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Veritas School

Private | PK-12 | 360 students

Veritas is best known as the only K-12 classical, Christian school in Richmond

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $145,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $800.

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Posted June 9, 2014

Veritas is a high performing private school that uses unique educational methods that often are reserved for post-secondary educational institutions in the context of a distinctly Christian worldview. This isn't a traditional "church school" where spiritual education comes first, then academics. It uses a rigorous, integrated curriculum that isn't for everybody. If you prefer a faith-first approach where education takes a back seat, then look elsewhere. If you want to help your kids love to learn, and grow in their love of wisdom, beauty, and virtue, then Veritas is for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2014

I am the father of three kids who have attended Veritas for many years. I am so very thankful that such an amazing school is available in richmond. The curiculum is challenging, engaging, Chirst centered, and building them for a life and love of learning and critical thinking. I also am thankful for the culture of the school which treasures pure beauty and character. All three of my kids truly love the school and the other students. I am impressed when other kids come to our house. I find them smart, engaging and a real joy. Many of these qualities have been developed and nurtured in a partnership between the school and the kids' parents. I believe Veritas represents the highest quality education in Richmond which will serve these kids well their entire lives. Sterling Sweeney
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

As a father of a graduating senior, I love the supportive faculty, the close community culture, and the rich content. My daughter was challenged to think and apply concepts, not just memorize information. The material she learned was rich and challenging, but her teachers were eager to see her succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

Veritas School is an excellent environment academically, spiritually, and behaviorally --- parents pay for a well-run school and classrooms that are under the control/care of teachers. I am thankful that teachers care, advocate for my 3 children, and are as engaged as they are. I give high marks for the school and the teachers. I give 4.5 only because I know there is always room for improvement. I could also understand that not all families will fit -- especially if the student has been in public school too long or has behavioral challenges that cause disruptions -- parents will be engaged to help find a solution. Veritas is a small school -- that works hard to remove/reduce barriers to learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

I am the father of 4 children who attend Veritas School and my wife and I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of this community of learning. Both our boys and girls are thriving under the care discipleship of their teachers and facilty. While they are being academically challenged by the rigorous classical education, we see tangible fruit of God's redemptive work in their hearts... we are see students with "strong minds, soft hearts and full souls". If you are considering a Christian education, we welcome you to please take time to visit our campus, meet the faculity, talk with some students and enter into the conversation. You will be glad you did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

We have a son and a daughter at Veritas, and we could not be more pleased with the combination of academic rigor, nurturing environment, and Christian values that permeate everything they learn and do. Our kids are in the lower school, but whenever we have the opportunity to speak with or listen to an upper school student, we are so impressed, and are excited to think that Veritas will have that kind of positive influence on our children during their formative years. We consider it a privilege to be a part of this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

As a father of 2 students, I am greatly encouraged by Veritas. At every parent forum I attend I am renewed and energized about education. I love that Veritas is seeking things that are honorable and excellent. God's Word is incorporated in day to day conversations about the learning experience with my kids which I love! My opinion is that Veritas is seeking to graduate the well-rounded student to love things of virtue and to love learning. All the staff I have interacted with have been nothing but extremely kind and understanding. They are almost super human sometimes! Veritas is a growing school who's Head of School loves all the students and staff and probably knows every parent/guardian by first name! Don't let the price tag scare you. Come in for an anytime walk through. You will not regret it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2014

This school has been a great dissapointment this year. In the past it was a great Christian school, but this year it ihas changed. Not only have they taken the Christian out of the name but I feel they have taken it out of the school also. I found the teachers in my childs grade level would rather tell him/her how bad he/she was doing as opposed to how well he/she could do, and they did not even want or try to help him/her. We ended up having to get outside tutors to catch him/her up because the teachers did not want to. Make sure you understand the curriculum they use also as it is much different then other private schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

Veritas Classical Christian School honors God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. God glorifies Himself through Veritas. Students learn with joy, commitment and depth. Teachers hold students accountable to excellence. Parents encourage each other and care of all the children in the Veritas community. Administrators articulate a vision that differs from the popular worldview. Christian leaders for tomorrow grow in wisdom and stature at this school. If you seriously subscribe to a Christian faith and desire an superior education of your child as a person, seek out Veritas. You will find a blessing waiting for your family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

VERITAS is a place where teachers truly love my three children and where I know the same values we have at home are lived out during the school day. We thank God often for having this option here in Richmond. The rigorous academics and fun style of learning have given my children the gift of success as students. I am stunned at the amount of knowledge they are retaining and the depth of conversations I am able to have with them about what they are learning. Access to the educators and administrators is great and the community of parents is like an extended family. We love VERITAS and I look forward to graduating all of my children from this incredible institution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2013

Veritas is a wonderful educational community. This is our second year with students in the second & fourth grades. As a former teacher, what drew me to Veritas was the exceptional curriculum for a small Christian school. Our students read exceptional literature from every genre, my fourth grader is reading excerpts from literature that aren't encountered until the 12th grade in public school. But what we have fallen in love with is the teachers. Again, having worked with large faculties, I have never encountered a group of teachers so loving, caring that put their students hearts above their students' test scores. Our son developed anxiety from Kindergarten in a public school with over 700 students and 26 in a class. Now he thrives in small classes of 13 or 14 students with the most wonderful teachers who nurture, love and set high standards, but don't coddle. I have and will recommend this school to everyone I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

