"Providing a college-prep, classical and Christ-centered education"
Students enrolled 240
Hours 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Bryan Lynch
Transportation options None

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401 Mission Dr
Newberg, OR 97132

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(503) 538-1962
(503) 538-9229
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4 stars
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November 22, 2014
Anyone thinking about Veritas for their children will find a highly supportive, first rate school with a strong classical program methodology that challenges students to academic heights as seen in their national test scores and numbers of national merit scholars. Moreover, Veritas mission cultivates a strong Christian foundation and character growth in their students which paves the way for their future in knowing how to think and above all else knowing that God is the giver of all. There are few decisions that have a lasting impact on life and one is the choice of school we made for our two boys. The administration, faculty, and staff have positive relationships and a sincere model of respect for one another at Veritas. This in turn is cultivated and carried out by the students who reciprocate the same respect back to the teachers and among each other as well. There is a strong culture of honor and respect for one another from the elementary grades to the high school. Hence, there is more valuable and quality academic time spent in educating the students. (Continued below)

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2014
(Continued from above) Reading and discussing the great books, learning to speak and debating, learning the complexities of writing, and learning "how to learn" are the more exciting things that the students engage in. Students very often return back to Veritas long after they ve graduated just to see their former teachers and wonderful administrative staff, to offer support to the current students by sitting in during speeches or debates, to watch the repeat state winning choir, or to share exciting milestones they ve experienced as a result of their education from Veritas. As working parents who had driven nearly 70 miles every day for many years to this school, the choice we made in Veritas, was a true blessing as we see the great impact it s made on our children today. May you be blessed as you also make the important choice of Veritas!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2014
We have been at Veritas for 13 years. We have been quite involved over the years, and have gotten to know the teachers and administration very well. We are so grateful for this top-notch, Christ-centered education! The teachers and administration really care for the children and families, and do a great job of fostering a caring community that is more like family. I have talked with the headmaster(s) quite a bit over the years, and have always been so pleased (the more appropriate word would be "blessed") by our conversations and by the way they have handled the situations that needed attention. They act in a way that is always prayerful, and with the utmost integrity. They are approachable, open, and so very understanding. I can't believe we get this kind of education at such an affordable price. I would honestly recommend Veritas to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
There is a very high rate of teacher turnover in elementary. They require all school age children of teachers and staff to attend Veritas, this has contributed greatly to the turnover and decline in quality of the elementary school. They have fallen into a trap of worshiping the school and even classical Christian education instead of having faith in God and his goodness, power, and promises. Why manipulate your staff and faculty if that is not where God is calling them to be?

