5.00 (9 reviews)
- Veritas Academy is a classical Christian school founded in 1996 to serve the community of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania.
- The academy offers students in Preschool through Twelfth Grade an engaging curriculum that includes a thorough commitment to the first three of the seven liberal arts-grammar, logic and rhetoric.
- These three liberal arts are known as the Trivium.
- Veritas Academy is equipping the next generation to lead and transform culture for Christ by providing a world class, distinctively classical and Christian education, resulting in joyful young people who love truth, beauty and goodness.
- Veritas Academy is committed to their mission of cultivating loving, serving, thinking students through classical Christian education.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Total Students||280 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||40 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||18 students|
|Number of AP Courses||1 courses|
|Advanced Courses||Advanced Placement Physics|
|Average SAT score||1203|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$9,725|
|Tuition Notes||Kindergarten (1/2 day) tuition is $6625 Kindergarten (Full Day) tuition is $9125 Grades 1-6 tuition is $9350 Grades 7-12 tution is $9600|
|% on Financial Aid|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Jill Trimbath|
|Total Sports Offered||3 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||12 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Ensemble, Grammar School Choir, Madrigal Feast, New York City Field Trip, Secondary School Choir, Student Servathon, Washington DC Field Trip, Winter Colonial Ball|
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, International Club
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Grammar School Basketball Team, Grammar School Cross Country Team
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- MountvilleGrades: PK-12 | 258 students
120 College Avenue
Mountville, PA 17554
- LititzGrades: 5-12 | 226 students
212 E Main St
Lititz, PA 17543
- LititzGrades: NS-12 | 332 students
501 W Lincoln Ave
Lititz, PA 17543
- ManheimGrades: PK-8 | 203 students
686 Lebanon Rd
Manheim, PA 17545
Veritas Academy in Leola has been an incredible blessing to our children and family. The school welcomes the entire family into their community, and we have been as blessed by our interactions with other parents and teachers as our children have by their peers and classes! We highly recommend the school .
- Posted by Parent - Veritas Parent
My children have attended Veritas for several years now and I cannot say how much the investment that their teachers make in their lives means to me. As each year goes by, I see the markings of Godliness left on their lives from their teachers. I can't imagine their education without Veritas and I cannot recommend it enough.
- Posted by Parent - Karen
Our daughter has been attending Veritas for four years now, and she is thriving there. I have a master's degree in education and have gotten a good sense of schools in Lancaster county, and I believe Veritas to be the best of them. Particularly, I think the school uses students' time very well; they work hard all day learning valuable content, and no homework is issued in the elementary school years. The teachers are warm and loving, the staff is professional and kind, and the families who attend are thoughtful, generous people with strong investment in their children's lives. Virtue and character are promoted here in their truest sense, not by the teaching of generic monthly character traits, but by careful study of the Bible, the reading of excellent books, and real-life interactions amongst students and their teachers.
- Posted by Parent - Kate
We have been so happy to send our kids to Veritas. The teachers are outstanding and challenge the students - Latin is taught in second grade! It's an impressive curriculum and well-done. We're glad to be a part of this community.
- Posted by Parent - Jen K
We have been homeschooling our girls for the last 6 years and when we knew it was time for them to attend a school, Veritas became the clear leader in our search. From the moment we made contact with Veritas Academy, the school's professional administrators and staff were beyond helpful in detailing the school`s educational program. We were looking for a school that would first reflect the heart of Jesus Christ and a reverence for the word of God. Veritas Academy teaches the method we were looking for in a school, the method of grammar, logic, and rhetoric that will develop our children to be effective thinkers and communicators.
- Posted by Parent - Tami Orama
I came to PA from NY to surprise my granddaughters for a quick visit. During my visit, I visited them at their school, Veritas Academy who has a welcoming open door policy. When I was in one of my granddaughters classes, I was impressed with the curriculum. A teaching method used to learn events in history is done through singing and hand motions. The children in the class were so well behaved and attentive. Being in the teaching field myself, I quickly realized Veritas Academy is a great school.
- Posted by Parent - Gail Vacchio
In the months leading up to our Big School Decision I heard a podcast that addressed the "Great School Debate" and weighed the options facing parents today. The podcast described their experience with a small Christian school as "a warm hug." As the mom of a six year old introvert with a strong desire to be with his parents all hours of the day, the idea of school being a "warm hug" was intriguing to me.From the moment I first observed the Veritas kindergarteners singing "Holy, Holy, Holy" on my first tour of the school, I knew this was the environment I wanted for my son. The structure, the excellent education, the emphasis on manners, and the solid Biblical worldview had me at hello. Knowing the teachers are not only the emotional version of a warm hug, but a spiritual one, too, helps me to rest a little easier. I can walk down the hall after kindergarten drop-off with confidence knowing my child is seen, cared for, prayed over, and loved. And when he needs it, hugged.
- Posted by Parent - Michelle
We have had a wonderful experience at Veritas! The classical model makes Veritas a very unique school in Lancaster County. As parents we are impressed by the amount of information our kids are able to learn and retain. More importantly, we appreciate the way teachers and administrators come alongside us to carry out the goals we have for our children. Building their character and preparing them to know and share Christ in this world.
- Posted by Parent - Tracy
Veritas Academy is a friendly, warm and welcoming school. Three of my children are thriving at Veritas. The teachers are especially knowledgeable and skilled, and beyond that, they care deeply for my children and help them work through life with Christ as their Helper. I love the quality education my kids are receiving in every subject, including broad History and Science in addition to the "3 Rs." Adding Bible, Latin, Music, and Art, Veritas does a great job as a Classical Christian school.
- Posted by Parent - Jen
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