Questions about University-Model Schooling
The administrative office of Veritas Academy is located in southwest Austin on the campus of Austin Oaks Church, along with the Schools of Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric.
Yes, as part of the Admission process, an entrance exam will be required to assess the likelihood of success in the school and to determine the appropriate placement of incoming students.
Yes, Veritas does admit transfer students. However, due to the model of our school, we are unable to admit transfer students after the start of the school year. It is important that all applicants go through our complete Admissions Process and attend our Paideia Conference & Camp to help prepare for the unique partnership Veritas offers.
Yes, Veritas Academy students are strongly encouraged to take Latin. The grammatical structure of English is based on Latin, as is about 50 percent of English vocabulary. Consequently, the study of Latin tends to expand students’ vocabularies, as well as enhance their grammar skills. Latin also prepares children for the study of other foreign languages: French, Spanish and Italian are all related to Latin. In addition, contrary to popular belief, the study of Latin guards against arrogance. In his studies, a child begins to recognize that his world, his language, his vocabulary and his way of expressing himself are only one way of living and thinking in a big, complicated world. Finally, the very process of learning Latin is a rigourous exercise that requires mental gymnastics that strengthen the mind.
Because of the nature of the university-model, the cost of tuition for a full time student will be less than a traditional private school. However, our desire to attract and retain the very best teachers will be reflected in our tuition as well. Click here for the latest Tuition & Fee schedule.
No, a board of men and women from this community independently govern the school. For more information about the board, please see Our Leaders.
Yes, Veritas Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed in Texas and governed by an independent school board.