What is Veritas?
Veritas Academy of Tucson is a Christian, classical school that adheres to a university-type schedule.
It began like so many things do – with a few people and a vision. In 2008, several families had been struggling with the schooling options available to them. They wanted their children to have an academically rigorous, Christ-centered education and – believing it was their God-given responsibility to disciple their children in Christ – desired to be significantly involved in administering that education. The result of their efforts was the formation of Veritas Academy of Tucson.
As a Christian school, Veritas Academy aims to help parents raise up life-long learners in the training and admonition of the Lord by:
- Helping to preserve and strengthen the God-ordained family relationship through the University-Model® of schooling.
- Teaching children to think critically and creatively via the classical education model.
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.