Our family is incredibly thankful to have the opportunity to send our children to Veritas. This is our third year at the school and we have children in second grade, kindergarten and the new K4 classroom. We originally chose to send our first child to Veritas for the small class sizes, individualized attention and accountability he would receive. We were concerned for his heart and wanted to make sure he was well loved and cared for in the classroom. Now that we have a couple of years of experience at the school, we are greatly encouraged that our children's hearts are not only well taken care of, but their minds are flourishing in a classical learning environment. We were unfamiliar with the classical education model prior to becoming Veritas parents; we are now convinced this traditional form of education is advantageous. The new campus on the Northside is simply beautiful. I was wary at first of the new commute, but its surprisingly convenient to get in/out from major roadways. It is with much gratitude and excitement that we look forward to watching Veritas grow and flourish in its new home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

I am the proud parent of two African American students, my husband and I have been extremely pleased with how they have been received loved and nurtured. The entire Veritas Community has been a tremendous support to us as we have adjusted to this phenomenal school. I would not recommend that you that you walk to this school I would encourage anyone who is looking for a superior academic experience for their children to run to this school! It is Christ centered and a wonderful environment to learn and grow! Also I would like to add the new campus is simply beautiful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2013

As a parent of a student in second grade I have been incredibly impressed by the sincere care that each teacher has demonstrated toward my daughter over the last three years. Teachers truly take the time to learn the particular strengths and weaknesses of each child. Without compromising the integrity of the curriculum, teachers offer instruction that clearly takes their understanding of each child into account. Furthermore, I have found my daughter's teachers to be great communicators. All of her teachers have been eager to partner with my wife and I, including graciously offering advice regarding the supporting our daughter's learning at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2013

Veritas is a wonderful school! As a teacher here, I have seen firsthand the dedication shown by my colleagues. The teachers and the administrative staff here truly care about each student. They are always willing to go the extra mile, whether to care for a student's heart or to improve the quality of their instruction. As someone just starting a family, I hope to send my kids to Veritas when they are old enough to attend school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 1, 2013

Our family is pleased to be a part of the Veritas School community. For six years, we have seen our child thrive in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ through a beautifully integrated, K-12 classical curriculum. It is quite evident that the school is committed to fine tuning its craft and with every passing year, I see Veritas developing into one of the finest secondary schools in the region. It's an exciting place to be. Many parents will agree with me that one of school's greatest strengths is a dedicated and godly faculty. The men and women who teach my child are excellent at what they do and they sincerely care for their students. I also acknowledge God's immense blessing of strong leadership in our Head of school, board and administration. This has been paramount to enabling our next step: growing into a permanent home where the joy of learning, serving others, and glorifying God is natural pursuit. Keep it up, Veritas!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2013

We moved to Richmond from a very strong international school overseas. Initially, we worried that our children would have a difficult time adjusting to school in the US - Veritas turned out to be the perfect place for them to land. The teachers were incredibly patient, spending time praying with and for our kids as they transitioned, their classmates were welcoming and while the academic expectations are high, I see students rising to the challenge and enjoying school more because their minds are fully engaged. Veritas school culture encourages students to do their best, whether in the classroom, on the field or in an artistic endeavor. We've also been warmly welcomed by the parent community, and have found many ways to be involved. Veritas has been one of the best parts of our move to Richmond.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 31, 2013

I have been involved in Christian education at all levels for the past twenty-two years. What drew me to Veritas School two years ago was their commitment to not simply educate the students, but to provide an environment that shows the students what are objective truth and beauty and to appreciate them and to seek after them in all aspects of their lives AND that they are only attainable within a biblical framework. The school also is committed to continual improvement. They recognize they must continually be striving for excellence in order to actually have excellence. The integration of subject matter and the desire to have teachers who want to be the best in their respective fields are other reasons I found Veritas School to be so attractive. I have not been disappointed, especially with respect to the headmaster and the board and their commitments to excellence.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 28, 2012

Veritas School is unprecedented in the Richmond area! From our initial school tour and classroom visit, we quickly recognized Veritas as a unique and special place. Our family has been a part of this growing and thriving community for 5 years. As a classical, Christian school, Veritas is truly Christ-centered and academically challenging, teaching our children how to think and learn from a Biblical-world view. The faculty supports our efforts as parents to develop character, the love of learning, and the love of Christ in our children. When we consider the amount of time our children spend each day in their school environment, we are so thankful for the positive impact the teachers, administration, and fellow students have in their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2012

We have been at Veritas for four years, and it has been a perfect fit. It's one thing to look good on paper and another to find a school that practices that vision with such excellence. The teachers take the time to know, respect, and appreciate my son for who he is. Because of that, he is encouraged to honor the Lord in his academics and with his character. Veritas is a community that loves learning of all kinds: My son reads great books, studies the unfolding of history and God's hand in it, is practicing speaking with eloquence, and is appreciating the order (and beauty!) of math and writing. The athletic program has grown and is thriving! We love the competition of soccer and basketball and the friendships that occur on the field and court. We are so grateful to be a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Local Private Schools
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Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Virginia
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
German
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Latin

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • W. Keith Nix
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACCS
  • ACSI

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Latin
  • Math club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
58
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
75
Students typically come from these schools
Local Private Schools
Local Public Schools
Homeschool

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$9000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Virginia
Virginia Tech
University of Richmond
College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Summer college prep programs
SAT/ACT prep classes
Community college courses
College presentations or information sessions
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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3400 Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23225
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Phone: (804) 272-9517

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