Portrait of a Graduate

The Portrait of a Graduate is our description of the virtues and character traits we desire to see in our graduating seniors. These traits guide our work with students from kindergarten on up as we seek to move them toward wisdom, virtue and godliness. As a teaching staff, we consciously keep these goals in mind both in and outside the classroom.

A Veritas graduate, then, will…

reason precisely and articulate persuasively, who are capable of evaluating their range of experience in the light of the Scripture, and who do so with eagerness and in joyful submission to God. This is shown as they:

  • demonstrate godly discernment in all their dealings with the world
  • speak and write persuasively and wisely in any situation
  • submit joyfully and eagerly to the Lordship of Jesus Christ over all things

possess all these characteristics with humility and gratitude so that they may proceed in to the world to the glory of God, as they:

  • serve others actively in humility
  • persevere in difficult settings
  • initiate respectful dialog with those in authority

are socially graceful and spiritually gracious, and who:

  • put others at ease, and are themselves at ease, in all social situations
  • know what it means to receive grace and to be gracious to others

are equipped with a love for the elements of a classical education, desiring to grow in understanding and yet fully realizing the limitations and foolishness of the wisdom of the world. They will:

  • choose classical, Christian education for their own children
  • spend some of their leisure time actively pursuing the Liberal Arts and attending to the fine arts
  • use logical reasoning to draw valid conclusions, recognize invalid reasoning, and make wise decisions
  • show in their speech and writing a mastery of the core knowledge of the Liberal Arts

know and love the Lord Jesus Christ and can distinguish real religion from religion in form only, as they:

  • practice their Christian faith in thought, word, and deed
  • honor Christ by leading in their communities through their individual callings