How will my child adapt to Veritas particularly if he enters in an older grade?

We successfully enroll students every year at various grade levels from homeschools, public schools and other private schools. Our teachers and staff have experience in assisting families and students make the transition to a new school and new curriculum. We sometimes recommend additional tutoring in certain subjects and can assist parents in making arrangements for this. Most classes host informal, social gatherings during the summer months and this helps new students to feel welcome before the school year begins.   Back to the top…

Do you have Chapel every week?

Because Veritas is not associated with any particular church, we have assemblies rather than Chapel. Each elementary grade puts on two assemblies a year and the entire class participates. The program might be a skit that the students wrote, a presentation of new information learned, poetry recitation…they vary greatly! These are presented to the other grades and also any parents or visitors who wish to attend. Each gathering opens with prayer and everyone sings the hymn of the month, taught to all the students in class between assemblies.  Back to the top…

Do you have computer classes?

Although we at Veritas are in no way opposed to computers, because of schedule and space restrictions, we do not offer any computer courses at this time. Keyboarding (typing) is a skill easily learned at home and, as our headmaster, Bryan Lynch, explains in an article he wrote entitled, “Gutenberg vs. Gates”, “The use of computers in the classrooms is fast becoming a measuring rod for the quality of the education received. But the real question ought to be not “what?” but “why?” Are students better educated by using computers just because they’re using them? Perhaps the answer seems obvious, yet this is the assumption that many people make when they ask what role technology plays in our classrooms. Technology—of any kind—is a means to an end; it must never be the end itself. The computer is a tool, not an education.”
Until our new building is complete, we will not have space for a classroom of computers. In the meantime, our students use computers at home or their laptops at school to do research and write papers. Many of those who wish to learn more about technology have taken classes through programs available in the community or from area businesses.  Back to the top…

What are the progymnasmata?

The progymnasmata are a set of writing exercises that have been in use for many centuries. They are designed to help students practice all the elements they will need in order to be persuasive and effective writers and speakers. We begin the progymnasmata in Kindergarten and the exercises gradually increase in complexity and depth. Back to the top…

Do you offer electives in high school?

Because Veritas offers our students a Liberal Arts education, it is important that they take full advantage of all the coursework available. It has become standard procedure in most other high schools to allow students to take those courses they want to take or in which they already excel. We believe it is crucial that all students be exposed to many subjects in order to experience a truly well-rounded education.
All high school students at Veritas take all subjects. They remain as a class and move from subject to subject. The only options are in foreign language (four years of French or three years of Latin and one of New Testament Greek) and mathematics (junior year: integrated math or precalculus and senior year: statistics or calculus).   Back to the top…