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Veritas Academy

Private | K-12 | 200 students

We help students know the fact, think critically, and communicate effectively.

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $175,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $860.

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5 stars

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Posted August 27, 2013

This school is absolutely wonderful. Rigorous and yet the kids have so much fun. The best school in Lancaster county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2013

Our son loves Veritas! The classical Christian approach has given him a strong foundation both academically & biblically. We enjoy the "family feel" that we get from attending a small school. The teachers and staff are highly qualified & wonderful role models.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Veritas focuses on the classical Christian education. It was a method primarily used in the ancient times, but because of a few wise men(primarily Douglas Wilson) this styl of teaching has grown rapidly in the modern world. Are you looking for a good, healthy enviroment for your child's education? Look no further than Veritas.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 74%
Black 1% 16%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% N/A
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Public Schools
Private Schools
Other classical schools
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 2% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 96% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 2% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Grove City College
Hilsdale College
Other Selective Colleges
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Drama club

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • George Tyler Fischer
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • office@veritasacademy.com
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACCS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Adult education
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Internships
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Engineering
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Greek
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Veritas Academy prepares students to thrive in our culture. We teach kids to know the facts, think clearly and critically, and communicate effectively and well.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


6 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
30
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
50
Students typically come from these schools
Public Schools
Private Schools
Other classical schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Grove City College
Hilsdale College
Other Selective Colleges
College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
SAT/ACT prep classes
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 2%
4 year college - 96%
Workforce - 2%
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26 Hillcrest Ave
Leola, PA 17540
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Phone: (717) 556-0690

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