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 promoting a set body of facts to be mastered, the classical approach involves cultivating a mindset which is firmly rooted in the traditions of Western culture and the wisdom of a time when Christ and Christianity were the center and foundation of all learning.
As a University-Model® School (UMS), Veritas Academy of Tucson will utilize a university-type schedule and a teacher-parent integrated instructional approach. The UMS model combines two proven elements of educational success – 1) the professional classroom instruction of a teacher and 2) the caring at-home mentoring of a parent – into a 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.
Other proven elements of the school’s program include character education, low student/teacher ratios, hands-on learning, a strong student work ethic, character-building student activities, an effective college-preparatory curriculum and servant-minded local operation and management.
Veritas Academy of Tucson, along with her sister university-model® schools in other parts of the country, are now demonstrating 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 that is both cost-effective and strengthening to families.