About: Our Values

Our Values at a Glance

Who We Are:

We are devoted to educating the whole student with the whole truth of Christ. We are committed to excellence in instruction and Christ centered education.

What We Do:

We provide Classical Christian education using models of grammar, rhetoric, and logic. We use the Bible as a framework for all education while fostering growth in academic, social, and spiritual life for students.

How We Do It:

We are committed to modeling a Biblical worldview while partnering well with families and local church communities to help our students thrive.

Why We Do It:

One of our core values is to walk in a Christ-like manner. We strive to foster an understanding of Biblical values and virtue and an appreciation for God's creation in our students.

Where We Do It:

Veritas is committed to helping students live out their unique callings as Christ followers in our homes, school culture, and communities.

Classical Christian Education- The Trivium- A Brief Overview

Note: Within the Classical Trivium, there are obvious overlaps as a child moves through each learning stage. In the end, the Classical Trivium seeks to cooperate with the developmental and learning tendencies God has given children.

 

  Grammar – Elementary. Also known as the Poll-Parrot stage, the Grammar stage is a time to excite children about learning, while filling them full of interesting and essential facts, such as math tables, geography, dates, events, plant and animal classifications and characteristics; anything that lends itself to easy repetition and assimilation in a young mind. Material is presented in interactive, fun ways that encourage young students to learn and parrot back. During the Grammar stage, children possess a great natural ability to memorize large amounts of material, even though they may not always understand its significance. The grammar stage capitalizes on a child’s natural tendency to please and trust their teachers. As Christian disciples, it is essential that self-confidence and a life-long love for reading and learning be cultivated during the Grammar stage.

 

  Logic – Junior High. Also known as the Pert or Dialectic stage, the Pert stage is a time when a young person is not only interested in learning facts. During this stage, the student begins to use reason to ask questions based upon what was learned during the Grammar stage. This is an exciting and challenging time for students and teachers. It is at this stage that formal logic is introduced. As Christian disciples, the desired outcome is clear: logical thinking and the ability to separate truth from fiction and fact from theory.

 

  Rhetoric – High School. Also known as the Poetic stage, this is the stage during which students are taught to apply the facts of grammar and utilize logic in their thinking. Creative thinking and problem solving do not spring forth from a void, but come from a vital foundation of content and organized thought. Rhetorical skills are taught so as to leverage grammar (basics) and logic (sound thinking) into the student’s academic interests, future educational specializations, and potential employment options. As Christian disciples, the goal for graduates from this stage is the capacity to dream big dreams, conquer life’s challenges, and in particular, provide clear, articulate responses to questions of faith. Our hope is that Rhetoric graduates will be able followers of Jesus Christ.