The History of Veritas

Who We Are . . .
Veritas opened its doors in the fall of 2000 with a full kindergarten through twelfth grade program. We are a group of committed Christians called from all walks of life, housewives, teachers, missionaries, florist, service men and women, to teach the truths of God and His Creation in the classical tradition. Veritas Christian Community School is not affiliated with one particular denomination or church, but is sponsored by local churches. Calvary Chapel, Grace Church, and the Sierra Vista Baptist Church have supported Veritas from the beginning as sponsoring churches.

Why We Are Here . . .
The times in which our students are growing up are more difficult in many ways than in the youth of their parents and grandparents; more difficult especially in the realm of morality and spirituality as humanistic worldviews continue to infiltrate even Christian institutions. Our primary goal is simply this, that when they are faced with temptations and persecution our students will be found standing firm in their faith with the desire and ability to express the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ so that others may find Him. This quote from Francis Schaeffer in Back to Freedom and Dignity sums up our vision well:

“Christians should prepare to take the lead in giving direction to cultural change. And if it goes poorly , as well it might in the post-Christian world, then we should be consciously preparing the next generation for the new battles it will face.”

The goal of Veritas is to provide a complete classical and Christian education with students capable of representing themselves and Christ well. This is a complete program with each year building upon the previous year. We encourage families and students to see the benefit of completing the entire program.

What Has Been Accomplished . . .
Ultimately, any success that we have experienced has been by the hand of God. Although it is tempting to measure success by the things one can see, we measure our success by the intangible, the things not easily seen or understood. Our success lies in this: we have remained steadfast in our vision to train up Christian children who are able to think clearly and to discern truth from falsehood with the ability to reason soundly, all the while representing Jesus Christ to a fallen world. The Lord has seen fit to add academic excellence to the blessings He has bestowed upon us. Since 2004 we have graduated National Merit Finalists, National Merit Commended Students and one appointee to the United States Military Academy at West Point.