Veritas Academy of Tucson is a private, classical Christian school that utilizes a university-type schedule and a teacher-parent integrated instructional approach. As a University-Model® School (UMS), Veritas Academy of Tucson combines two proven elements of educational success ‑ the professional classroom instruction of a teacher and the caring at-home mentoring of a parent ‑ into a single, unified, college-simulated program. In doing so, it seeks to encourage a high level of academic achievement as well as strong ties between parents and their children.
As a classical school, Veritas Academy is oriented toward re-instating the belief that “God is the Light in which we see and understand everything.” We employ a classical curriculum which emphasizes great literature and the chronological study of historical periods. Rather than promote a set body of facts to be mastered, we seek to cultivate a mindset that is firmly rooted in the traditions of Western culture, and the knowledge and wisdom of a time when Christ and Christianity were the center and foundation of all learning.
Other proven elements of the school’s program include character education, low student/teacher ratios, hands-on learning, a strong student work ethic, an effective college-preparatory curriculum, character-building student activities, and servant-minded local operation and management.
The school was officially incorporated in May of 2008 and opened for its first day of classes in August 2010. Veritas Academy of Tucson, along with her sister university-model® schools in other parts of the country, have consistently demonstrated that it is indeed possible for both parents and teachers to effectively work together for the common goal of providing God’s children with a high quality, Christian education, an education that is both cost-effective and strengthening to families.