areas, and the list above is just the beginning of what could be a much longer cataloging of our beliefs and actions…. we nevertheless strive to constantly measure what we do by how it contributes, directly or indirectly, to our mission. In this way the vision of the Board, faculty and staff of Veritas for classical, Christian education is seen in how we live out that desire.*

*To read the full article, written by Headmaster Bryan Lynch, The Veritas Vision