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What We Believe

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Veritas Academy is a distinctly Christian community dedicated to fulfilling our mission:

To partner with Christian parents to provide their children with a classical Christian education for the lifelong pursuit of wisdom and virtue in the service of Jesus Christ for the glory of God. Our collaborative approach integrates professional instruction with parent-mentored study and discipleship to cultivate genuine faith in Christ, godly virtue, and excellence in academics and workmanship.


Veritas is distinguished by its commitment to teaching and practicing those things that the Bible proclaims as good, true, and beautiful, and in doing so, fostering ideals that lead to human flourishing and are consistent with a Biblical worldview. This commitment informs our moral, ethical, and behavioral standards, which when observed, have a profound impact on our lives—from the meditations of our hearts to the work of our hands and the words we speak. It shapes our culture, informing the things we pursue, nurture, and celebrate as well as the things we renounce, avoid, and pray to be delivered from. It becomes the how and what of our shared lives as a community seeking to equip families to learn and live out the glorious, historic, and orthodox truths of the Christian faith.

Our desire to be a God-honoring community requires that we develop and affirm mutual understandings. We seek to promote Christian freedom without becoming libertine and to promote responsibility without encouraging the bondage of legalism. This is a daunting task, but neither the challenge in the undertaking nor the imperfections in the result should deter us from establishing necessary and reasonable expectations. It is our long-held aim to cultivate the ethos echoed by the Lutheran theologian Meldenius: “In essentials unity, in nonessentials diversity, and in all things charity.” It is with this heart and mind that we share the following Statements to outline the beliefs, understandings, and expectations for members of the Veritas community.

Basic Assumptions & Principles

Veritas Academy is firmly rooted in its identity as a distinctly Christian community.

Statements on Faith, Life & Conduct

We believe that to fulfill our mission and ministry, it is essential that the members of our community share in both the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and certain truths and principles taught by the Scriptures.

We believe that to preserve the integrity and mission of Veritas Academy as a Christian discipleship school and ministry, and to provide a biblical example to those within and outside our community, all Veritas employees, volunteers, co-teachers, and parents agree to and abide by these Statements of Faith, Life, and Conduct.(17)

These Statements do not, however, define the boundaries of our fellowship, care, or attention. Nor are they an excuse for indifference or a reason to refuse extending mercy, kindness, compassion, and love—in word and deed—to all who suffer from the brokenness of a fallen world. As fellow sinners, the gospel calls us to walk in humility, clinging to the cross of Christ for salvation and not to claims of moral superiority or self-righteousness. These Statements, therefore, are far from rigid standards that demand absolute perfection. Rather, they are intended as a shared set of beliefs, expectations, and ideals to agree upon, proclaim, and pursue. If any member of our community finds themselves out of accord with these beliefs or pursuing practices contrary to these Statements, they should speak with an appropriate member of the faculty or administration to determine whether their beliefs and practices can be reconciled with those of Veritas Academy.

These Statements do not exhaust the extent of our beliefs and standards.(18) The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. However, for purposes of Veritas Academy’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, the Veritas School Board and Board of Trustees is the final interpretative authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.

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