Guiding Principles & Methodolgy
At Veritas Academy, we aim to offer the highest degree of academic excellence by employing classical curricula within a unique college-like course offering and schedule that preserves and strengthens the family relationship through increased time together. Both the educational approach and the model endorse the pursuit of virtue and wisdom in order to develop life-long learners, Christ followers, and responsible citizens. We currently offer grades Pre-K through 12. Class sizes will remain small (generally 14 to 18 students per class) to foster individualized instruction and to enhance learning opportunities.
The University-Model® integrates challenging academics, student activities, and Christ-like character development and affirms the parents’ role as the primary influence in their children’s lives by redirecting time from the school to the family. The UMS approach employs a university-style schedule adapted to the elementary, junior, and senior high levels. Paid professional teachers teaching in their areas of expertise conduct central classroom instruction.
Grammar school students attend classes two days per week, while older students attend school three-five days per week. Students spend alternate days at home where parents continue the instruction or monitor student progress. Teachers provide parents with detailed lesson plans and instructions for days spent at home. Parents need not have teaching experience but must commit the time to actively engage, direct, instruct, and mentor their students.
The UMS approach caters to a wide variety of student needs by allowing a range of enrollment and course request opportunities. Much like courses listed in a college catalog, each course description contains information about the course, prerequisites, and parental involvement required for that class. Tuition is paid on a per course basis; however, to receive a diploma from Veritas Academy, certain residency and course credit requirements must be met.