Veritas Academy offers the Christian homeschooling family a tried and proven method for educating students to become confident and articulate thinkers- able to read perceptively, express themselves well, and grasp the great ideas that have shaped Western civilization; all of which equip students to confront the challenges of modern society, technology, and culture.
The Classical approach is based on a system developed in antiquity. It consists of three stages and is generally referred to as the Trivium.
The following sections provide a brief description of each stage of the Trivium and our approach to them.
The Grammar Stage (Grades 1-4)
At this early stage, the focus is on learning and memorizing fundamental facts related to the primary disciplines. In addition to acquiring basic reading, writing, and mathematical skills, grammar students should be learning a time-line for history and essential concepts in science.
Veritas recommends this stage be accomplished primarily in the home and offers no supplemental classes at this level.
The Dialectic (Logic) Stage (Grades 5-8)
Students begin to take facts learned in the Grammar stage and explore relationships between these facts. Logic courses will be offered at these grade levels to help develop critical thinking skills.
The Rhetoric Stage (Grades 9-12)
In the rhetoric stage, students learn to express acquired knowledge more effectively through writing and rhetorical address. This level will be college preparatory in nature.
History & Heritage
season-by-season and year-by-year, form part of a modest effort
at Veritas Academy to recover our cultural
inheritance; ancient and modern, sacred
and secular, philosophical and practical. All are welcome to join us
as we remember and, where it’s due, honor those who have gone before
Summer 2012 History and Heritage Quiz
Fall 2012 History and Heritage Quiz
2013 History and Heritage Quiz
Spring 2012 History and Heritage Quiz
"There is more to be learned about
the nature of man as an individual and as a member of
society from a firm grounding in ancient and modern history
than from all the ‘social studies’ ever put together by
dreamy ‘progressive’ educators.” Richard Weaver in his
1959 essay, "Education and the Individual"