What grades are offered at the school?
For 2016-2017, we have K5 – 7th grades. We will continue to add a new grade every year.
Which subjects are offered?
We offer English (phonics-based reading, composition, and grammar), mathematics, nature study, Bible, geography, history, music, and art. Starting in 3rd Grade, students begin taking Latin. Beginning in 6th grade, students attend PE for gymnastic and sports training.
Where is the school located?
In the education wing of Augusta Road Baptist Church, 1823 Augusta Street. Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, we will meet at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 701 Cleveland St.
What is the tuition for 2016-2017?
Our 2016-2017 tuition is $4,200 per student for Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Tuition for 6th grade and up is $5,400. A pre-pay discount is available. Also, please note that additional costs (uniforms, books, Latin training, etc.) are about $1,200 for the first year at VPS.
Is tuition assistance available?
Yes, a limited amount of need-based tuition assistance is available.
Do you allow students to enroll in classes on an a la carte or part-time basis?
No, students enroll in the complete curriculum of liberal arts by grade.
Is the school a not for profit entity?
Yes, the school is a not for profit corporation and is a registered 501 (c)(3).
What is the leadership structure?
The school is governed by a Board of Directors, which oversees the Headmaster.
Does this type of schooling fulfill state requirements?
Yes, it parallels requirements in the core subjects and exceeds the requirements for grade levels.
Is this school governed by a church?
No. Veritas is an independent, non-denominational, and not for profit organization.
What is the role of parents at this school?
Depending on their age, children attend school two to three days per week (K-5th for two days, 6th and up three days). During home days, parents spend intentional time leading their child(ren) in the application of concepts taught at school. Parents act as co-teachers under the guidance of the classroom teacher who provides lesson plans for home days. The number of hours required for teaching at home varies depending on the age of the child and individual needs.
Veritas is not currently equipped to modify its instructional or evaluation practices or procedures in response to a student’s learning disabilities or other special challenges, such as ADD or dyslexia. All students will receive (or not receive) credit based upon what they have (or have not) done relative to a common standard, rather than upon individualized standards developed in response to special needs.