Begun centuries ago at boarding schools in England and then adopted by many prominent universities throughout the United States, our House System creates smaller groups of students within the school to foster meaningful relationships across grade levels while engaging in acts of service to our city and other team building exercises.
Students (along with siblings) are placed in one of four houses named for notable Christians throughout history. Veritas houses are named for:
Our vision is for students to “give their lives away in the service of Jesus Christ and others.” We seek to cultivate the habit of service by dedicating at least two school days each year to loving our neighbors. Example ministries or communities we have served include: St. Matthew Church, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Sarah Gossett Home for Women, Spring Park Senior Living, Pendleton Manor Assisted Living, and Poe Mill Achievement Center.
Programs & clubs
There are various programs and clubs sponsored by Veritas including Recitation Night, Lessons & Carols, basketball, student council, Shakespeare, yearbook, BBQ club and more. Our University-Model schedule also provides students and families time to pursue extracurricular interests beyond those offered by Veritas,
Field Trips & Outings
The school facilitates various field trips and outings for Veritas families throughout the year. Examples include: 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C., 5th grade trip to Barrier Island, Roper Mountain Science Center, and Lake Conestee Nature Park.
Like many University-Model Schools, Veritas is a ministry to families. We believe that serving and equipping our parents will help transform the hearts and lives of our students.
The community of Veritas mothers is a special and dynamic group of women, most of whom serve as the primary co-teacher for their student. Veritas moms have opportunities to regularly connect and encourage one another through morning or evening gatherings, book studies, as well as an overnight retreat.
Fathers play an important role in the family’s education at Veritas. Dads often lead a portion of the co-teaching responsibilities as well as serve and support their spouse in co-teaching. Dads also get together to pray for the school, enjoy book discussions, and pursue fellowship with one another.
A day in the life…
Days on Campus
Students in grades K-4th attend class on campus two days a week (Tuesday & Thursday). Beginning in 5th grade and through high school, students attend class on campus three days a week (Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday).
Since the hours on campus are limited, teachers make the most of this time in terms of academic instruction, developing relationships, and the formation of character.
Days at Home
On home days, students complete a lesson plan provided by the school. The “at home” work is often a review or extension of topics initially taught by the classroom teacher.
Home days also afford parents the “gift of time” to invest in their relationship with their child and explore other areas of interest including sports, the arts, and friendships.
Experiencing life outside the classroom is an important part of a student’s formation. Whether it’s a field trip, the annual talent show, a play by Shakespeare, a basketball game, or BBQ club - students are provided opportunities to express their gifts and build community with peers.