Taking young minds seriously

News & Updates

2018 Fall Formal

Our Upper School students had a ball at the fall formal this year.  Our masquerade ball was held at the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta.  Our young ladies were lovely and our young men were quite dapper.

Montessori program

Taught by Mrs. Sylvia Rajakaruna, the program uses the traditional Montessori method developed by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago.  It is a hands-on, child-centered      program that helps the child become an independent life-long learner.

  • Open to kids ages 3-5 (must be toilet-trained)
  • Limited to 12 students
  • Half-day program, five days a week
  • VCA uniform required
  • Tuition is $2300
  • Montessori students may participate in our after-school Enrichment Program as space permits

To apply, please email us at info@veritasmarietta.com

Affectionately known as “Mrs. Sylvia,” our Montessori teacher is a veteran in the classroom with more than 44 years of experience.  Mrs. Sylvia Rajakaruna is originally from Sri Lanka but has been in Marietta since 1974.  She is beloved by many generations of Mariettans who attended her Montessori program.

Veritas and Montessori

At Veritas, young minds are taken seriously. The Montessori approach views the whole student in a way that is consistent with classical education, regarding the “absorbent mind” and the will as factors in learning and growth.

Montessori education is anchored to the idea that children are increasingly competent and naturally curious, pursuing knowledge for its own sake with minimal outside incentives, gimmicks, or technology. This learning takes place in a prepared, child-sized environment, as students are guided by instructors to self-directed learning activities in mixed-age classrooms. Though learning is student-led and individualized, the materials and lessons are intentional, purposeful, and effective at teaching concepts in developmentally appropriate ways. Students work in the areas of math, language development, fine and gross motor development, botany, and geography, all the while learning to be respectful, quiet, orderly, clean, and responsible.

The Montessori classroom fits well in the classical model, preparing students to think carefully and confidently, receive the guidance of teachers, help peers, take pride in their work, and work toward mastery. Maria Montessori’s approach to elementary education is not unlike the multidisciplinary “great lessons” our grammar students receive, and early years in a Montessori program equip them for the challenges of developing both intellect and virtue in grammar school and beyond.

In the News

Acton Institute features Veritas Classical Academy – July 26, 2017

The Academy is highlighted in a new book on education reform, The Education Invasion, by Joy Pullmann, managing editor of the Federalist and research fellow on education policy for The Heartland Institute.

THREE-PART RADIO INTERVIEW with Mr. Rutherford and Mrs. Ritter regarding classical education at VCA:

Part ONE

Part TWO

Part THREE

“The Peaceful Pursuit of Veritas”  http://www.newsandsentinel.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/2016/12/peaceful-pursuit-of-veritas/

Poet/author visits VCA.  http://www.mariettatimes.com/news/2016/11/the-thrill-of-using-words/

Adding high school and ambitious goals!  http://www.mariettatimes.com/page/content.detail/id/586088/Veritas-Academy-adding-2-grades.html?nav=5002

Archived Newsletters

September 29, 2017 – Mini-Michelangelos, Penny War

September 22, 2017 – Tennis Team News, Visit to Special Collections at Marietta College

September 14, 2017 – Matriculation Day, House Inductions, Archaeological Dig

September 1, 2017 – Introducing Dr. Bonnie Martinez

March 8, 2017 – School in the 1800s, Marietta College on Campus

March 3, 2017 – High School Field Trip to Chicago!

February 14, 2017 – Why Latin? Pancakes with the Presidents

January 19, 2017 – First Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Science Fair

November 22, 2016 – We are Thankful for Much

October 14, 2016 – Visiting the Planetarium, Washington House Serving the Needy

September 6, 2016 – Back to School 2016!

August 19, 2016 – Teacher Training, New Staff, Extracurriculars

August 3, 2016 – New Staff, the House System, School Calendar

June 23, 2016 – Iowa Test Score were outstanding!

May 19, 2016 – Farewell to Miss Sorensen, Welcome Mrs. McKay

May 12, 2016 – Trip to Washington, Introducing Mr. Schaffer

April 15, 2016 – Introducing Prof. Parlin, Spring into Shakespeare 2016

April 7, 2016 – Welcoming Ohio’s Legislature, Summer Music Camps, Veritas Van Goghs

February 12, 2016 – Pickleball, Herodotus, New Enrollment Period Begins

October 9, 2015 – It’s a Zoo! and Other Fun Tidbits

October 2, 2015 – Tennis, Chopin, and Nursing Home Visit

September 25, 2015 – Cato, Escher, and Ancient Indian Art

September 11, 2015 – Commemorating September 11, Bananas Have DNA, and Ice Cream Experiments

September 3, 2015 – First Day of School 2015

August 24, 2015 – Teacher Training Week, Res Ipsa What?

August 18, 2015 – After School Programs for 2015

July 29, 2015 – Back to School 2015

July 3, 2015 – Happy Independence Day, Enrollment up 84%!

June 16, 2015 – Iowa Test Results, Jason Jones Visit

June 11, 2015 – First and Second Grade Teacher Hired

May 28, 2015 – Video of our First Year

May 13, 2015 – New Faculty Hired

May 7, 2015 – New After-School Enrichment Program, Russian Culture

April 10, 2015 – Debussy, War of Jenkin’s Ear, Spring Rabbits

April 1, 2015 – Eureka!, Veritas Garden, and Origins of April Fools’ Day

March 18, 2015 – Vienna Boys Choir Visit, The Importance of Fairy Tales, The Gordian Knot

March 10, 2015 – Xenia, Wisp Ski Trip, 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

February 20, 2015 – Snow Policy, Saxon Mathematics, Aristotle’s Golden Mean

February 13, 2015 – George Washington Carver, St. Valentine, and Little House in the Big Woods

February 6, 2015 – 7th & 8th Grade Curricula Online, Geography Bee

January 30, 2015 – Picasso, Veritas Virtual Scavenger Hunt, The Snake

January 22, 2015 – Pi, Troy, and Forces of Nature

January 16, 2015 – The Crumhorn, Spelling Bee Winners, and Old Ratty

January 7, 2015 – Admissions Open House, Medieval & Renaissance Music Event, and Spencerian Penmanship

December 11, 2013 – Minoan Frescoes, Origin of Good King Wenceslas

November 25, 2014 – Kids’ Turkey Recipes, Cornucopias, the Mayflower, and a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 30, 3024 – Harp Presentation, Hector Berlioz, Jamestown

November 11, 2014 – Honoring our Veterans, Martinstag, the Ishtar Gate

October 27, 2014 – The Great Wave and the Big Rock, The Little Hero of Holland

October 3, 2014 – Latin Lingo, the Veritas Olympics, Andes Manta

September 20, 2014 – Lizard in the Library, Math Challenge, Special Event

September 11, 2014 – Junior DaVincis, the National Anthem, Constitution Day

August 26, 2014 – Icarus, Peacocks, Mozart – A Challenging Curriculum

August 18, 2014 – Matriculation Ceremony, School Oath

Recommended Reading List for Parents

If you wish to better understand the current state of American education you must first understand something about the history of education in our country. To that end, we have compiled a list of resources we recommend to you.  Please click here.