Grades: PK-12 | 356 students
Veritas has a student enrollment of between 350-370 students each year in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12.
Each Spring, the Senior class takes a trip to Europe, where much of what they've learned in History, Bible, and Theology come together as they walk through many places they've studied in these classes.
Since our lead graduating class in 2005, all of our graduates have been accepted to college or university. The list of schools our graduates have been accepted to spans the spectrum from Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Florida State and Sewanee, to UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, Boston College and Harvard. The average SAT score for our students is 1807.
Athletics are alive and well at Veritas, and complement our rigorous academic curriculum to produce well-rounded students. Sports offered include basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, cross country, tennis, and golf.
At Veritas, teaching our students the value of servant leadership through doing for others is vitally important. Not only do individual classes have service projects they perform together, but our Salt and Light Serve-A-Thon is an annual day of service the entire school participates in.
Our Performing Arts program begins in 6th grade as an elective that students may participate in all the way through their senior year. Productions include a Shakespeare play each fall and a musical each Spring. Seeing the love of theatre sparked in our students through either performing or being part of the crew is something we prize.
Art is part of our curriculum from Pre-K - 8th Grade, and can be taken as an elective in 6th-12th grades as well. Our art teacher (who is a professional artist herself) stresses that, since we are made in the image of our Creator God, we all possess creativity as well, and can access that creativity in different ways.
Music is an important part of our curriculum as well, with all students participating in different ways during their years at Veritas. Special choral performances, instrumental ensembles, student-led chapel music, and classroom music instruction are some of the ways the love of music is planted in the hearts of our students.
Veritas Christian Academy is an independent, co-educational, PreK - 12, college preparatory school with an educational culture built on the classical Trivium and historic Biblical Christianity.
Veritas provides an academic curriculum that trains students in the grammatical, dialectical, and rhetorical arts with an equal emphasis on the acquisition of the empirical and mathematical sciences preparatory to, or at the level of, College Board Advanced Placement standards.
The program aims not only to equip students with knowledge of the different disciplines, but also to aid their understanding of learning as the pursuit and application of truth. The program's distinctives include Latin instruction that begins in third grade, a full year of informal and formal logic, a full year of rhetoric, the writing and defense of a senior thesis, and the age-appropriate teaching methodologies required of each subject.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||High Functioning Autism and related conditions|
|Total Students||356 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 18%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||59 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||20 students|
|Number of AP Courses||7 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Latin Virgil, AP Literature and Composition, AP US Government, AP US History|
|Average SAT score||1807|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal
(Khaki pants/shorts/skirts/logo polo shirts)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition ranges from $5,564 in Pre-Kindergarten to $10,556 for seniors.|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$3,800|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Allison Bennett|
|Admissions Associate||Buffey Smith|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Golf,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||9 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Chess Club, Chorus, Creative Writing/Songwriting, Drama, Nature Appreciation, Praise Band, Strength and Conditioning, Studio Art, Yearbook Chess Club, Chorus, Drama, Praise Band, Studio Art, Yearbook, Creative Writing/Songwriting,
Strength and Conditioning,
- To graduate from Veritas Christian Academy a student must have at least a C average (70% or higher) in every course taken in the curriculum. The school does not rank students. A minimum of 23 credits is required for graduation.
Profile last updated: 07/16/2015
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