The Purpose of a Veritas Education
The aim of classical education at Veritas Academy goes beyond preparing students for college or the workforce, but is focused on producing men and women of wisdom and virtue. As image bearers of God, students are trained to know and love the true, the good, and the beautiful, culminating in a virtuous life. Students educated in this tradition reason, think logically, examine arguments, and communicate effectively both in written and spoken word.
The Three Stages of Learning
As students progress through the three stages of learning and school levels at Veritas Academy—Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric—they receive a comprehensive education that fully integrates a Biblical worldview and focuses on ordering their loves to become life-long learners, Christ followers, and responsible citizens.
The Grammar School includes PreSchool through 4th Grade. These years are a time of wonder and excitement as our teachers strive to develop in students a deep love of learning. The curricular emphasis during these years is on learning basic facts and figures during a time when children love to memorize—and when they are best at doing so.
School of Logic
The School of Logic includes Grades 5-8 and is broken into two levels—Lower Logic for grades 5 & 6 and Upper Logic for grades 7 & 8. Students at this age are growing rapidly in their capacity for abstract thought and attention to cause and effect, succinct patterns, and reason. The curricular emphasis during these years is on learning how to think critically and logically while becoming a self-learner able to manage their schedule and demands.
School of Rhetoric
The School of Rhetoric includes Grades 9-12. With minds full of knowledge and the ability to logically organize that knowledge into meaningful arguments, students are prepared to focus on expression. The curricular emphasis during these years is therefore on artful expression both in written and spoken form. Additionally, students think, discuss, and reflect upon the virtues, ethics, and wisdom to be found as they study each subject.
How Curriculum is Selected
The curriculum at Veritas Academy is chosen by the Academic Team consisting of administrators, directors, deans, department heads, and team leads. This team operates in a collaborative manner to guide the pedagogy for all classrooms, oversee curriculum selection and development, and equip professional instructors and parent co-teachers. Much research and prayer is put into each decision, which must also be conducive to our high standards in classical education while supporting the university-model format. Each year we continue to evaluate the curriculum and make changes as needed.
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