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Grammar School (Kindergarten–4)

4th grade taking class outdoors

In Grammar School, each day is an exciting adventure.

Grammar School girl reading a book in class

Student Growth

Every day is a new adventure in Veritas’s Grammar School. Teachers strive to develop a deep love of learning through instruction as well as hands-on activities. While learning the basic, factual content and rules of subjects, students are discovering new concepts and reveling in this time of wonder and excitement. 

Throughout the day students will engage in learning math, science, reading, spelling, and more. In addition to academics, Grammar School students rotate through a Specials Wheel that includes music, art, nature study, and PE. 

4th grade girl Living History presentation on Anne Frank

Curriculum Overview

In the Grammar School, basic factual content and rules—the “grammar”—of each subject is mastered. The curricular emphasis during these years is on learning basic facts and figures during a time when our youngest Defenders love to memorize.

Parent reading to a group of students in costume at the Kindergarten Fairy Tale Ball

Parent Partnership

Throughout their schooling, parents play an active part in their child’s education. In Grammar School, that role is co-teacher. While Veritas will take the lead academically, the co-teacher will walk alongside their child on School@Home days to reinforce concepts introduced by the classroom teacher the day before. Students in the Grammar School can expect from 2 hours in Kinder up to 5 hours in 4th Grade of work on home days. 

With several opportunities to get involved in your child’s classroom as well, it is not uncommon to see small groups of parents gathered in the courtyards on campus sharing a cup of coffee, waiting on a presentation to begin, or helping supervise lunch and recess.

1st grade outdoor art class

Additional Offerings & Extracurriculars

specials wheel

Throughout the year, students in Grammar School will rotate through a Specials Wheel including time in Art, Music, PE, and Nature Studies during their regular school day.


Additionally, students in Kindergarten-4th Grade have the opportunity to register for an extra day on campus that we call Scholé. This Friday enrichment program provides students with the opportunity to partake in leisurely and meaningful learning experiences. Our History/Science Explorers program allows students to complete their weekly science and history work in a classroom setting, which frees up time during School@Home days. 

Kindergarten Schedule

MONDAy & wednesday -or- tuesday & thursday

Students attend class at Veritas

TUESDAY & thursday -or- monday & wednesday


Friday: Scholé (optional)

Students have the option to add an additional day on campus.

*Tuition Costs include Core Classes only. Scholé may be added for an additional fee. 

1st - 4th Grade Schedule


Students attend class at Veritas




Students attend class at Veritas




Optional Scholé at Veritas

*Tuition Costs include Core Classes only. Scholé may be added for an additional fee. 

What are the class sizes?


The student-to-teacher ratio for Kindergarten.


The student-to-teacher ratio is generally targeted at 16:1 for most GS, SL, and SR classes but may exceed the target and near 18 students.

Contact Us

Dani Cowen
Grammar School Head

Kimberly Bruce
Grammar School Academic Dean

Amanda Hurley
Grammar School Literacy Specialist & Learning Support Services Assistant

Alissa Borcherding
Grammar School Administrative Assistant 
GS Office Phone: (512) 891-1688

Scripture Memory

Scripture Memory is an important exercise as we strive to hide God's word in our hearts and reflect upon these truths, both in class and at home. Our student body is unified through memory of the same scripture passages each semester. Focusing on the same passage also provides the opportunity for the whole family to study and discuss scripture together at home. 

Grade Level Profiles

Kindergarten class poses for a photo
2nd grade students at their desks
4th grade students standing at their desks
Teacher and student reading a book on a blanket outside
3rd grade student reading from a book

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