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School of Rhetoric

Passionately purposeful. Ambitious, adventurous spirit. Fully alive and engaged.

With minds full of knowledge and the ability to organize that knowledge into meaningful arguments, students in our School of Rhetoric are prepared to focus on winsome and effective expression.

Students are inspired to learn, serve, and lead here. They seek and embrace meaningful challenge. Teachers encourage our students to stretch and grow through vibrant and engaging lessons both inside the walls of the classroom and outdoors among God’s creation. Here our students are able to discover their passions, challenge themselves, and explore the opportunities available to them in life after Veritas. 

The School of Rhetoric is not our students’ final destination, rather it is a stepping stone on the path of becoming a life-long learner. Our students leave Veritas with the knowledge and tools to succeed in college but also with the desire to continue learning throughout their lives. While most Veritas graduates attend college or university, students also leave Veritas to pursue a trade, begin mission work, and more. Throughout their time in the School of Rhetoric, students are encouraged and guided in making the right decision for themselves with the help of our College and Academic Advising staff. No matter the path they choose, Veritas students leave ready to make their mark on the world. 

The irrepressible visionary—informed of the past, mindful of the future, master of the moment in pursuit of his/her calling. 


Troy Schuknecht

School of Rhetoric Head
Associate Head of School

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Melonie Elequin

Schools of Rhetoric Academic Dean
Associate Upper School Head

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Stephanie Johnson

SLR Administrative Assistant
SLR Office Phone: 512-891-1681

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