Academics

College Advising

College Advisement

At Veritas School, we strive to prepare students for life beyond our walls with the long view in mind. What will our students be like and what choices will they make not only as high school seniors but as college students, professionals, spouses, mothers or fathers, old men or women?

We strive to cultivate a habit of life-long learning that students will carry out into the world, using their education to glorify God and make a difference in their communities, families, churches, and professional lives. For the majority of our students, this cultivation continues with higher education.

The Director of College Advisement works with each student and family to consider the possiblities for life after Veritas and to find an institution that can offer the right academic and personal challenges. The director also works directly with students to navigate the college application process together, to stay informed and on schedule, and to make college applications a true reflection of who our students are.

Standardized Testing

At Veritas School, all students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades take the Classic Learning Test (CLT). Of the different standardized tests, we believe that the CLT provides the most accurate and rigorous measure of academic  formation, accomplishment, and potential.

Featuring passages selected from great works across a variety of disciplines, the CLT suite of assessments provide a highly accurate and rigorous measure of reasoning, aptitude, and academic formation for students from diverse educational backgrounds. The exams are taken online in just two hours, and give same-day test results. The CLT also provides colleges and secondary schools with detailed information about student learning trends, to facilitate decisions about admissions, curricula, and instruction.

All students in 10th and 11th grade also take the PSAT, and most 12th grade students take the SAT as well.

Recent College Acceptances

Our alumni regularly receive substantial merit aid offers from higher learning institutions. In 2019, the graduating class of 31 students was awarded $3.2 million in collective offers.
American College of the Building Arts
Anderson University
Appalachian State University
Auburn University
Baldwin Wallace University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Beloit College
Boston College
Bridgewater College
Butler University
Calvin College
Campbell University
Case Western Reserve University
Catholic University
Christopher Newport University
Clemson University
College of Charleston
College of William & Mary
Colorado School of Mines
Covenant College
Drew University
East Carolina University
Elon University
Florida State University
Franklin & Marshall College
Furman University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gettysburg College
Gordon College
Grove City College
Hampton University
Hillsdale College
Indiana University
James Madison University
Lafayette College
Lynchburg College
Mary Baldwin College
Michigan State University
New York University
North Carolina State University
Patrick Henry College
Randolph Macon College
Regent University
Rensselaer Institute of Technology
Roanoke College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Samford University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seton Hall University
Skidmore College
Southeastern University
St. John’s College
St. John’s University
Taylor University
The King’s College (NY)
Trinity University (TX)
Tulane University
UNC- Greensboro
University of Alabama
University of Mary Washington
University of Mississippi
UNC- Charlotte
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of St Andrews (UK)
University of Tennessee Knoxville
University of the South Sewanee
University of Virginia
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Washington College
Wheaton College
Widener University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
“The end then of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him, as we may the nearest by possessing our souls of true virtue, which being united to the heavenly grace of faith makes up the highest perfection.”

John Milton Gregory