Veritas School (Newberg, Oregon)

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Veritas School
Veritas School Newberg Oregon.JPG
First Presbyterian, the church in front of the Veritas campus
Address
401 Mission Dr
Newberg, Oregon, Yamhill County, 97132
 United States
Coordinates 45°18′29″N 122°58′31″W / 45.30802°N 122.975349°W / 45.30802; -122.975349Coordinates: 45°18′29″N 122°58′31″W / 45.30802°N 122.975349°W / 45.30802; -122.975349
Information
Type Private[1]
Opened 1997
Principal Bryan Lynch[2]
Grades K-12[1]
Color(s) Burgundy and navy   [2]
Athletics conference OSAA Casco League 1A-2[2]
Mascot Vanguard[2]
Accreditation ACCS[3]
Affiliation Christian
Website

Veritas School is a private Christian school in Newberg, Oregon, United States. Founded in 1997, it uses the Classical Christian education model, with all students receiving a Liberal Arts education. This includes Math (through Calculus), Science, History, English, Literature, Theology, Foreign Language (Latin is begun in 3rd grade and highschoolers can take four years of French or three of Latin and one of New-Testament Greek), Art, Music, Rhetoric, Formal Logic, and PE. All subjects are taught with God and His Word at their core.

Veritas has been accredited by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools since October 2007.[3]

The 18 members of the Class of 2013 averaged 1923 on the SAT, placing it in the 89th percentile nationally. Those 18 were offered more than $4.25 million in initial scholarship offers from colleges such as Stanford University, Hillsdale College, Wheaton College, and Baylor University. Two of these seniors received full-ride scholarships.

Since 2005, Veritas has had 24 National Merit honorees.

Veritas School's Concert Choir placed 2nd in the OSAA State Choir Championships in 2009. In 2011 and 2012, the Concert Choir placed 1st, and 2nd in 2013. In 2014, the choir tied for 1st with Delphian.

In 2011, Veritas graduated 21 students, the largest senior class in the history of the school, and in 2012, its 100th graduate received his diploma.

Only half of Veritas students come from the Newberg area, with some families driving over an hour one way from such cities as Salem, Milwaukie, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, McMinnville, Forest Grove, and Portland.

The school is currently building a permanent facility on the corner of Bell and College roads in Newberg.

Mission statement[edit]

"The mission of Veritas School is to cultivate wisdom, virtue, and godliness in its students, faculty, staff, families, and communities by providing an excellent Christ-centered and classical education."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oregon School Directory 2008-09". Oregon Department of Education. p. 139. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d http://www.osaa.org/schools.aspx/Veritas/
  3. ^ a b http://www.accsedu.org/Page.aspx?id=83139