The Goal of Veritas Classical Schools
The goal of Veritas Classical Schools is to offer homeschooling families a unique, integrative complement to their home study programs with an emphasis on a classical Christian model of education. Because of this integrative approach, our humanities program is taken as a unit. We do not offer the option of choosing specific courses to take in the humanities.
Veritas Classical Schools functions 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 his age group for humanities. If a student takes math and science, those courses are offered on a separate day.
Veritas Classical Schools assist homeschooling parents by partnering them to communicate the truth, train the mind and cultivate the heart in a Christ-honoring atmosphere.
Classical Christian Approach
It is not uncommon for homeschooling families to feel the need for assistance in the planning and structure of curricula, in providing motivation for their students, in the teaching of various special subjects, and in the objective evaluation of their student's work. Homeschooled students also often suffer from the lack of peer interaction in an academic atmosphere, where challenging discussion, debate, and idea-analysis are encouraged.
Veritas Classical Schools have been established to provide homeschooled students with: an integrated core curriculum in history, literature, composition, grammar, critical thinking, and vocabulary/language;regular assignments to outline the student's weekly work at home; accountability for completed assignments; teaching of advanced subjects;enrichment activites not frequently included in homeschool studies; evaluation of the student's progress by experienced educators; and weeklyclassroom peer interaction in an academic environment.
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 distinctively biblical worldview.
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 are taught factual and philosophical truth, are taught to evaluate the messages they are receiving from the world around them, and are taught to defend their beliefs in a persuasive manner.
Veritas Classical Schools recognizes that God has ordained parents as the agents responsible for the academic and spiritual nurturing of their children. At Veritas Classical Schools, we endeavor to assist parents by presenting a Christian worldview which teaches children to love God with all their hearts, minds, souls, and strength. Our intent is to communicate the truth, train the mind, and cultivate the heart in a Christ-honoring atmostphere.
Study to show yourself approved unto God.
II Timothy 2:15