Academics

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

The basic mode of education used in all classes at Veritas is the classical and Christian method. Classical in the terms of education refers to the style of education employed by the ancient Greeks through the seven liberal arts. The Trivium refers to the first three of the seven liberal arts (Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric) and forms the basis of a classical education for grade levels kindergarten through high school.


Veritas’ educational practices are based on classical methodologies and a biblical worldview. For the purpose of providing a classical and Christian education, Veritas depends upon the description of such in the following literature:

“The Lost Tools of Learning” by Dorothy Sayers
Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning by Douglas Wilson
Repairing the Ruins edited by Douglas Wilson
The Seven Laws of Teaching by John Gregory                                                                                       Wisdom and Eloquence by Robert Littlejohn and Charles T. Evans

All teachers are to seek to further their knowledge and practice of classical and Christian methodologies through independent study of the above materials and other programs and training as they are made available.


OBJECTIVES AND STANDARDS
All instruction is to follow this basic structure. Grammar is to be understood as the fundamental rules and data of each subject. Logic is to be understood as the ordered relationship of particulars in each subject. Rhetoric is to be understood as the means by which the grammar and logic of each subject may be expressed clearly.


Guidelines:
A. Teach all subjects as parts of an integrated whole with the Scripture at the center (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
B. Provide a clear model of Biblical Christian life through its staff and board (Matthew 22:37-40).
C. Encourage every child to begin and develop his relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20).
D. Emphasize grammar, logic, and rhetoric in all subjects.
E. Encourage every student to develop a love for learning and to achieve his academic potential.
F. Provide an orderly atmosphere conducive to the attaining of these goals.