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2014
Veritas School provides the kind of world-class education every child needs. The teachers, administration, staff and most definitely the Board, have the heart of Veritas in mind. Their goal is to not only provide the best Christian education there is but it is also to ensure that the school lives on for generations of students! If you are looking for a perfect school with no flaws, then I wish you the best of luck. But if you are looking for a place where your child can learn, be valued as an individual and learn from teachers that care about them then you should consider Veritas.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2014
Agree with another reviewer, sr. administration & school board are elitist. At any school, there will be things that could use improvement. If a parent has input at Veritas: it is not valued, nor welcomed & rarely considered. You quickly find out the board / administration is "my way or the highway", which has lead to a great deal of teacher turn over in the elementary school. They will tell you that the amount of turnover is normal and teacher tenure school-wide averages 10 years. If you're considering K-4, be sure you ask for tenure figures for the teacher in the specific grade: how long have they been teaching that grade at Veritas & you quickly find out about turnover. This is not a reflection on the lower school headmaster, who appears to have no authority (but should have a good deal more), but rather sr. administration / board members. If you are considering middle or high school, the other reviews of children that graduated are probably very appropriate. The middle & high school teachers are largely unchanged. The current elementary school has vastly different teaching staff from the 8+ years ago that their kids were there. I have current elementary students.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2014
Our children graduated from Veritas with an excellent education and now have completed college. A Veritas education focuses more on preparing students to be able to think and to learn and less on content skills, although memorization helped as they had a good foundation from the beginning of their schooling to nurture a love of learning through high school. Their classical training using grammar, logic, and rhetoric, within a Christian context, has helped them succeed in their education and to be fruitful in living their lives.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2014
Veritas is top notch! All three of our children graduated from Veritas and were well prepared for undergraduate and graduate school. We have been so pleased with the quality education they received at a bargain price. We can't say enough good things about the teachers, the staff, and administration. Given the opportunity, we would go with Veritas again!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2014
Veritas School has blessed our children and community immeasurably. We consider it a priceless investment. We have always felt that the teachers truly knew and loved our children, and that the workings of the administration and staff were always bathed in prayer and integrity of vision. There is a good percentage of male teachers (especially for high school) and so many good role models, not just for kids, but for parents! Truly a gift from God. Partake!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2014
No school is perfect, but if you want a Christ-centered classical education, Veritas is an excellent place to receive one. Latin from the third grade; art and music an integrated part of the curriculum (not optional for anyone). And the Humane Letters sequence in high school is great!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
Be careful! The school board and administration make unethical decision. They have had a board member who is also an employee of the school for almost a year now. That is a huge conflict of interest. They have weird policies that they sometimes hold up and sometimes don t, and if you disagree with them, you are just dismissed. Very elitist. Most parents when they see this back way off from being involved or donating money. A few years ago they had plenty of volunteers for recess duty but now they have to beg all the time. Something is wrong here at Veritas. The teachers may be good but as a parent save yourself the frustration and don t get involved.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2013
I graduated from Veritas after being there for eight years and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I received an excellent education there and, thanks to the efforts of their wonderful teaching staff, I was was incredibly well prepared for college. The Veritas community taught me to think critically, work diligently, and love genuinely. I will always be grateful for my time there.

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2013
Both my sons graduated from Veritas and went on to attend Wheaton College. I really believe that a classical Christian education is an incredible gift to give your children. My boys not only gained an incredible college-prep education, but they learned HOW to learn and to think...not this "memorize for the test and move on" mentality. The teachers are all Christians and make Christ central in what they teach. The staff is amazing and cares about the whole student, not just how they do academically. Students are taught social skills, too - such as how to write a thank-you note, make a toast, what all the silverware is for, etc. - and also how to reflect Christ in all they do. And in all the classes, they make learning enjoyable. Lots of hands-on activities, field trips, songs, chants, public speaking, debates, etc. And the colleges are pursuing Veritas' graduates! In a recent newsletter, it said that the 18 members in the Class of 2013 received scholarship offers totaling more than $4.25 million - to schools like Stanford, Hillsdale, and Baylor! That speaks volumes to me... Veritas is a good investment all around.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2012
Our children have attended this school for 3 years. The academic excellence that comes from this school is nothing short of impressive. While sports and extra activities are a bit limited the programs they do have are excellent. This school has 50% of it's population that travels from outside of Newberg, with some commutes as high as 1 hour (1 way), this speaks to the level of education they are offering. The teachers and leadership of the school really go above and beyond to address the heart of each child and how they react to one another. We find our children's hearts being shaped to seek God and to honor their family daily. We love it.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2008
Can't get any better than a 100% college acceptance rate. Considering that's 10 years worth of graduates, it's a pretty amazing stat. Vertias students run rings around public school students in all areas, especially things like ethics and civic pride.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2007
Veritas is a wonderful school and, like many parents, we've made financial sacrifices to enable our children to attend this school; it's been worth every penny. While the small size tends to limit some extracurricular activities, many students remain active outside of Veritas and the educational and social environment more than make up for this deficiency. Overall there simply is no comparison between the education my children are receiving at Veritas and what their peers are receiving at the arguably good local public schools.

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Veritas was started in 1997 by four families who prayed that the Lord would allow them to bring the gift of classical and Christ-centered education to the Newberg area. We have families who drive over an hour one way to attend the school because it is highly successful, clearly unique, and decidedly Christian. Please come visit and see this for yourself! We'd love to share about this special place with you...

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Veritas School
401 Mission Dr, Newberg, OR  97132
(503) 538-1962
Last modified Veritas School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Veritas School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top