Our Mission & Distinctives

Christ-Centered Education

Christ in all things

Veritas School is intentionally Christ-centered in both curriculum and culture, and instruction at Veritas acknowledges that all life, knowledge, and meaning extend from our Creator. From the classroom to the court, our teachers, staff, and coaches are dedicated to our students' spiritual discipleship as they learn, grow, and live in community with one another. 

Our Christ-centered curriculum means we do more than simply provide a religion class among many other classes. Rather, by integrating the Scriptures throughout the curriculum, we present the Lord as the One in whom all knowledge is united. This approach requires that all subjects, whether history, art, music, literature, mathematics, PE, or science, be taught in the light of God’s existence and His revelation to humanity through His Son, Jesus Christ. Because we are created in God’s image, we can appreciate the goodness He has made. But our inherent brokenness, coupled with the pressures of our culture, means that it takes effort to focus on what is true, beautiful, and good. Each day, we engage our students with noble and beautiful objects of study, nourishing their imaginations so that they will always recognize the truth, beauty, and goodness of God in the world.

Tending the Garden

This pursuit of truth, beauty, and goodness is coupled with our desire for students to develop a deep, genuine relationship with God through Jesus Christ, becoming vessels to share His love with others. When we consider a student's heart and relationships, we use the metaphor of a garden. Weeding and pruning are some of the most important things you do to help a garden flourish, and hearts and minds are no different. Our faculty take the time for teachable moments—even when it requires us to step outside of our schedule. We want to understand what’s going on in the hearts of our students, not just modify their behavior. This requires time and attention in the short-term, but we believe that it is worth it. In the long-term, tending the garden will bear good fruit for our students, our school, and our community.
"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting.
It has been found difficult, and left untried."

G.K. Chesterton