Partnering with Homeschool Familes
Veritas Classical Schools offers homeschooling families a unique complement to their home study programs with an emphasis on a classical Christian model of education. Veritas Classical Schools function in the role of tutor, assisting parents in their educational roles. Each student attends Veritas one day per week during the school year according to the child's age group.
The purpose of Veritas Classical Schools is to help mold students into thinkers, young men and women who do not simply "regurgitate" the information they have been fed but rather who analyze, critique, and affect the world by applying Biblical wisdom to their lives, families, and communities. Veritas Schools offer homeschooling families a unique complement to their home study programs by providing one day per week of classroom instruction, with an emphasis on classical as well as traditional subjects taught from a distinctly Christian perspective. It is our goal that Veritas students learn to THINK, biblically and logically, not just to blindly memorize seemingly unrelated and irrelevant facts required to do "well" on tests. The Veritas student is taught to be a lifelong learner, to consistently evaluate and critique relevant issues, and to always seek to skillfully communicate his thoughts. All students at Veritas Schools learn factual and philosophical truth, learn to evaluate the messages they are receiving from the world around them, and learn to defend their beliefs in a persuasive manner.
Veritas Classical Schools believes that parents are ultimately responsible before God for the education of their children. This education includes an upbringing that will teach them the basics of education and plant in them a thirst for knowledge and truth. It is parents' responsibility for the academic and spiritual nurturing of their children.
We believe that each child should have the opportunity to learn truth from a scriptural perspective and evaluate life's philosophies from a biblical worldview. Veritas Classical Schools have been established to provide home schooled students with:
An integrated core curriculum in history, literature, composition, grammar, critical thinking, and vocabulary/language with regular assignments to outline the student's weekly work at home
Accountability for completed assignments
Teaching of advanced subjects with enrichment activities not frequently included in home school studies
Evaluation of student's progress by experienced educators
Weekly classroom peer interaction in an academic environment
Code of Conduct
Veritas students are expected to honor God, their parents, their country, their instructor(s), and their fellow students, according to biblical principles of conduct.
Veritas students are expected to act respectfully, honorably, honestly, and with integrity at all times and in all situations.
Students are expected to act respectfully toward all church/school staff, students, facilities, and property.
Students will follow the Veritas dress code.
Veritas students are expected to arrive on time, have all assignments completed, and be prepared to participate in each class.